Mark Maddox – Founder

Mark is a currently the Founder and Executive Director of He1p Foundation.
I’m a father of a handful of wonderful children and former NFL athlete of 10 years. I have been involved with charities since 1989. I have been a part of businesses and organizations that have worked primarily with children and families.

The reasoning for starting He1p Foundation was to provide a viable source for families to afford their children the opportunities to enhance a skill, hobby, or passion in their life. Our goal is to work with children no matter what hindrances there may be.

He1p Foundation hopes to become a viable source and resource network to help families find services that will enhance their children in the pursuit of their endeavors.


Mark Maddox – Founder, Executive Director

Holly Emery – Board Member/Secretary

Alberta Maddox
 – Board Member

Keith Maddox
 – Board Member

Bernadette Bennett
 – Board Member

Here is a list of some of the things I have achieved:

  • Hosted “Tuesday’s Child’, local television spot to raise awareness for Big Brothers / Big Sisters 1994
  • Spokesperson for Western New York United against drug and alcohol abuse 1995
  • Spokesperson for Monroe Country Special Olympics 1992-1996
  • Spokesperson for Lothlorian Therapeutic Riding Association 1993-1997
  • Motivation Speaker for high school and junior high school teams
  • Margarite D’Youville Award Outstanding Community Service 1995
  • Clinton Dewitt Award Outstanding Community Service 1994
  • Gateway Friend of the Children Award 1996
  • Board of Directors
  • The Pegasus Project 4/2003 – 2005
  • One Vision Children’s Foundation 9/2000 – 9/2002
  • Blind Association of WNY 1993-1995
  • Setup and attended several charity gold events for fundraising
  • Attended several local events on behalf of NFL
  • NFL Extra Effort Award 1995 Community Service