Each year, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies celebrates the exceptional volunteer achievements of employees through their Volunteer Recognition Program. Through these programs the Companies awards grants to nonprofit organizations where these volunteers volunteer their time. Scott Verrelli, of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., created the Maia Marie Charity Golf Outing after he and his wife Jessica lost their baby daughter, Maia in 2004 during the first months of life and to date they have raised over $80,000 for the Trisomy 18 Foundation’s mission.
In recognition of his efforts, Scott was selected from among 200 employees at Johnson & Johnson as their recipient of the $10,000 Annual Volunteer Recognition Grant that was donated to the Trisomy 18 Foundation. Scott and Jessica Verrelli and their extended family have been dedicated Trisomy 18 volunteers since the loss of their daughter, Maia Marie Verrelli, in 2004 at 54 days old. He and Jessica and their extended families have hosted an annual golf tournament in her memory every year for the last 9 years and will be again be hosting this year at the 10th annual Golf Tournament in September 2015 in Easton, PA on Sept. 25th.