Have Jodi Speak at Your Next Event!


Overcome Adversity with Hope

Jodi has taken her vision and moved it forward in a truly remarkable way.


-Sara Hopwood Feldman,

ALS Hope Foundation

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What are Jodi's presentations?
Who is
Jodi O'Donnell-Ames?
Living with Purpose:
Founding a Nonprofit:
The Joy of Volunteerism:

Jodi shares the life events that brought her to truly understand her life's purpose. Once she became aware of her experiences, how they affected her over four decades and trusted her intuition, her greatest role became a reality.

Until Hope Loves Company, there was not a nonprofit with the sole mission of providing educational and emotional support to children and young adults who had or have a loved one living with ALS. Jodi discusses the steps she took to start HLC from her home and the many children (and reasons) for forging forward.

Is your business or organization not as enthusiastic about volunteering and corporate giving as you'd prefer? In her presentation, Jodi shares ways employees can give, how it improves team building skills and company morale and why everyone benefits when they are working together to help others.

Jodi O'Donnell-Ames is a tireless advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). She is the Founder and President of Hope Loves Company, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational and emotional support to children and young adults who had or have loved ones battling ALS.  She lives with her husband Benton in Titusville, NJ. Their children, adults now, have all lost a parent to ALS before the age of 10. Jodi is the author of two books, The Stars that Shine and Someone I Love has ALS. Additionally, Jodi has been featured on numerous news channels, on radio interviews and on the cover of a magazine.

Contact jodi.odonnell-ames@hopelovescompany.org or call the office at 609-730-1144.


While Jodi enjoys sharing her mission and story everywhere that she's invited, she also really enjoys supporting Hope Loves Company and the children we serve. Therefore, please consider making a donation when you book her to pay it forward.

How do I book her to speak at my event?
  • People Magazine Hero Among Us

  • 2018 Russ Berrie Making A Difference Award Winner

  • 2018 TIAA 100 Difference Makers Winner

  • Jaffe Award Nominee

  • Princeton Mercer Chamber of Commerce Woman of Achievement 

  • NJ Governor's Jefferson Award for Public Service

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