About Our Foundation

Who We Are

The Morris Foundation for Estranged Parents and Children was established in the summer of 2022. For seven years, the Founder and President Mary Jane Morris found herself searching for resources to help her cope with an estrangement from her child. She read several good books that helped her understand the possible causes and learned that estrangement is very prevalent but not often discussed.

After seven years of researching books, reviewing videos, and listening to podcasts she believed it was her God given mission to share these resources to help others who might be dealing with the same challenges.

The Foundation continues to seek new resources to add to the website as it continues to expand in the future.

Meet Our Team

Mary Jane Morris

Mary Jane Morris

Founder & Director

Mary Jane is Founder and President of The Morris Foundation for Estranged Parents and Children established in 2022 with a career that spanned 37 years in education. During those years she taught children with educational difficulties, developed a teacher resource center, performed educational evaluations and coordinated interventions in regular education classrooms. 

Mary Jane was not ready to retire in 2008, but family health issues made that decision. Since retirement she is enjoying playing tennis, being an active literacy volunteer for non-English speaking adults, and volunteering at a non-profit estate liquidation business that benefits children. The creation of the foundation has now taken center stage.

Stephanie Ihbe

Stephanie Ihbe, CTP

Director Treasurer & Secretary

Stephanie is currently serving as treasurer/secretary and board member of The Morris Foundation for Estranged Parents and Children. She has recently retired after 43 years as a banking professional with emphasis on commercial services and relationship management. Stephanie is a Certified Treasury Manager with a broad base of payments and cashflow expertise she has shared with companies through out her career. She has a bachelors degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin.

Stephanie hopes to apply her business expertise to help the Foundation flourish to achieve it’s mission to provide support to those challenged with estrangement. On a personal note, Stephanie and her husband Tom enjoy travel, visiting their kids and grandchildren, bike riding and boating on the St. Croix river.