The Joel Cornette Foundation

“We Are Still Here”

Our Mission: To develop, support and provide guidance  to undeserved youth through education, wellness and community. The Foundation is particularly focused on teaching the skills necessary to be leaders in the Community.

Joel’s Story

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Remembering Joel

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News About Joel

Always connected to Butler, LaVall Jordan comes home

INDIANAPOLIS — Christi Cornette hadn’t dreamed about her son, Joel, since he died suddenly on that awful night last August…


Seven Individuals, Two Teams Chosen for Butler Athletics Hall of Fame

Six former student-athletes, two teams and a long-time supporter of the athletics program have been chosen for induction into the Butler University Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2017 Hall of Fame class will be formally inducted at a dinner/ceremony on the Butler campus Sept. 15…


Jordan Cornette considers March one shining moment to honor brother’s memory

Despite setting the thermostat in his West Loop apartment at 60 degrees before he slept, Jordan Cornette woke up in the middle of the night in a full sweat…


Avery Woodson honors Joel Cornette

Avery Woodson never met Joel Cornette, but after hearing what others said about him as part of his Celebration of Life at Hinkle Fieldhouse in August, Woodson looked for a way to honor him. On this week’s Inside Butler Basketball connected by Smithville Fiber…


Former St. X, Butler star to be honored at Heart Ball

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Joel Cornette had a front row seat to history, as he watched his son Joel and his fellow Butler Bulldogs knock off the mighty Hoosiers of Indiana University…


‘When you’re a part of Butler, you’re a part of that place forever’

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven months had passed since Samantha Smith said her final farewell to her husband, Andrew, as he died in her arms. Of all the tough days and hours and minutes since, this was a particularly overwhelming one — her first day of classes at Butler for the fall semester…


See You Again

The basketball world continues to grieve the loss of former Butler basketball player Joel Cornette, gone too soon at the age of 35 this past August…


King: Send them to the rafters

From March until October, Hinkle Fieldhouse sits quiet, calm and patient for Indiana’s sport to return to the hardwood of the basketball cathedral that it is…


Men’s basketball’s player changes schools, changes number

When you speak with Avery Woodson, you can quickly glean that respect is one of his core values. He knows he has not called Indianapolis home for long, but he still aims to represent the Butler Way…


Darnell Archey on Twitter

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Doyel: Joel Cornette’s legacy as friend, leader

INDIANAPOLIS – The closed casket was at midcourt, with Butler’s No. 33 jersey draped on top. As guests filed into Hinkle Fieldhouse on Monday morning, the video screen above was showing a montage of pictures — smiling, playful images of Joel Cornette…

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