2017 Imagine Awards Entertainer: Jazz Singer, Mandy Harvey

The Rauch Foundation, with title sponsor, German American Bank, will present the 2017 Imagine Awards at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to a delectable dinner, silent and live auction, and the awards presentation, you'll be entertained and inspired by the incredible talent of Mandy Harvey. Mandy is a jazz singer and musician, who just happens to have an invisible disability. she thought her dream of workin in music was gone when she lost her hearing at age 18, but found she could perform by feeling the music. Mandy says, "Continue to hope and make your dreams a reality."

For information on event sponsorships, tables or tickets, visit imagineawards.org or contact Rauch's Development office at (812) 945-4063 or jspoelker@rauchinc.org.

Rauch Participant Named Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearer

Rauch Participant Named Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearer

Michelle Pfeifer, a longtime participant in Rauch services, has been selected as a torchbearer for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Torchbearers are Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region, or state. 

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There's a new "sheriff" in town

There's a new "sheriff" in town

A whirlwind of energy and activity, 16-year-old Grant loves singing country music, strumming his guitar, playing with cars and nerf guns, and proudly showing off his license plate collection. 

Grant wasn’t always the self-assured and outgoing young man you see today, though...

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Director of Children's Services Amelia Williams celebrates 30 years

Director of Children's Services Amelia Williams celebrates 30 years

This week, Amelia Williams celebrates thirty years of service to Rauch. Amelia, our Director of Children's Services, began her tenure at Rauch as a Developmental Therapist. 

Amelia was born in Carbondale, Illinois, the fifth of six children. Her father was a postal worker and her mother was a photographer and developer for the Southern Illinoisan until the chemicals in the darkroom started to cause scarring on her lungs. 

Amelia always knew that she wanted to work with troubled children, but did not have clear direction on exactly how until her cousin Deon was born...

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Advocacy Alert: take action to oppose proposed WIOA rules today

Advocacy Alert: take action to oppose proposed WIOA rules today

In response to indications that final Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations that will be published in June, Rauch is encouraging self-advocates, families, and providers to share their concerns pertaining to the draft WIOA regulations with their congressional representatives. This Act contains provisions that would substantially limit employment opportunities for people with disabilities at programs like Rauch IndustriesWe need your help to carry the message to Members of Congress by April 15, 2016.

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Welcome Amy Baxley, Supported Living Program Manager

Welcome Amy Baxley, Supported Living Program Manager

Rauch is proud to announce the addition of Amy Baxley as a new Program Manager with our Supported Living team. 
 
Amy has a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on Literacy, Language, & Culture from Indiana University and a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Indiana University Southeast. She most recently...

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I refuse to forget you, Brent.

I refuse to forget you, Brent.

Tomorrow, we say goodbye to my good friend Brent, who passed away on Saturday night. Brent was one of the first clients I built a friendship with when I came to Rauch a little more than five years ago. Our acquaintance was inevitable, seeing as he was stopping across the hall each day to speak to Lindsey. He would ask her with great enthusiasm, "Are you taking care of it?" The question was about the pocket day planner he wanted for Christmas -- and yes, I started my position in January. 

Soon, I became a part of the routine, too. 

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Rauch Keeps Rolling

Rauch Keeps Rolling

At the 2016 Imagine Awards, Rauch soared past its $34,136 fundraising goal to more than $46,000 in contributions. Rauch couldn't have achieved such a resounding success without auctioneer Shaun Logsdon and his team, Rauch staff volunteers, the agency's important mission, and most importantly - so many incredibly generous supporters. "Thank you" does not do justice to such an incredible evening.

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Rauch Promotes Disability Awareness Month

Rauch Promotes Disability Awareness Month

In March of each year in recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Rauch offers two activities to fourth grade students in our community. This is an annual event for 4th graders. Many schools and teachers have made it an integral part of their annual curriculum. To date over 5,500 4th grade students in Floyd and Clark Counties have participated in this annual event.

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Rauch support system gives client confidence

Rauch support system gives client confidence

For Jason Evans, goal-orientation was not at the top of his priority list. He was focused on the bigger picture and what he wanted to achieve.

“For instance, I wanted to go to IUS so they said ‘ok let’s focus on these goals first,’” he said. “They (Rauch) taught me how to prioritize and focus on individual goals.”

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A Legacy and Support System that Lives on...

A Legacy and Support System that Lives on...

Ballroom dancing, taking piano lessons, riding bicycles, and traveling are all interests that Julie and Tim Naville share. However, the Providence High School sweethearts whose young love grew into a happily married life with three children share another unique long-time correlation. 

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2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: David DeSanctis

2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: David DeSanctis

Rauch is pleased to announce the 2016 Imagine Awards Individual honoree, David DeSanctis. David had the opportunity of a lifetime to generate awareness and understanding when he was cast as “Produce,” a lead role in the movie Where Hope Grows. Released in 2014, the film focuses on what it means to belong. Produce and the other leading character, Calvin, develop a friendship that gives Calvin’s life new meaning and purpose.

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2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: Tasman Natural Pet

2016 Imagine Awards Honoree: Tasman Natural Pet

Rauch is pleased to announce the 2016 Imagine Awards Business honoree, Tasman Natural Pet. Tasman Natural Pet is a division of Tasman Industries, a Louisville-based family owned company founded by Goodman Tasman in 1947. Tasman Natural Pet was launched in 2010 to produce and market high-quality rawhide chews for dogs.

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Rauch's Very Own "Saint" Nick

Rauch's Very Own "Saint" Nick

You better watch out at Rauch – but not for Santa Claus. Our own “Saint” Nick loves to hang out with friends, be in the middle of the daily hustle and bustle at our Adult Developmental Activities program, and sit back attentively watching the activity around him. Some days, we’d almost swear he’s making a list and checking it twice.

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Savoring the Holidays with the Beals

Savoring the Holidays with the Beals

“Bite, bite, bite, bite,” Jacob says sweetly and enthusiastically.

The Beals are taking this year’s holiday season in “small bites.” With a baby girl due to make her appearance in January and 26-month-old son Oliver, they are creating a calendar where each day they will do a little something special to celebrate and enjoy the season of giving as a family. 

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