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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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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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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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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Rauch Announces The X-Factor Finalist Rion Paige as 2016 Imagine Awards Entertainer

Rauch Announces The X-Factor Finalist Rion Paige as 2016 Imagine Awards Entertainer

This year, Rauch will treat attendees to the amazing voice and vibrant personality of season three The X-Factor finalist Rion Paige. As a contestant on the television show, 13-year-old songstress Rion bounced (quite literally) into millions of homes—ultimately blowing away the judges with her cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” Judge Simon Cowell effused, “Rion, I think you are literally extraordinary!” He went on to compare Paige to Underwood and predicted the same stardom for Paige.

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Learning to dance starring Phillip...and you!

Learning to dance starring Phillip...and you!

To meet annual operating needs, Rauch must raise $12,500 in contributions from supporters like you this summer. Please donate today to help Rauch care for over 1,000 children and adults with developmental and other disabilities each year in your community, and help people like Phillip continue to dance.

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Ride for Rauch!

Ride for Rauch!

Join us for a scenic 135 mile ride in Southern Indiana! The Low Twelve Riders "Rusty Nails" Chapter of the Masonic Biker Association & American Legion Riders Chapter 42 are sponsoring a ride to benefit services for the over 1,000 children and adults with disabilities Rauch serves each year. Help us create a community where everyone belongs.

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Jason Lipoff, Professional Smile Giver

Jason Lipoff, Professional Smile Giver

Please join us in congratulating 2015 Imagine Awards Business honoree Dr. Jason Lipoff. We will be celebrating his contributions at the March 7 Imagine Awards gala at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Tickets & event info available at www.imagineawards.org

Affectionately called “Dr. J” by his patients, Jason Lipoff is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Health and Wellness Coach and a professional smile giver.

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It's a Way of Life for Jill Smith, 2015 Community Leader Honoree

It's a Way of Life for Jill Smith, 2015 Community Leader Honoree

We are pleased to congratulate 2015 Imagine Award Community Leader honoree Jill Valocik Smith!

Jill Smith has been a tremendous advocate for individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. Her varied career path has included positions as a behavior specialist, case manager, Family Advocate, and Executive Director of a Down Syndrome chapter. Jill is currently the manager of the “My Life, My Choice” project for The Arc of Indiana. Through this project, she has personally touched the lives of hundreds of individuals with disabilities, giving them the dignity and respect of asking about their lives and listening to their stories. 

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Congratulating 2015 Imagine Award Individual Honoree Bryan Varner

Congratulating 2015 Imagine Award Individual Honoree Bryan Varner

Rauch is pleased to announce and congratulate 2015 Imagine Award Individual honoree Bryan Varner. 

Born with cerebral palsy, Bryan Varner has had many hurdles to overcome, but he refuses to let disability stand in his way. He is an intelligent, hardworking problem solver, approaching challenges with a positive, can-do attitude. 

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Context and Contributions

Context and Contributions

I spent today at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Kentucky statewide conference. While it was an interesting, engaging, inspiring, and enlightening day in many ways, there were aspects that made me feel a bit small. But then I realized how lucky I am.

No, we do not regularly get $1 million gifts at Rauch. Nor do we regularly receive $100,000 donations. Or $10,000 contributions. Or - let's be honest - $1,000 ones. But, you know what? We celebrate every dollar our donors invest in our agency. Truly. 

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