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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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 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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YOU can help spread some holiday joy!

YOU can help spread some holiday joy!

Each year, we host a holiday celebration for participants in all our programs… the most genuinely and completely joyful day we have all year. During the week of Christmas, our clients and staff will gather at Rauch Industries to dance, dine, and be merry… and yes, receive a small gift. Can you help? We need approximately 400 of the following types of items (Dollar Tree/discount store items are fine!) so that we can provide a gift for all the individuals we serve.

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Rauch, Inc. finalist for nonprofit of the year

Rauch, Inc. finalist for nonprofit of the year

One Southern Indiana will present its first Annual Non-Profit of the Year Award this year, recognizing an organization’s outstanding work within the community. Rauch, Inc. was chosen as one of the three finalists. Alongside Goodwill of Southern Indiana and Hope Southern Indiana, Rauch will be recognized at the One Southern Indiana Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, where the winner will also be announced.

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Rauch Employment Services Career Day

Rauch Employment Services Career Day

To find the perfect job, you must first know the different types of careers available. On Friday, May 29, Rauch Employment Services hosted “Career Day” allowing speakers to share their knowledge among the people with disabilities using Rauch’s services. The speakers presented on a variety of topics and encouraged attendees to consider seeking commercial employment.

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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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Announcing the 2014 Imagine Awards Honorees

Announcing the 2014 Imagine Awards Honorees

On behalf of the 2014 Imagine Awards judging panel, the Rauch Foundation is pleased to announce this year's Imagine Awards Honorees. Please join us in congratulating the following deserving recipients!

INDIVIDUAL: MS. TRACI REISTER HARDY

COMMUNITY LEADER: MS. JANA KIXMILLER

ORGANIZATION: THE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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2014 Imagine Awards Entertainer Announced

2014 Imagine Awards Entertainer Announced

The Rauch Foundation and Title Sponsor Horizon Wealth Management are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Imagine Awards will feature the talents of entertainer Sujeet DesaiAn accomplished musician who was born with Down syndrome, Mr. Desai plays seven instruments: soprano and bass clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, trumpet, drums and piano. He graduated from high school with honors and completed a two-year residential post-secondary study in Music and Human Services at Berkshire Hills Music Academy in Massachusetts. Sujeet lives independently in his home in Niagara Falls, NY.

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