It all began with a dream... and the support of people like you.

This week, we hosted an open house at Rauch’s Hawthorn Glen housing development. As we eagerly anticipate the move-in date for our next twelve residents, many people from our community paid us a visit to see the beautiful homes we have constructed there.

 Over and over again, I heard our visitors delight in the beauty and quality of the residences. Of course this made me very proud. However, even more wonderful was something the parent of one of our current residents said to me.

“When I first walked into the house, I broke down crying. I never thought she could live somewhere this nice on her own, without me.”

For sixty years this year, supporters like you have made it possible for people with disabilities to achieve more than their loved ones ever hoped or imagined. It all began with the dream of an education and what it would mean to the many children in our community who deserved a chance… it advanced to the hope of a workplace where self-worth and financial benefit could be achieved… the relief of a program where a loved one could be safe and nurtured… and has manifested itself in so many other meaningful ways.

Thank you for the financial support many of you have provided to Rauch, and for what it means for our clients and their loved ones. As 2013 comes to a close, we hope we can count on you to help us meet our holiday fundraising goal. We are currently at 73% of our $9,000 target.


Please consider making an online contribution today to support Rauch’s programs and services. You can also mail a contribution to 845 Park Place, New Albany, IN 47150 (please note "holiday 2013" in the memo). 

On behalf of the 1,000 people with disabilities who rely on our services each year, Happy Holidays!


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Bettye Dunham
Chief Executive Officer

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Teressa Jackson

I am a lifelong resident of New Albany. I am fortunate to also work in this community as the Director of Development of Rauch, Inc. Rauch, a not-for-profit organization, has helped create a community where everyone belongs for people with disabilities for 60 years. Through this role, I help promote the agency to the general public, creating awareness of our contributions to those in need and support in the form of others' time, talent and treasure.