Breaking Ground on a Dream Come True

Breaking Ground on a Dream Come True

For over four years, Rauch has been working to create a community where everyone belongs in Clark County, Indiana. Our high-quality, fully-accessible Supported Living housing has set a new standard for the care of some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. The program serves adults with developmental disabilities in need of care and support to facilitate living as independently as possible. For many of Rauch’s clients, these houses are a dream come true.

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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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David's Birthday Celebration

David has a way with words. You never quite know what he's going to say, but you should be prepared that it might just melt your heart. Like the time he told me I looked tired (gee thanks) and that I "shouldn't work so much." Point taken. Or when he asked when their pool was going to be built. At the time, we weren't completely sure we were going to have enough funds to do so, and I told him that. His answer: "you should get somedonations." Point taken again (after all, that's my job!). One of my favorites, though, was when he spontaneously said to me when I was giving someone a tour of Rauch Industries,

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