NISRA - Nothern Illinois Special Recreation Association
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NISRA Foundation

Created in 1991, the NISRA Foundation raises funds to support many of NISRA's unique and innovative programs and capital projects. The Foundation has granted over $1,534,700 to NISRA for valuable programs and services.
Funds raised through business partnerships, fundraising events, grants and individual donors support the following focus areas.

Program Services – Supporting NISRA’s high quality of programming on which families expect from us.

Scholarships – Offering financial support for those in need, enabling them to participate in NISRA programs and Summer Day Camps.

Staffing – Assisting with staffing costs.

Vehicle Replacement Fund – Purchasing wheelchair accessible vehicles that transport participants to weekly programs, special events, trips and more.

Equipment - Purchasing equipment and supplies that continually allow staff to plan innovative and fun programs.

Marketing – Promoting NISRA services in our 13 member district communities.


YOU can make an impact!

Volunteer a bit of time!
Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Assist at fundraising events, serve on an event planning committee or be a leader on the Foundation Board of Directors.

Ask your employer to match!
Check with your employer for details about their matching gift program.  You may double, or even triple your contribution.

Leave a Legacy!

Remember NISRA in your will or estate planning and leave a lasting legacy.  Please call NISRA or advisors for more information.


Fundraising Events

Check back soon for our latest news!

2016 Events
Sun, April 24        Human Race 5k Run/Walk
Week of May 18    NISRA Bowl-a-thon
Fri, June3            Spring Golf Outing
Sun, June 12        Ride for Dreams/Top Cats Motorcycle Charity Ride
Tues, Sept 13       Women's Golf Outing
Sat, Nov 19         21st Annual Holiday Fashion Show

2017 Events
Fri, Jan 13           Royal Bunco Bash


NISRA Foundation Board of Directors

Patrick Barkley, President
Harriet Ford
Tad Gralewski
Annette Hammortree, Treasurer 
Andrew Holstine   
Kevin Murray
Tracie Rose, Vice President
Joseph Vallez
Jim Wiseman, Secretary
Chuck Young

Want to get involved?

Call the NISRA office at (815) 459-0737 for more information on the possibilities!