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 $2 million 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 to provide high quality programming.
  • 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, adult day program activities, and more.
  • Equipment – Purchasing equipment and supplies that allow staff to plan innovative and fun programs adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.


Click here to make a donation to the NISRA Foundation Opens in new window. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 

Allocation of Expenses

For every $1.00 given to NISRA Foundation:

  • 79 cents goes to Program Service Expenses.

  • 16 cents goes to Fundraising Expenses.

  • 5 cents goes to Management & General Expenses.

Foundation Allocation of Expenses pie chart

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.

2021 Fundraising Events

Consider getting involved in our fundraisers! Check back for updates. 

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AprilNISRA Knights Move-a-thon
Friday, June 4Spring Shootout Golf Outing
Sunday, June 13Ride for Dreams/Top Cats Motorcycle Charity Ride 
Tuesday, September 14Women’s Golf Outing
Saturday, November 20Annual Holiday Fashion Show
NISRA Foundation Fundraising Event

NISRA Foundation Board of Directors

  • Rochelle Donahue
  • Tad Gralewski
  • Annette Hammortree
  • Pat Kallaus
  • Kevin Murray
  • Thom Palmer
  • Julie Amendt
  • Dawn Goerger
  • Jim Wiseman, Secretary
Listing of Emeritus Group of past Foundation board members