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.

Help Us Fund the Future the Future of Friendship!


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. 


Interested in sponsorship? Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities!

Allocation of Expenses

For every $1.00 given to NISRA Foundation:

  • 82 cents goes to Program Service Expenses

  • 14 cents goes to Fundraising Expenses

  • 4 cents goes to Management & General Expenses

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.

2024 Fundraising Events

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

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FebruaryValentine’s Day Diamond Raffle
JuneSpring Shootout Golf Outing
JuneRide, Rock, and Rumble – Top Cats Motorcycle Charity Ride 
SeptemberWomen’s Golf Outing
NovemberAnnual Holiday Fashion Show

NISRA Foundation Board of Directors

  • Annette Hammortree, President
  • Pat Kallaus, Vice President
  • Julie Amendt, Treasurer
  • Jim Wiseman, Secretary
  • Cheryl Hayes
  • Reggie Layoff
  • Jessica Loustaunau
  • Susan Schott
  • Randy Splitt
NISRA Foundation Emeritus Group

Want to get involved?

Contact Laura Cullotta, Senior Manager of Donor Engagement and Development at [email protected] or at (815) 459-0737, ext. 225 for more information on the possibilities!