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Impacting Our Community & Our Organization

The Aspire Foundation Development Office raises awareness and funding to support the mission of Aspire. The department and its volunteers actively seek and manage charitable contributions to empower adults with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. If you are passionate about our mission, consider joining our board.

Meet Our Development Director

Janae Hamilton has been the Foundation Development Director since 2014. Janae spearheads a variety of fundraising events while also raising awareness in the community about Aspire through speaking engagements, as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and through Aspire's social media efforts. If you would like Janae to come and speak at a community event, club or meeting please contact her at 605-229-0263 ext 1007 or email jhamilton@aspiresd.org.

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Aspire Foundation Board Members

Duane Sutton, President - Millstone, Business Owner, Brown County Commissioner

Tom Paepke, Vice-President - Farmer

Eldon Swingler, Secretary/Treasurer - Insurance Plus, Business Owner

Dave Taffe - Plaza Pharmacy, State Street Pharmacy, United Pharmacy, Business Owner

Mike Carrels - C-Express, Business Owner

Ryan Schimke, Vice-President - Great Western Bank

George Casanova - Super City Mall Property Management

Cyndy Larson - Farmer

Larry Olson - Farmer

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Opportunities to Give

Together, we can make empowered lives a reality.