Aspire Foundation

The Aspire Foundation Development Office seeks to raise awareness about the mission of both Aspire, Inc and Aspire Foundation, Inc.  Other goals include increasing financial supports for programs and services that benefit people with developmental disabilities at Aspire, Inc.

Mission Statement: We actively seek and mangage charitable contributions to create opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance the community.

Aspire Foundation Events

The Foundation hosts a variety of annual events to raise awareness and funds.  The largest event is the Annual Dinner and Fundraiser where we have an inspirational speaker share their story with us.  Examples of speakers are former US Senator Tom Daschle, Coach Tim Miles and former MLB player Darryl Strawberry.  Other long running fundraisers are the golf tournament, NCAA Basketball books and the Annual Letter campaign.  The Foundation has also hosted a gun raffle, dances, etc.  Click the link below of upcoming events or follow us on social media to see the latest news about the Foundation. 

 Darryl Strawberry speaking at the 2017 Annual Dinner and Fundraiser

Darryl Strawberry speaking at the 2017 Annual Dinner and Fundraiser


Meet our Development Director

Janae Hamilton has been the Foundation Development Director since 2014.  Janae spearheads a variety of fundraising events as well as raising awareness in the community about Aspire with speaking engagements, being a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and heading Aspire's social media endeavors.  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