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Making Recreation Accessible to All

The Foundation transforms lives through elevating the goals and ideals of the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association.  Founded in 2010, the Foundation had supported initiatives such as the Carolyn Nagle Sensory Room, Dr. William Kelly Resource Library, Hardship Grants, Break Bags, SootheSpace, and has many new projects to come.

Through sponsorships and partnerships, hundreds of fundraising events, individual giving, and more, the Foundation enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families and helps them  enjoy healthy, active, and fulfilling lives.

Community Impact

Around $20,000 annually for program scholarships
$100,000 to launch SootheSpace to make the community more inclusive
Athletic Uniforms, Equipment, and State Tournament Subsidy for those competing in Special Olympic programs
Carolyn Nagle Sensory Room
Dr. Kelly Resource Library
Hardship Grant
Break Bags
FVSRF Community Cares
Other Community Grants to support programs and initiatives for FVSRA

Ways to Support

​It all begins with you and there are many ways to give. From attending one of our events, making a one-time or recurring gift, hosting a friend-raiser, coordinating your employer’s matching gift programs, or donating items from our wish list, we can help you find the right way for you to support a cause that’s important to you.

Upcoming Events:

Come Together! A Dueling Pianos Experience: Save the date for Friday, February 2, 2024! Join us for a musical feast for the senses as two top musicians from NYNY Dueling Pianos battle it out on the keyboards. Be prepared to sing along to all your favorite hits. The night includes a buffet style dinner, open bar, several games of chance, and entertainment all night long. Visit for more information! Tickets will be available November 15th.

BBQ & Basket Raffle: Thank you for an amazing 2023 event! We sold over 600 meals and raised almost $24,000 to support FVSRA initiatives!

Beach Party Bingo: Thank you for an amazing 2023 event! We had almost 200 in attendance, gave away amazing prizes, raised around $21,000 to support FVSRA initiatives!

Board Members

Chair: Tony Abbott
Vice Chair: Mark Lucas
Secretary: Annette Pierson
Assistant Secretary: Amy Vidlak Girmscheid
Jim Gallo
Board Members: Phil Salerno, Kim Wascher, Jim Dillenburg, Jamie Wyeth
FVSRA Development Coordinator: Marcie Lucas
FVSRA Executive Director: Alex Engelhardt

Are you interested in a leadership role helping to make your community more inclusive? Please contact to apply.


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