Mission

The Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation strives to be a catalyst for community growth such that our neighbors may have increased opportunity to achieve their full potential. We strategically invest in innovative and collaborative solutions in the areas of education, health, and human services.

History

dan20and20patti20rashke20wowIn 1975, Don Rashke founded a business to help our nation’s farmers and small businesses with their insurance needs. As the business grew, he began to realize they were missing out on tax-savings solutions and employee benefits options that were commonplace at large companies. The business transformed to meet this need and became Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC). Dan learned the tricks of the trade working alongside his father and became TASC CEO and President in 1995. Despite setbacks, TASC grew into a leader in the industry as the nation’s largest privately-held Third Party Administrator. TASC now offers more than 21 innovative services. Customers in all 50 states are served by the TASC team, which boasts 8,000 field representatives and over 900 employed associates at the Madison campus and remote locations. TASC works hard for over 50 thousand businesses, and last year the company’s annual revenue exceeded $100 million.

Dan and Patti were each raised by caring, generous parents who instilled in them the responsibility to give back to the communities that promote their individual success. And when that success came, their philanthropic spirit shined through. In an attempt to strengthen the community in which they reside, Dan and Patti each serve on the boards of local organizations and have been supporting programs, services, capital campaigns, and events through TASC philanthropy efforts for decades.

Patti and Dan founded the Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation in 2009 with the goal of magnifying their impact in the Greater Madison area and beyond while establishing a legacy of giving in their own family. The Rashke children now serve on the Foundation Board of Directors and actively participate in the grant-making process.

 

Board of Directors

Patti Rashke

President and Founder

Patti is an active philanthropist and community member, currently serving on the Board of Directors for Gilda’s Club-Madison, a cancer support community, and Generations Fertility Care, a collaboration between UW-Health and UnityPoint Health–Meriter.

Dan Rashke

Founder

Dan is the CEO of TASC and a member of several Dane County boards . See his full profile here.

Quinn Rashke

Quinn is the eldest of Dan and Patti’s two children. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife Ellie and dog Winnie. He is a senior associate process development engineer in the Research, Development, and Engineering function of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and is involved in S.C. Johnson’s Council of Young Professionals, IGN!TE (LGBTQ+) Business Council, and University of Wisconsin–Madison Campus Recruiting. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from UW-Madison. Learn more here.

Tia Rashke

Tia is Dan and Patti’s second child. After earning a bachelor’s degree in theology from Boston College in 2019, she lived, volunteered, and worked in the context of Amate House, a Chicago-based “young-adult service and leadership development program grounded in social justice, faith, and community.” By pursuing a career in nonprofit management, Tia hopes to build bridges and a sense of community that serves some collective well-being. She is particularly excited by the role the Enneagram personality system can play in facilitating such psycho-spiritual transformation, as experienced through her engagement with the Enneagram Prison ProjectLearn more here.

Jennifer Zisser

Jennifer Zisser ‘grew up’ in TASC with over 17 years of working for the Rashke family in various roles throughout the company. In 2015 she led the effort to further develop the family foundation operations and execute strategic philanthropy projects. Jennifer is currently leading Little John’s Kitchens & Restaurants an effort to take grocer excess — beautiful, edible, high quality food — and transform into chef-quality meals that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their means. This effort matches up all of Jennifer’s personal and professional experiences and her desire to be a changemaker.

TASC Philanthropy


TASC
played a vital role in the inception of the Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation and continues to play a vital role in the inner workings of the foundation.

Not only are the Rashkes deeply involved in giving through the Foundation, but they continue to also use the resources of TASC to make an even greater impact in their community.

Because the total giving of the Rashke family goes beyond that of the Foundation, there are numerous ways grantseekers may receive support. All applications that come through the Foundation will first be considered by the Foundation. Based on facts and circumstances (including requests for in-kind services), it may be more appropriate for the TASC Cares Employee Philanthropy Committee to consider the application. Your application will be shared with TASC Cares as the Foundation sees fit.

In the spirit of this, it is extremely important that all applicants complete the information requested to the fullest extent. Meeting this expectation, as well as those clarified for Recipient Accountability, will help us help you.

Focus

The Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation prioritizes support for capital projects and programs that are aligned with its mission and focus areas.

 

Strategy

with a focus on leadership with the capacity, capability, and desire to achieve and measure desired results

Innovation

with a focus on breaking through obstacles by implementing new solutions

Collaboration

with a focus on assessing and responding to the needs of the community in cooperation with other community resources and agencies

Education

with a focus on offering high-quality K-12 learning and technical training programs to at-risk students

Health

promoting solutions that reduce food insecurity and build the health and well-being of our community

 

Human Services

supporting efforts that reduce barriers to populations that are impacted by social, economic and environmental injustices

Past Contributions

  • Access Community Health Centers
  • Aldo Leopold Nature Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Dan County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
  • Gilda’s Club Madison
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Historic Heroines
  • Madison Children’s Museum
  • MOSES
  • Operation Fresh Start
  • Pacelli Catholic Schools
  • Porchlight
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Selfless Ambition
  • Shelter from the Storm
  • Special Olympics
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Foundation
  • Sunshine Place
  • The Road Home
  • The Salvation Army Dane County
  • United Way of Dane County
  • UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation
  • University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association 
  • YWCA Madison

LEARN ABOUT OUR GRANT PROCESS HERE