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.
In 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
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 is the CEO of TASC and a member of several Dane County boards . See his full profile here.
Quinn is the eldest of Dan and Patti’s two children. He lives in Watertown, Minnesota with his wife Ellie, daughter Mae, and dog Winnie. He became a Process Engineer at MGK, a chemical manufacturer of insecticide products, in July of 2022 after spending 5 years working as a Process Development Engineer at SC Johnson in the Milwaukee area. Quinn has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from UW-Madison.
Tia is Dan and Patti’s second child. She lives in Chicago with her cat Ozzy. She is an advisory associate at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in its mission “to accelerate philanthropy in pursuit of a just world by providing deep global expertise to make philanthropy more thoughtful, equitable, and effective.” Tia graduated from Boston College in 2019, where she received a B.A. in theology, with minors in mathematics and justice studies. Learn more here.
Ellie is Dan and Patti’s daughter-in-law and an elementary educator. She has a BS in Neurobiology from University of Wisconsin – Madison, an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an MS in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. Prior to teaching, she spent time as a research assistant, formative evaluation intern, and educational technology analyst.
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.
The Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation prioritizes support for capital projects and programs that are aligned with its mission and focus areas.
with a focus on leadership with the capacity, capability, and desire to achieve and measure desired results
with a focus on breaking through obstacles by implementing new solutions
with a focus on assessing and responding to the needs of the community in cooperation with other community resources and agencies
with a focus on offering high-quality K-12 learning and technical training programs to at-risk students
promoting solutions that reduce food insecurity and build the health and well-being of our community
supporting efforts that reduce barriers to populations that are impacted by social, economic and environmental injustices
- 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
- Operation Fresh Start
- Pacelli Catholic Schools
- 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