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CEO leaves legacy of trust, integrity, respect

Retiring ProAct CEO Steve Ditschler led the organization for some 20 years, coordinating an expansion from one to six locations and a fourfold increase in revenue. “I think ProAct is a better organization today than it was when Steve came, ...

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ProAct 2020 Service Awards

Please enjoy this video and slideshow sampling of ProAct’s 2020 service awards for longtime participants from four of the nonprofit’s locations. The COVID-19 environment changed how they were presented, sometimes individually on site and other times at home, but the ...

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Support ProAct! Vote for us.

You can vote for ProAct as your favorite nonprofit. The more people who vote, the more likely we are to win $15,000! It’s part of the Choose Your Charity campaign sponsored by Old National Bank. Please support us by clicking ...

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Halloween in Shakopee

Participants donned celebratory outfits at ProAct in Shakopee for the end of October holiday. Check out the fun.

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After partial pause, employment help presses on

While coronavirus cautions put some people’s lives on hold early on, many people with disabilities continued to rely on employment services. ProAct in Eagan delivered them. People who had been placed in jobs still required coaching, and ProAct was one ...

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The thrill of return in Shakopee

“It’s real. It’s happening. We are starting to come back together,” said direct service professional Liza Svhiel. This is the atmosphere at ProAct in Shakopee as 54 participants are returning to classes and work at the site near Canterbury Park, ...

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He cared for all, found purpose

Dennis O’Meara was the perfect, “small town kind of guy,” said one staff member. He was the oldest participant at ProAct in Shakopee, and tallied nearly 31 years with the group. O’Meara, of Shakopee, passed away on August 18 at ...

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ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin
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President Judie Foster-Lupkin

New ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin is a native of Oregon. She’s led organizations serving people with disabilities on both the day program and residential sides of the industry. Foster-Lupkin had a five-year stint as executive director of Winona ORC, a ...

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Virtual May Day Flower Sale in Shakopee

Brighten someone’s day, and brighten your own – ProAct’s Virtual May Day Flower Sale has some fantastic plants to offer – and your purchase supports services for people with disabilities in Scott County. Individuals in Shakopee programs were involved with ...

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ProAct Shakopee Valentine’s Day Balloon and Sale

Unique balloons and candy gifts sold by ProAct in Shakopee could be the best answer for what to get for one’s Valentine. Proceeds from the February 14 sale will help fund 2020 community exploration activities for participants with disabilities. The ...

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