ProAct, Inc.



ProAct, 3195 Neil Armstrong Boulevard,  Eagan, Minnesota  55121

Enhancing Lives ... Exploring Opportunities  ... News from ProAct, Inc.  

May 2014

In This Issue
5% Campaign
ProAct Golf Classic
CEO reappointed to council
Tapemark Raffle supporting ProAct: $10k in prizes
Tapemark Pro-Am rafle
You can support ProAct through the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am raffle and have a chance to win some substantial prizes, including a $2,800 entertainment package, Minnesota Wild weekend, iPad and more. Entries are due by June 6. 
Video: 'ProAct's people are a part of our business culture'
Grafix Shoppe thrives with ProAct workers Michael Donovan, owner of Grafix Shoppe in Eagan, employs a steady crew from ProAct at his sign and graphics business.  Grafix Shoppe is a large format digital printer.
State expects 5 percent increase for service providers
Many staff members at ProAct will soon see an increase in pay, after state legislators finalize a new plan at the Minnesota Capitol.

Senators and representatives responded to the "5% Campaign," which called for an increase in the reimbursement rates Minnesota pays to organizations that care for the elderly and people with disabilities.

ProAct will soon share more details with its employees.    
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Programs funded in part by the United Way
Charities Review Council certified

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What is ProAct?
With facilities in Eagan, Red Wing, Zumbrota and Hudson, Wis., ProAct, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation which has served the needs of people with disabilities and other challenges for more than 40 years.
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Unloading for FedEx Ground, worker enjoys job, raise, regular support      

Hajji would often wear a tie to work at ProAct, even if he was doing janitorial duties, explains his case manager, Dennis Transue.  Some would mistake him for a staff member.

But after working on Eagan crews and with some preparation and training, Hajji is a real staff member at a substantial company, FedEx Ground.  His position as a package handler has offered increases in responsibility, raises and the opportunity for more hours.  "I'm really grateful for what they did to give me a chance," said Hajji.  "For sticking by me and helping me."

Watch for more on Hajji in the upcoming issue of "People Achieving," ProAct's printed newsletter.
Team golf event to bring needed support
Don't miss ProAct Golf Classic set for August 18 in Hastings
Fine food, an exciting course and a great cause are all in store for the 2014 ProAct Golf Classic at Hastings Country club  

A private golf club setting, a challenging and scenic 18-hole course, and fine food are features of the annual ProAct Golf Classic, set for Monday, August 18 at Hastings Country Club.  

"Golfers always enjoy the course, the atmosphere, the food and the camaraderie," said Steven Ditschler, ProAct president and CEO, who explained it is the organization's only fundraising event of the year.

Learn more about Hastings Country Club: course | video 

The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes lunch and dinner, a golf cart, use of the clubhouse and driving range, as well as one future complimentary round of golf with the purchase of one round at the country club. A portion of the tournament golf cost is tax-deductible. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. The price for the dinner alone is $35.   


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Questions? Contact Sheena Henry at 651-289-3149.  

ProAct leader named to state rehabilitation council

ProAct CEO Steven Ditschler has been named to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.


Steven Ditschler

He will serve as the representative of the Governor's Workforce Developmental Council, a panel that provides guidance to the state on employment and development issues and programs. 


Ditschler also serves on the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board and the Nonprofit's Insurance Trust Board. He is active in numerous professional organizations and is a member of the Eagan Rotary Club. 

ProAct is seeking exceptional job candidates

Have you ever considered working for one of the best disability nonprofits? Is there someone you know who could be a good fit? ProAct is seeking qualified candidates for bus driving and other positions.  -Learn more-