The Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation strives to be a catalyst for community growth such that our disadvantaged 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.
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 is a senior associate process development engineer in the Research, Development, and Engineering function of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. He is involved in S.C. Johnson’s Internship and Co-Op Enrichment Committee, Leadership Excellence Acceleration Program, 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 is Dan and Patti’s second child. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from Boston College in 2019. During spring semester 2018, she studied abroad at the University of Cape Town, and that summer she was an intern with the Southern African Bishops’ Conference Parliamentary Liaison Office. Tia is currently exploring career opportunities in the areas of parish ministry, social work, and nonprofit management.Learn more here.
Linda is a long-time TASC employee and close family friend of the Rashkes.
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 early learning (birth-age 5) and technical training programs to at-risk students
Health & Wellness
with a focus on improving the quality of life for those with mental or physical illness
with a focus on providing families and the homeless with stable nutrition and housing
- American Cancer Society – Coaches vs. Cancer
- Gunning for Hope
- Madison Children’s Museum
- Meriter Foundation
- Operation Fresh Start
- The Road Home
- St. Paul’s Catholic Center
- United Way of Dane County
- United Way Foundation
- University of Wisconsin-Madison American Family Children’s Hospital
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Foundation