The LifeScape Ambassadors were formed in October 2014 when the auxiliaries of the former South Dakota Achieve and Children’s Care Hospital & School voted unanimously to join together to form one group. The mission of the LifeScape Ambassadors is to provide the “extras” to enhance the quality of life for the adults and children supported by LifeScape. It’s a legacy of the “mother’s touch” that both auxiliaries sought to provide when they formed—to be sure all felt loved and cared for.

The group gathers for a luncheon meeting at 11:45 on the third Monday of each month, September through May. (But you don't have to attend these meetings to belong!)  Through May, 2017, meetings will be held at the Conference Room at LifeScape's Adult Services location, 4100 S. Western Ave.  From September 2017 through May 2018, meetings will be held in the gym at LifeScape's Children's Services location at 2501 W. 26th Street.

Dues are $20 per year.  The primary objective of the Ambassadors is to raise money for LifeScape's Wish List needs through annual fundraising events, and to provide special events for the enjoyment of the adults and children we support. 

MallWalk: February fundraising event started in 1994. Participants(friends, families, and individuals supported by LifeScape) gather at the Empire Mall to walk in support of LifeScape. Funds are raised through individual and corporate donations, and sponsorships. Event Photos

One Autumn Night: A night of friendship and fun for men and women, with live music, heavy hors d'oeurves, firepit, wine wall, and and silent auction.

Other activities include hosting dances, organizing Christmas gifts for children and adults, a holiday cookie exchange, a Halloween party, and hosting other social events for adults. With LifeScape Adult Services, they act as family and friends to provide the social connections we all need for balanced lives.

Current Officers:
President - Julie Gehm | | 605-444-9528
President Elect - Kathy Hammond |
Past President - Dyann Miller
Treasurer - Andra Kalhoff
Secretary - Jamie Richardson & Diane Wheeler

Committee Chairs:
Mall Walk
- Kathy Hammond (, Judy Keating, Paulette Fisher
One Autumn Night - Jamie Richardson
Newsletter & Hospitality - Nancy Becker |
Special Events - Pat Erpenbach, Carol Kollis, Mary Huisman, Diane Wheeler
Service Events - Jamie Richardson
Membership - Marlys McGee
Phone - Lore Tucker
Sunshine - Dyann Miller
Program - TBD
Wish List Disbursement - Paulette Fisher

Foundation Staff Liaisons:
Kim Haiar, Director of Development | | 605-444-9806
Tessa Dee, Deveopment Associate | | 605-444-9808


Become a member of the LifeScape Ambassadors, or find out more by contacting: