The Ambassadors raise funds for initiatives, equipment, and other items to provide excellence in service and a higher quality of life for adults and children supported by LifeScape. They also provide special events for the enjoyment of those supported through LifeScape.
The group gathers for a luncheon meeting at 11:45 on the third Monday of each month, August through May. (But you don't have to attend these meetings to belong!) From September 2018 through May 2019, meetings will be held in the gym at LifeScape's Children's Services location, 2501 W. 26th St. Lunch is $8 per person for those who wish to partake.
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.
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.
President - Julie Gehm | julie.gehm@LifeScapeSD.org | 605-444-9528
President Elect - Kathy Hammond | firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President - Dyann Miller
Treasurer - Andra Kalhoff
Secretary - Jamie Richardson & Diane Wheeler
Mall Walk - Kathy Hammond (email@example.com), Judy Keating, Paulette Fisher
One Autumn Night - Jamie Richardson jamie.richardson@LifeScapeSD.org
Newsletter & Hospitality - Nancy Becker | firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Events - Pat Erpenbach, Carol Kollis, Mary Huisman, Diane Wheeler
Service Events - Jamie Richardson
Membership - Marlys McGee
Phone - Lore Tucker
Sunshine - Dyann Miller
Program - Julie Gehm
Wish List Disbursement - Paulette Fisher
Become a member of the LifeScape Ambassadors, or find out more by contacting:
- Kim Haiar, 605-444-9806, kimberly.haiar@LifeScapeSD.org or
- Jamie Richardson, 605-444-9631, jamie.richardson@LifeScapeSD.org or
- Julie Gehm, 605-444-9528, julie.gehm@LifeScapeSD.org