Tad Perry Spotlight

Occupation/Profession: Former Executive Director for the SD Board of Regents; former member of the SD House of Representatives .

Employer: Retired.

Family: Wife Carolyn; kids Tod [Liz], Greg [Susie], Stacie and Jay [Heather]; five grandkids [2 in Dallas, 1 in Tulsa and 2 in Indianapolis]

Interests / Hobbies:
traveling, volunteering, walking

Looking back on your life, who influenced you most and in what ways?:
My Aunt Mickey who gave me unconditional love and caring; the many people in a small town who provided me with opportunities to learn how to work hard; and the three teachers who gave me confidence—Mrs. Burke in high school, and Drs. Jacobs and Sunoo in college.

Year your CACS Board Member term began:

What are your reasons for serving on the CACS Board of Directors?:  
I had become involved with the Boys and Girls Club through the e-civics program when I served in the legislature.  Becoming the Chief Volunteer Officer [code for fundraiser] was a logical extension for me. I find that a good portion of my time and energy is spent giving others opportunities to share their resources.  The mental health work of the Board was also of interest.

What are you most proud of that has been accomplished during your CACS term?:
Providing the resources needed to keep the Boys and girls Club of Capital Area in business.  

Describe your vision for CACS:
To have a community where citizens are comfortable addressing their mental health needs.  And having an endowment for the Boys and Girls Club of more than a million dollars. 

What would you like others in the community to know about CACS:
It is a place where the employees are committed to making the lives of others in the community better.