1899

Philip Rauch becomes chief automotive designer for the Benz Company.

1903

Barely two years after immigrating to U.S., Philip Rauch patents a device that reduces muffler noise.

1907

Philip Rauch obtains a patent on a new clamp for radiator hoses.

1913

Philip Rauch founds Ideal Clamp Manufacturing Company.

1927

Ideal supplies the hose clamps for Charles Lindbergh's historic flight.

1932

Philip Rauch dies suddenly. The company is taken over by Louis and Philip Rauch, Jr.

1953

Every car in the  Indianapolis 500 race is equipped with Ideal hose clamps.

1961

Rauch Foundation is established to give back to the community where the family lived and had roots.

1978

Led by Philip Rauch, the Foundation and family commit significant resources to Lehigh University and its Rauch Business Center.

1985

Rauch Foundation begins exploring early childhood grants.

1989

Rauch Foundation develops a strategic program focus for greater impact. First priority area identified as children and families.

1990

Louis and Ruth Rauch spearhead Foundation support for YMCA leadership development and the Huntington YMCA Family Center.

1991

Nancy Rauch Douzinas, daughter of founder Louis Rauch, becomes President of Rauch Foundation.

1991

Rauch Foundation starts formal operations — hires staff and builds its Board of Directors.

1994

Rauch Foundation formally establishes its environmental program.

1995

Rauch Foundation awards grant to bring Parent-Child Home Program to four communities.

1998

Foundation supports replication of Family Place Library model, bringing innovative family-centered services to public libraries.

2001

Rauch Foundation begins development of the Long Island Index.

2004

First annual Long Island Index report is published on Long Island's quality of life.

2004

Rauch Foundation begins significant environmental funding in Maryland, focused on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

2006

Energeia Partnership is created to build regional leadership.

2006

First What Every Long Islander Should Know article is published.

2008

Early Years Institute is founded.

2009

Sustainability Institute at Molloy College is established with Rauch Foundation support.

2010

Rauch Foundation launches the Build a Better Burb project.

2010

Five Baltimore area watershed groups merge to create Blue Water Baltimore.

2011

Long Island Press ranks Nancy Rauch Douzinas as top woman on its annual Power List.

2012

Long Island Index presents communications strategies at Council on Foundations in Los Angeles.