Delivering a top-quality, special education environment requires continual investment in new forms of advanced learning, as well as new methods of delivery. The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind has evolved to meet this need by serving more than 250 students at the Spartanburg campus and more than 1,400 children through statewide outreach programs.
The foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting the school’s on-campus and outreach programs by raising money to supplement state and federal funding. We’ve contributed more than $15 million to offset the high costs associated with advanced instructional programs, technologies and equipment, capital improvements, and personal student needs. These additional resources are vital in helping the school keep pace with the specific educational needs of children with hearing and sight impairments.
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind seeks to arm students across the state with the tools needed to become world-class citizens, while supporting the whole child through enriching experiences. All of this leads to significantly higher graduation rates for students who are deaf, blind or sensory multi-disabled.
As a public agency, SCSDB receives state and federal funding. Just as with any other public school system, however, supplemental funding is always needed to maximize educational resources and opportunities for students. The foundation raises funds to support more than just the extras for the school; our support means having greater access to the vital instructional resources, adaptive technologies and growth experiences that otherwise would not be possible.
As the school offers advanced learning environments, the foundation’s fundraising efforts are focused on three strategic areas to help students thrive.
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation is able to support SCSDB through charitable donations from individual, corporate and foundation donors who recognize that the success of these students critically depends on access to new and more advanced resources. Every gifted dollar makes a difference for South Carolina’s most deserving children.
To make a tax-deductible donation, you can use our online PayPal system, mail a check, or set up an annual or planned giving program. Or, choose to donate to the school’s Wish List, a specific project, designated fund, or more. If you have questions or would like more information about ways to donate, please contact the foundation at 864-577-7583, 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302.