Foundation-WSD Foundation

Foundation

The Beginning

The organization began as a direct result of the school's 150th anniversary celebration.  Members of that planning committee identified the need for an organization to support the school's activities but to go beyond the school to the Wisconsin deaf community at large.  Primary interests at the time included: preserving the school's history in a museum format, building relations with service providers, and offering assistance to families of deaf students in the form of scholarships and grants.  A small group of interested volunteers completed the work necessary for the Foundation to incorporate and become a non-profit organization in 2001.