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Get Involved

CID has something for everyone. Consider these opportunities to engage with our historic and cutting-edge organization to support children with hearing loss at CID and worldwide.

Make a Donation

Your gift makes a difference! You’ll be helping children with hearing loss learn to listen and talk.




Volunteers help CID accomplish its mission of supporting children with hearing loss and their families throughout their path to success. We welcome volunteers to help with school activities, programs, general office work and events. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.


Fundraising Events

We love it when volunteers provide much-needed help with our annual events such as CID Trivia Night and CID OUT LOUD! You can also attend as a guest, secure a sponsorship, participate in the online auction and raffles or make a gift.


Would you or a friend like to receive an invitation to a CID event? Contact Ashlee Tapia.

CID 1914 Society

Named for the year Dr. Max Goldstein opened CID – Central Institute for the Deaf and began its legacy, the CID 1914 Society is a special group of leaders who donate $1,914 or more annually. This group changes lives by empowering students to listen, talk, read, succeed and reach their full potential.

For more information, contact Ann Holmes.

CID Legacy Society

The CID Legacy Society is a committed group of donors who have chosen to make a gift through their estate plan to support excellence in education for children who are deaf and hard of hearing for generations to come.


Have you already included CID in your estate plan? If so, please be sure to fill out a letter of intent form to be formally recognized as a member of the CID Legacy Society. Please email your completed document to aholmes@cid.edu.


CID Sustainers

Become a Sustainer and join many others who choose to support CID with a recurring monthly gift of as little as $5. It’s simple!


Contact Ashlee Tapia to change or cancel a monthly gift.

CID Young Professionals

CID Young Professionals are emerging leaders in the St. Louis business community who help to raise awareness and support for CID while, in turn, developing their own philanthropic vision and connection with others.


For more information, please contact Ann Holmes.

CID Amazon Wish LIst

Thank you to everyone who purchased books for our children’s lending library. With your wonderful help, we have acquired the books needed at this time.

New wish list items are expected to be posted during the school year. Please check back here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook to be notified when new items are added.

For more information, please contact Lisa Sutkus.

Donor Privacy Policy

CID welcomes secure online donations. Our organization maintains a strong commitment to keeping our donors’ personal information in the strictest confidence. Review our privacy policy.

We thank you for your interest and your support of the children and families who depend on CID.