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 Lesley Heine.

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


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 Joe LaMartina 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.



Contact Lesley Heine.

CID Amazon Wish List

New wish list items are expected to be posted in November, February and May of every school year. Please check back here and be sure to follow us on Facebook to be notified when new items are added.


Contact Lisa Sutkus.

Schedule a Tour

There’s no better way to experience the dynamic learning environment of children who are deaf and hard of hearing learning to listen and talk than to take a tour of CID.

Do you have a child with hearing loss who may be a candidate to attend the CID family center or school? Please complete our GET STARTED admissions form to talk to someone and arrange a visit.

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.