CID CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN

PACESETTER GIFTS

We gratefully acknowledge those who made pacesetting gifts of $500 or more to the Centennial Campaign.

*in memoriam

MAX A. GOLDSTEIN DONORS

Anonymous
Mr.* & Mrs. Laurance L. Browning, Jr.
Emerson
Estate of Martha E. Jones
Joanne & Chuck Knight
Anabeth & John Weil

S. RICHARD SILVERMAN DONORS

Anonymous
Ann & Paul Arenberg Family
Centene Corporation
Mr. & Mrs. Julien H. Collins, Jr.
Jerry Cox
The Crawford Taylor Foundation
Dana Brown Charitable Trust
The Guth Foundation
William R. Orthwein, Jr. & Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation, Inc.
Estate of Suzanne Sumner

HALLOWELL DAVIS DONORS

Anonymous
Ameren Corporation 
Charitable Trust
Carl D. Bohl
C. Baker Cunningham
Harry Edison Foundation
Edward Jones
Leslie H. (Grigg) Garvin
Mike & Laura Herring
Interco Charitable Trust
Arvalla E. Jaycox Trust
Florence E. Jaycox Trust
Ned & Sally Lemkemeier
Laurie W. Miller
Pershing Charitable Trust
Dr. & Mrs. James W. Seeser
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene M. Toombs

IRA J. HIRSH DONORS

Anonymous
Richard A. Baker Foundation
Dr. Kathryn D. Cramer*
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Esch
Michael H. Freund
Laurie & John Haffenreffer
William H. Jordan, Jr. ’56
Ralph W. Kalish, Jr.* & Eleanor L. Withers
Mary Ranken & Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation
Steve & Parker McMillan
S.M. Wilson & Co.
Dave & Carol Schepers
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Snowden, Jr.
Spoehrer Family Charitable Trust

JULIA CONNERY DONORS

Anonymous (2)
Mrs. Phyllis Britt
Robert G. Clark Family
Robert A. Emnett Trust
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
Graybar Foundation
Jana C. & Kevin J. Hunt
Mr. William J. Koman, Jr.
Kerrin & David Kowach
Terry & Karen Leebolt
Mrs. William B. McMillan, Jr.*
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mendelson
Mrs. Faye Beth O’Byrne*
Jack & Rachel Oliver
Purk & Associates, P.C.
The Schmidt & Barton Family Fund
Scottrade, Inc.
W. Bruce Springer & Dr. Patricia A. West
Estate of Judy Alexander-Weber

HELEN LANE DONORS

Anonymous (2)
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sheldon Childress
Mr. & Mrs. C. Victor Coates
Commerce Bancshares Foundation
Ann & Doc Cornwell
Victor & Selene DeLiniere Charitable Foundation
Liz & Chris Dorr
Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust
Robin & Gary Feder
FleishmanHillard
Husch Blackwell LLP
Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation
Tom & Patti Jayne
Toby Katz
Andrea & Craig LaBarge
Kevin & Alice Lasater
Carol L. Littmann Trust
John Allan Love Charitable Foundation
Mackey Mitchell Architects
Lisa D. & Robert W. McLaughlin
Edwin B. Meissner, Jr.
MiTek Industries
Nike IHM, Inc.
Denny & Michelle Reagan
Michael D. Rubin & Associates
The Saigh Foundation
Ms. Janet S. Scheeline and Mr. Billy G. Spickard
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Scott, III
Norman J. Stupp Foundation – Commerce Bank Trustee
Herbert & Adrian Woods Foundation

AUDREY SIMMONS-
MARTIN DONORS

Anonymous (2)
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore M. Armstrong
Mariquita Barbieri
Vivian & Joseph Carrico
CID Alumni Association
Mark & Christy Cochran
Concrete Strategies LLC
Charles W. Frees & Jean H. 
Frees Foundation
Mr. Louis S. Goltermann, Jr.
E. Reuben & Gladys Flora Grant 
Charitable Trust
Ms. Robin Hattori & Mr. Michael Kimzey
Mrs. Florence W. Hawes
The Jackes Foundation
Antonnette M. Jackson
Karen S. Kalish
Mrs. Ann J. Key
Steve & Nancy Kidwell
James & Tina Klocke
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Kranzberg
Scott & Karen Monette
Chuck & Jean Naslund
Mr. Christopher Nitzsche & Ms. Caroline Springer
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Nix, Jr.
Mr. Roy Pfautch
Herman T. & Phenie R. Pott Foundation
Theresa & Scott Secrest
William Bixby Sheldon ’54 & 
Kathryne McGuigan Sheldon* ’59
Jeff Tucker
Mark & Jane Tucker
Mr. & Mrs. James von der Heydt
Webb Foundation

MAY TEMPLEMAN DONORS

Anonymous (4)
AAA Missouri
Frank Adam Foundation
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Norman D. & Marie L. Atkins 
Charitable Trust
Kathy & Joe Beilein
Ray & Debbie Bentele
Amy & Bryan Buehler
Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Chole
Ms. Lucy Christman
CID Parents Organization
Mr. Dick Coates
Cochlear Americas
Jennifer Esch
Leanna & Jeff Fenneberg
Mark D. Fordyce
Fox Family Foundation
Jan & John Frank, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Gebhard
Dr. Benjamin & Linda Goldstein
Golterman & Sabo Inc.
The Allan & Nan Kalish Goodman Family
Hager Companies
Mr. Garrick R. Hamilton
Melinda L. Hayden
Bob & Signa Hermann
Carrie & Dale Hermeling
Alexander W. Herrey
Akira Honda
Mr. & Mrs. William F. James
Carrie & Jeff Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Johnson, III
Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Kistner
The Jerome M. Kobacker Foundation
Paul & Elke Koch
Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Lanfer
MB Technology Solutions
Mr.* & Mrs. Albert Melman
Dr. Mark Melman
Metro Materials
Moneta Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Reuben M. Morriss, III
Brandon & Jennifer Neuschafer
Oaktree Products
Tracy & Adam Pursifull
Michael & Jada Reese
Regional Business Council
Ivette & Andrew Rothschild
Dr. Alexander Scheeline & 
Ms. Alice Berkson
Brad Schott
Dr. Jay E. Selman & Mrs. Patricia Kopec Selman
Sidener Foundation
Rebecca & Eric Stisser
Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Company Foundation
Mrs. Marcia Tash
The Cramer Institute, LLC
The St. Louis Trust Company
Patrick & Amy Tighe
U.S. Bank
Mrs. Alfred H. Vorhaus
Theresa & Bill Watson
Patricia F. Welter
Steve & Kerri Williamson

DON CALVERT DONORS

Anonymous
W. Eliot & Linda Benoist
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Burkhardt
Cady Family Foundation
Katherine & Charles Claggett
Tom & Jennifer Collins
Robert Crumpton
Joyce Dear
Mr. John R. Drew
Carolyn & Kevin Farrell
Mary & John Gunther
Stephen H. Lewis
Noël & Jim Mangano
Thomas & Becky Minogue
Elin, Tony & Anthony Nozewski
Ms. Mary Russo & Mr. Robert Hartzog*
Barbara B. Singleton
Paul & Sally Taylor
Mr. Samir A. Tayob
James B. Weinstein

CID Speech Bubble Examples

In appreciation of generous gifts of $250 or more to the CID Making Conversations Happen Centennial Campaign, donors at this level had the opportunity to be recognized with a custom speech bubble. This “bubble wall” was installed on the second floor of CID next to the library and adds a bright pop of color to draw the eye as you enter the building.

ADDITIONAL DONORS

CENTENNIAL FRIENDS

Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Abbott
Randy & Debbie Abbott
Ms. Mary A. Akers
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence M. Alberts
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Altvater
Mr. & Mrs. John G. Anderson
Dr. & Mrs. Victor L. Andrews
Mr. & Mrs. David M. Aronson
Mr. & Mrs. David M. Awtrey
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Azarnoff
Mr. & Mrs. Blair G. Balk
Ms. Rebecca L. Ballard
Ms. Barbara Barenholtz & Mr. Milton H. Heiken
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Baron
Mr. Elliot Barth
Ms. Ann E. Bartlett
Mr. Michael D. Baruch
Ms. Suzanne S. Baum
Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Bearman
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Bell
Lynda & Rick Berkowitz
Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Bernstein
Ms. Barbara B. Bianco
Mrs. Doris W. Blanchard*
Mr. & Mrs. Les K. Block
Mr. Joel N. Bodansky & Ms. Anne M. Leavitt
Mr. Flint A. Boettcher & Ms. Janet M. Solecki
Mr. & Mrs. William R. Bouchillon
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Boulton, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. William D. Brandenburg
Ms. Melissa Brown
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Mr. & Mrs. Craig L. Burgesen
Mr. & Mrs. David R. Carmichael
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Carter
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Chapman
Mr. & Mrs. Brice Chism
Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Chitwood
Jim Chleboun
Chris Christian
Christner, Inc.
Mr. & Ms. Joseph Cioffi
Dr. & Mrs. William W. Clark
Clayco
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Clifford
Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Coates*
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Cohen
Mr. Richard E. Coin
Mr. & Mrs. Olin Conley
Mr. & Mrs. Osmond Conrad
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew F. Corley
Mr. & Mrs. James S. Cornbleet
Mr. David Crane & Hon. Kathianne K. Crane
Mr. Charles S. Crawford
Ms. Cynthia P. Cromie
Mr. & Mrs. James I. Crossland
Mr. Robert H. Crowell
Ms. Celeste J. Cuba
Mr. Bruce E. Dale
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Dearing
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Dennis
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Denson
Mr. & Mrs. Don Dippold
Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Dressel
Ms. Jayne Drummond
Mr. & Mrs. Delray J. Drury
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin H. Drury
Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Dubin
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Dunn
Mr. & Mrs. Justin H. Durel
Mr. Bill Eastman & Ms. Cindy Garnholz
Mrs. Ann Rita Edelberg
Mr. & Mrs. David R. Eidelman
Mrs. Jane Eiseman
Ms. Mary B. Elbert
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew B. Elbert
Mr. Philip B. Elfstrom
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Endicott
Mr. Richard G. Engelsmann
Robin & Curt Engler
Ms. Alice R. Evans
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Fanson
Mr. & Mrs. Spencer E. Farris
Mr. Robert E. Firestone
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Fitzgerald
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Flanigan
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Fleissig
Ms. Colleen J. Fleming
Mr. & Mrs. Burton Follman
Mr. & Mrs. Garth F. Fort
Mr. & Mrs. Byron E. Francis
Mrs. Nicole A. Freber
Dr. Carole D. Froehlich
Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Froesel
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy J. Gallagher
Mr. & Mrs. David B. Galt
Mr. & Mrs. M. Spencer Garland
Dr. & Mrs. Wilbur H. Gearhart
Mrs. Elaine M. Gernstein
Mrs. Bettie Gershman
Ms. Benita Gerstenfeld

Mr. Marlin I. Glass
Mr. & Mrs. Milton E. Glockengieser
Mr. Oscar I. Goldberg
Mr. & Mrs. Maury T. Goldfeder
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin B. Goldman
Mr. Sidney Goldstein & Mrs. Laura Kipnis
Ms. Joan B. Goodson
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Goralnik
Ms. Kathleen A. Graff
Mr. & Mrs. Todd A. Greenberg
Ms. Judith H. Guerrero
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Hales
Mr. Frank Hamsher & Mrs. Peggy Guest
Ms. Karen Handelman & Mr. Marc Hirshman
Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Harris
Mr. Donald H. Hatfield
Mr. Jerry A. Hayden
Mrs. Dorothy L. Hayes
George Helfensteller, Jr. Trust
Ms. Barbara W. Hemphill
Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Herzog, III
Ms. Sandra D. Heuser
Ms. Holly Hildebrand
Mrs. Georgia L. Hocker
Ms. Sharon Hoffman
Mr. Stuart Z. Hoffman
Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Hoffman
Ms. Debra Hollingsworth
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Holmes
Dr. & Mrs. Donald P. Hood
Ms. Carolyn S. Hopkins & Ms. Lynn R. Hopkins
Dr. Thomas P. Horejes, IV
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hudack
Ms. Teresa S. Huston
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry C. Imming
Mr. & Mrs. T. Frank James, III
The John Cook School of Business
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Johnson
Ms. Sandy Kaplan
Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Kier
Mr. & Mrs. David King
Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Kramer
Mr. David J. Kreager, III
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Langsdorf
Mr. & Mrs. Don A. LaPoint
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lause
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Law
Mr. Charles J. LeCrone
Jordan Lee
Dr. & Mrs. David I. Leekoff
Dr. & Mrs. Marvin E. Levin
Mrs. Rita Levis
Mrs. Cynthia J. Littlefield
Mr. Leslie F. Loewe & Ms. Jean M. Agatstein
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph O. Losos
The Honorable Harold L. Lowenstein
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Mabrey
Dr. & Mrs. R. K. MacMillan
Mr. & Mrs. Claude B. Maechling
Mr. Erik Magnussen
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse F. Manering
Mr. Randall A. Martin
Mr. & Mrs. Chris R. Maxfield
Ms. Joanna O. May
Mr. Sean McCaffrey & Dr. Tara Budetti
Lila E. McColgan*
Mr. & Ms. David McDonald
Mr. & Mrs. James S. McDonnell, III
Mr. & Mrs. Randy McKetta
Ms. Ruth E. McKinney
Mrs. Margaret A. McLaughlin
Ms. Mary Ann L. Medler
Ms. Dorothy Meissner
Ms. Susan Meltz
Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Meyer
Ms. Kathryn Meyers
Ms. Mary A. Middleton
Mr. William A. Miksicek
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Miller
Margot Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Mcpherson D. Moore
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel B. Moskowitz
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Moss
Mr. & Mrs. Birch M. Mullins
Mr. Jesse S. Myer, III
Dr. Homer E. Nash, Jr.
Ms. Abby Nellans
Mr. & Mrs. G. Douglas Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. Jared E. Neville
Ms. Joan M. Newman, Esq.
Mr. & Mrs. Thaddeus F. Niemira
Ms. Melany C. Nitzsche & Mr. David Adam
Mr. Harry Noble, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Francis M. Oates
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Oberman
Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. O’Blennis
Mr. & Mrs. David P. Oetting
Dr. & Mrs. Paul W. Ogden
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy O’Leary
Ms. Suzanne D. Onderdonk
Laura & William Orthwein, Jr.*
Ms. Andrea L. Osman
Dr. Susan Osterberg
Mr. Michael L. Owen

Mrs. Dorothy Pataky
Ms. Melanie Paticoff
Ms. Mary Helen Pearl
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Peters, II
Doris J. Philippi Trust
Dr. & Mrs. Gordon W. Philpott
William Piper
Ms. Georgia M. Pomphrey
Ponca City Publishing Company
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Popelka
Ms. Nancy B. Powers
Mr. Jerome Pratter
Prolog Ventures, LLC
Ms. Kimberly A. Readmond & Ms. Lisa A. Wallace
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Reither
Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Rennard
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Reynolds
Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Rice
Mr. Jorge Riopedre
Mr. & Mrs. David A. Ripes
Mr. Daniel E. Roberts
Mr. Albert S. Rose
Mr. Daniel L. Rositano
Mr. Pete Rothschild, II
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Rouse
Ms. Rosemary Routman
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Rowlinson
Mrs. Kimberly S. Russell
Mr. Bill Sackett
Mr. Carl B. Safe
Saint Louis Community Foundation
Ms. Ruth Sanofsky
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Schmidt
Ms. Theresa M. Schmidt
Ms. Jean Schneider & Mr. Bernie Tischler
Ms. Linda E. Schulte
Ms. Katherine F. Sears
Ms. Lisa D. Seidel
Mr. & Mrs. Christian W. Selle
Jessie Belle Sessler Trust
Mr. & Mrs. William R. Shieber
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin G. Shifrin
Ms. Cathy H. Silverman
Mr. Joseph B. Silverman
Mr. Daniel E. Singer
Dr. & Mrs. Harold B. Sitrin
Mr. John Q. Skilling
Mr. Andrew G. Smith
Spiegel Sohmer Inc. Lawyers
Mrs. Daisy Spitzer
St. Louis Bell Club
Ms. Angela Stankoven
Dr. & Mrs. Alan J. Stein
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Steinback
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Steiner
Ms. Margaret A. Stipes
Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Streett
The Stuart Family
John & Laurie Sullivan
Mr. Evan Summers
Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Sutkus
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Sutton
Mrs. Marjorie G. Talcoff
Ms. Nancy Tankersly
Ms. Felicia Taylor
Mrs. Barbara A. Thomas
Mr. Ryan L. Thomas
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Thomas
Mr. & Mrs. Simon Toder
Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland Tyson, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. Varble
Venturedocs Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. John G. Vogel
Mrs. Carol Von Arx
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Waddell
Mr. & Ms. David Warren
Ms. Lucie G. Watel
Mr. & Mrs. Chris D. Wedewer
Mrs. Natalie G. Weinstein
Ms. Diane G. Weitman
Ms. Marlene E. Westerfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Westerheide
Ms. Susan C. Whaley
Ms. Sara Lee Wheeler
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick A. White
Mr. Jeffrey A. White
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Wile
Ms. Miriam Wilhelm & Mr. Eric Friedman
Mr. & Mrs. Steven M. Wilmes
Mr. & Mrs. Harry B. Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. David C. Wisland
Mr. & Mrs. Max L. Wood
Mr. Eric J. Wood
Mrs. Patricia A. Wortmann
Mr. Carl L. Wright, III
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Younger
Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Zahnweh
Mr. Mark D. Zerman
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Zordan
Mr. & Mrs. Mark H. Zorensky
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Zwick

LEGACY SOCIETY

We gratefully acknowledge the following Legacy Society members who have included CID in their estate plans.

Anonymous (6)
Mariquita L. Barbieri
Carl D. Bohl
Virginia J. Browning
Ms. Lucy Christman
Jerry Cox
C. Baker Cunningham
Michael H. Freund
Leslie H. (Grigg) Garvin
Tom & Patti Jayne
Toby Katz

Mrs. Warren G. Keinath, Jr.
Lisa D. McLaughlin
Edwin B. Meissner, Jr.
Ms. Laurie W. Miller
Mrs. Barbara Morriss
James W. Seeser
Mr. William Bixby Sheldon ’54
Mrs. Arline R. Simerman
Mrs. Marcia Tash
Jeff Tucker
Mr. John D. Weil
Andrew & Katie Westerfeld

CID CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN CABINET

Honorary Co-Chairs

Robert G. Clark
Joanne P. Knight

Co-Chairs

Laurie Haffenreffer
Eugene M. Toombs, III

Mariquita Barbieri
Frank S. Childress
Jerome R. Cox, Jr.
Kathy Cramer*
Robert Crumpton
C. Baker Cunningham
Louis S. Goltermann, Jr.
Carrie L. Johnson
Ralph W. Kalish, Jr.*

Kerrin M. Kowach
Karen Leebolt
Ned O. Lemkemeier
Lisa D. McLaughlin
Steve McMillan
Scott D. Monette
Elin C. Nozewski
Rachel H. Oliver
Dennis M. Reagan

David J. Schepers
Hugh Scott, III
James W. Seeser
James M. Snowden, Jr.
Samir A. Tayob
Anabeth Weil
John D. Weil

*in memoriam

NEWS

CID reaches $25 million goal to accommodate expansion

Campaign co-chairs Laurie Haffenreffer and Eugene Toombs III announced the achievement of Central Institute for the Deaf’s $25 million goal for the Making Conversations Happen Centennial Campaign. From June 2012 through January of 2016 (flanking CID’s 100th anniversary in 2014), the St. Louis community raised $25,190,060 to support expansion of  CID’s work to educate children and professionals. Former CID board president and executive director Robert Clark and life board member Joanne Knight were the campaign’s honorary chairs. Additional CID board members served on the Centennial Campaign Cabinet.

CID executive director Robin Feder said the campaign gained a substantial boost from donors making key leadership gifts, including Virginia J. Browning, Joanne and Charles Knight, Anabeth and John Weil, Emerson and the Estate of Martha Jones. Three new centers were established: the Anabeth and John Weil Early Childhood Center, the Virginia J. Browning Primary School, and the Emerson Center for Professional Development.

“We’re so very grateful for all of the individuals, foundations and corporations committed to giving children opportunities to communicate they would not otherwise have,” Feder said. “Their contributions make an enormous difference in the lives of families and their children’s prospects for the future.”

Additional leadership gifts came from the William R. Orthwein, Jr. & Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Centene Corporation and the Guth Foundation, among many others, with 685 donors in all. “In addition, we had full board participation,” Feder said. “Donations from our CID board members account for more than $6.5 million of the total.”

CID teaches children who are deaf and hard of hearing listening, speech and spoken language. Over the past 11 years, CID’s school has accommodated a 174 percent growth in children served—up 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 alone. The school served a total of 225 children last year. The campaign will accommodate the expanded school population and will build on CID’s important work to prepare teachers, speech-language pathologists, early intervention providers and other professionals to help more children effectively acquire these skills. Supported by the campaign, recent renovations include four new classrooms, four new speech-language therapy pullout rooms, two new audiology suites, classroom renovations, expanded family space, and a new Emerson Center for Professional Development wing.

“CID has an international reputation for providing tools and techniques for teachers, speech-language pathologists and other professionals,” Emerson Center coordinator Ann Holmes said. “Support from this campaign will enable us to take advantage of today’s communication and marketing tools, as we continue to explore the most promising models for service delivery. Our goal is to create unprecedented access to CID expertise.” In recent years, CID has developed online courses, revised classic curricula, held state- and university-sponsored workshops and created niche educational tools based on current needs in the field.

Most funds raised by the CID Centennial Campaign are earmarked for endowment. Most of the 13 newly established endowed funds are for school scholarships. “The generosity of the St. Louis community continues to make it possible for us to accept students with hearing loss regardless of their family’s financial situation,” Feder said.

Making Conversations Happen: Celebrating 100 years: Central Institute for the Deaf
Young deaf child giving a speech with his proud mom looking on

CID student Rogan Geppert and his mom spoke at a campaign wrap-up party in January.

Robin Feder, Gene Toombs and Laurie Haffenreffer

CID executive director Robin Feder with campaign chairs Eugene Toombs III and Laurie Haffenreffer