St. Mary's School for the Deaf Foundation

The Mission of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Foundation (also known as the Foundation for Deaf Education) is to improve the quality of life for students at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. To accomplish this, the Foundation supports initiatives that:
 

  • Fund School programs and activities not covered by legislative appropriation
     
  • Promote public awareness of the School and Deaf Culture

For more information on ways to support the Foundation, contact Executive Director Margaret Phillips at 716-834-7200, ext 235, or margaretp@smsdk12.org

 

 

2018 Awards Dinner - September 27, 2018

 

Please join us as we honor Alumni, Students, Retirees, Parents and Staff

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Canisius College Science Building

1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

$40 per person (Cash Bar- Wine & Beer)

 

2018 Award Dinner Tickets

 

RSVP by September 13, 2018

 

Contact:

Margaret Philips, margaretp@smsdk12.org / (716) 834-7200 ext. 235

Pamela Rohring, pam@smsdk12.org,/ VP (716) 335-9380.

 

Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when you RSVP. Thank you.

2018 Award Dinner Honorees

Father Gallagher Awards: 

Elementary Recipient: Hussam Alahmad-Alabid

Secondary Recipient: Jack Kawalec

 

Sister Rose Gertrude Awards:

Secondary Maile Student: Ibrahim Ibrahim

Secondary Female Student: Jasmine Hollingsworth

 

Outstanding Reitree Awards:

Lisa Lalonde

Gillie Richards

 

Outstanding Staff Awards:

Beth Williams

Jennifer Norsen

Tammy Morgan

Jennifer Desmone

 

Parent Award:

Allison Killeen

 

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame:

Frank Duchini '76

Russell Martina '65

William Schwall '57

Catherine Stutzman '99

Jeannie Szuba '45

Marvin Wuest '60

Glenn Wolfangle '60

 

Heart & Soul Award:

Barb Pfeiffer

 

KELLY FOR KIDS GIVING CHALLENGE

 

In 2017, the Kelly for Kids Foundation contributed to the ESDAA (Eastern States Deaf Athletic Association) Boys Basketball Tournament that was hosted at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo which enriched the lives of many young deaf athletes. Our students want to show their support for Jim, his family, and the Foundation by donating funds they collect this summer to the Kelly for Kids Foundation.

 

 

Please help our students with their GIVING project by clicking the above button to make your donation today. Thank you for your support!

2018 Annual Gala and Auction

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON OUR ANNUAL GALA & AUCTION on Friday, June 1, 2018

Foundation for Deaf Education - Board of Directors & Staff

The Board of Directors of the St. Mary's School for the Deaf Foundation meets four times per year to support the efforts of the School and Foundation.

 

Wendy Dannels
President

Lawrence T. McGowan
Vice President

Michael Grimaldi
Treasurer

Ted P. Schmidt
Secretary


 

Boyd Earl Joan Rice
   Martin Griffith   Timothy M. Kelly
Ex-Officio
Jim Killeen  


Margaret C. Phillips, Executive Director