Mission Statement

  • The Foundation For Deaf Education is a non-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization under TIN #16-146501.

    It was founded in 1997 and its mission is to improve the quality of life for the students of St. Mary's School for the Deaf by funding activities and programs that are not covered by legislative appropriation, and to support and promote Deaf Awareness and Deaf Culture across the community at large and all of Western New York.




  • Foundation for Deaf Education Board of Directors

    Boyd Earl, President

    Lawrence T. McGowan, Vice President

    Michael J. Grimaldi, Treasurer

    Peter Starkey, DDS, Secretary

    Timothy M. Kelly, Ex-Officio

    Robert Cagle

    Martin Griffith

    Gretchen Mullen

    Joan Rice