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.




Board of Directors 2022-2023

FDE Board Members 2022-2023
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  • You can also shop on Amazon to support the Foundation

    CLICK HERE or on the logo below to shop via the Foundations AmazonSmile site, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us! 

    Amazon Smile

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    Shopping from your phone? ...You can make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you! Simply follow the instructions below to select "Foundation for Deaf Education" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

    How it works:
    1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
    2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
    3. Select "Foundation for Deaf Education" as your charity
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app