Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation
The Woman’s Club of Louisville and Kiwanis Club of Louisville founded the Louisville Deaf Oral School in 1948. The Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation was established in April 1960 to manage a portion of the School’s gifted assets. The foundation’s mission is “to promote, assist, and cooperate in furthering the welfare of the Louisville Deaf Oral School, now the Heuser Hearing and Language Academy, primarily through financial support.”
The Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation has made annual distributions to Heuser Hearing Institute for 50 years and counting. Since its first distribution in 1965, the Foundation has paid more than $3.6 million to the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy. Payments from the Foundation are unrestricted and are determined by calculating a percentage (up to 5%) of the rolling average of investments from the prior twelve calendar quarters.
All Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation assets are directly invested to benefit Heuser Hearing Institute’s long-term finances, and are currently managed by Hilliard Lyons Trust Company. All trustees of the Foundation are volunteers. For the 2014 fiscal year total expenses including investment manager fees were 0.56% of assets.
The Foundation’s most recent distribution of $161,000 was made in January 2015. Every gift to the Foundation substantially impacts Heuser Hearing Institute and the entire Kentucky community.
Make a Donation
Those interested in making a donation to Heuser Hearing Institute via the Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation should know that all types of donations are accepted. The most popular gifts include:
- Memorial contributions
- Honorarium contributions
- Life insurance donations
- Security donations
Please deliver checks to:
Heuser Hearing Institute
attn. Brett Bachmann, J.D., LL.M
111-117 E. Kentucky St.
Louisville, KY 40203
All donations should be made payable to the Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation.
Questions regarding gifts to the foundation should be made to any of the Foundation trustees listed below, or call Heuser’s Chief Executive Officer Brett Bachmann J.D. LL.M at 502-515-3320
Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation Trustees
Along with the names listed below, Heuser Hearing Institute and Heuser Hearing & Language Academy Board of Directors President Jenny Headlee is an ex-officio foundation trustee.
Woman’s Club of Louisville Trustees
- Jenny Headlee*
- Estelle Zimlich
- Carol Dodrill
- Betsy Holton
- Ima JohnsSally Smith
- Anne Rockwell
- Diane Stuckert
Kiwanis Club of Louisville Trustees
- Irv Stumler
- Nolie Mills
- Thomas Dignan Mueller
- Robert HardyGeorge Graham
- Ray Glass
- Ralph Barringer
*ex-officio and HHI/HLA Board President