The Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation was established in 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 contributions to Heuser Hearing Institute for 50 years and counting. Since its first contribution 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 percent) 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; they are currently managed by Hilliard Lyons Trust Company. All trustees of the Foundation are volunteers.
Every gift to the Foundation substantially impacts Heuser Hearing Institute and the community.
MAKE A DONATION
Any type of donation to Heuser Hearing Institute through the Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation is greatly appreciated. The most popular gifts include:
- Memorial contributions
- Honorarium contributions
- 1948 Legacy Society (gifts in your will, IRA and life insurance beneficiary designations, and life income gifts)
- Life insurance donations
- Security donations
Please mail your check to:
Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
111 E. Kentucky Street
Louisville, KY 40203
If you would like to make a gift over the phone, please call (502) 515-3320. All donations should be made payable to the Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation.
If you have questions regarding gifts to the foundation, please contact our director of philanthropy, Shannon Kisselbaugh, at (502) 515-3320 or any of the trustees listed below.
LOUISVILLE DEAF ORAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION TRUSTEES
Along with the names listed below, the board of directors president for Heuser Hearing Institute and Heuser Hearing & Language Academy is an ex-officio foundation trustee.
- J. Michael Erskine, President
- Sarah Snyder, Vice President
- Estelle H. Zimlich, Secretary
- Tyler Carner, Treasurer
- Ralph Barringer
- Ray Glass
- Robert J. Hardy
- Jennie Headlee
- Sara Huggins
- Betty Sue Kremer
- Ginnie Maurer
- Rich Sandman
- Rick Shafferman
- Linda Steder
- Trudy Wheeler