Washington School for the Deaf

    Vancouver, Washington, USA

Dear Friends of the Washington School for the Deaf,

For 30 years donations like yours have helped the Deaf Education Advocates Foundation/DEAF raise the funds necessary to improve and enrich the education of students at the Washington School for the Deaf/WSD. Below are a sample of thank you notes from students and staff that received these funds:

Thank you for your wonderful and generous donation for the WSD Academic Bowl Team.

Thank you for granting me $1000 to buy materials for the sensory room in Northrop Elementary Building.

Thank you  for your donations  to the Terriers Special Olympics Team for travel and dinner expenses to attend two regional basketball and soccer tournaments.

Thank you for the $750 contribution toward my airfare to attend Bison Brainiacs Camp at Gallaudet University.

Thank you so much for supporting me to go to Youth Leadership Camp at Camp Talolai.

Thank you for the grant to make this year’s 500 Books celebration the best it has ever been!

Thank you for your generous donation of $500 for the art supplies needed to make the WSD Banner for ASP/After School Program

Please mail your donations to:
Deaf Education Advocates Foundation - DEAF or D.E.A.F.
P.O. Box 2561
Vancouver, WA 98668-2561

Or you can also check us on our website: for online donation via PayPal. (Perhaps on Giving Tuesday, Dec 2nd?) 

We would like to give a huge thank you to those who donated to DEAF for our annual fall fund drive and during Give More 24! Your donation helped us raise over $6,000. These funds provide support to a wide range of educational enrichment areas in annual mini grants, ASL & English literacy, athletics, Special Olympics, scholarships, and after school programs.

In addition to donations to DEAF: Ways that you can provide financial support to Deaf students at WSD. Nifty Thrifty Charity Resale, Fred Meyer Community Rewards, AmazonSmile, and Office Depot/Office Max when making purchases. More information is in the attached brochure.

Thank you again for finding in your heart to support these extraordinary WSD students as they learn and thrive in bilingual ASL & English program!

Happy Holidays to you all,

from the DEAF Board of Directors:

President: William Brelje
Vice President: Despo Varkados
Secretary: Carole Kaulitz
Treasurer: David Born
Past President: Courtleigh Guerci
George Belser
Matt Brink
Julie Gebron
Jayne King
Darcie LeMieux
Larry Petersen
Laurence Schoenberg
Nancy Sinkovitz
Honorary member: Sen. Al Bauer

Ex-Officio: Shauna Bilyeu, WSD Superintendent