Kansas School for the Deaf Endowment Association

The Kansas School for the Deaf, a non-profit organization, is a state funded school serving deaf children throughout Kansas. With state dollars shrinking, the school depends on contributions to meet many of the special needs of their students. Established in 1970, the Kansas School for the Deaf Endowment Association has provided support for deaf students' individual and program needs. Through countless projects, both large and small, the association has enriched the lives of hundreds of deaf children. The endowment continues to work toward its vision of generating sufficient resources to support a variety of needs for deaf children at the Kansas School for the Deaf. 

Making a difference, one child at a time. 


Last year the Endowment Association:

Provided direct aid to students … 
  • to attend the NAD Youth Leadership Camp and summer sports camp 
  • for medicine and medical services for those students without insurance 
  • for clothing for special events including graduation                   
  • to participate in school field trips 
  • for college scholarships 
Provided aid to classroom and dormitory teachers … 
  • purchased library books for the Accelerated Reader Program 
  • provided curriculum materials including books and software 
  • purchased IPads for the Elementary Department 
  • provided funds for dormitory activities 
  • provided equipment for the athletic program


How you can help. 

Donate Online: You can make contributions directly o the Kansas School for the Deaf by clicking on the PayPal link below. 

Gifts and Contributions by Mail: A donation may be made by mail. By clicking Gift via Mail link you will download a donation form. Please fill out completely and send it with your gift to KSD. A confirmation of your donation will be sent to you upon receipt of your gift. 

Customized Gifts: The KSD Endowment Association works closely with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to allow donors to make smart giving choices and structure their gifts for the greatest benefit to both the school and themselves and their families. The Community Foundation specializes in helping donors develop customized philanthropic plans based on a broad range of assets, from cash to real estate to art to stock. 
Contact Information

Larry Finn
Endowment President
450 E. Park 
Olathe, KS 66061
(913)324-8130
lfinn@kssdb.org

Luanne Barron
Interim Superintendent
(913)210-8111
lbarron@kssdb.org