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MSDB Foundation

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

The MSDB Foundation provides Montana’s deaf and blind children with opportunities for academic and social development similar to those of other children, in order to better prepare them for independent lives.

With the help of many generous donors, the Foundation has funded a large technology program that brought the School into the 21st century, an updated and automated library with an expanded collection, a playground accessible for children with vision or hearing loss, and many programs that directly benefit MSDB students.

The MSDB Foundation provides ongoing support for:

  • job training and career preparation
  • assistive technology
  • outreach services for students in their home communities
  • capital improvements on campus

Each year, the Foundation supports a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities that improve the students’ self confidence, quality of life, and education. These include:

  • MSDB’s Academic Bowl team
  • Visually Impaired Games
  • Summer camps for kids from across the state
  • Family Learning Weekends
  • Academic achievement awards
  • Field trips
  • Holiday parties, proms, and a yearbook
  • Expressions of Silence – a performing group of students who use sign language choreographed to recorded music to “sing” songs for audiences at various events.

Help Us Help Them

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Please join us in giving deaf and blind kids in Montana their best chance for success. The Montana School for the Deaf & Blind Foundation’s ability to support future projects on behalf of the kids at MSDB depends on the generosity of others.

You can donate now online by clicking on the button above or mail a donation, or contact us to discuss other ways of giving.

Those who wish to receive a substantial tax credit while providing gifts under the Montana Charitable Giving Act can contribute to the Foundation’s permanent endowment fund.

Other ways to help:

  • Make an annual contribution
  • Give a one-time gift for technology, library books, cottage furnishings or other items the kids need
  • Include the MSDB Foundation in your trust or will
  • Assist with grants from your company, association or foundation
  • Give a memorial gift in someone’s memory

For more information, please contact us:

Montana School for the Deaf & Blind Foundation
P. O. Box 6576
Great Falls, MT 59406
406-771-6040
foundation@msdb.mt.gov

Since 1981, the MSDB Foundation has provided funds for services and equipment not covered by state appropriations for the School. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.

The MSDB Foundation is incorporated under Montana Law (Section 20-8-111, MCA), and has tax-exempt status granted by Section 501(c) of the Federal IRS Code.

To honor past and current board members that have served for at least 5 years, please click on the document below to view their names and years of service.

Board Member History

Upcoming Fundraisers

Please help support the MSDB Foundation by participating in local area fundraisers with our partner organizations.

Buffalo Wild Wings

On the day of the event, Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate
20% of sales from all guests at your table with this ticket.

We look forward to helping your organization meet its financial goals. Together we can make a positive impact and help our community needs.

Buffalo Wild Wings Coupon

 

Fuddruckers

Fuddruckers will be offering Burgers For Benefits on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year. They are honoring a 20% donation of the bill between 5-9 PM only. Please present the ticket below at time of purchase. This ticket is good for the whole school year, so there is no need to have a new ticket each month.

Fuddruckers Burgers For Benefits Ticket

 

MacKenzie River Pizza

Order your favorite items from our fresh, tasty menu
and MSDB will receive a donation of 20% of your meal dollars from MRP. Present this voucher when settling your bill to ensure MSDB receives your contribution!

Please print your coupons for the following dates:

September 20, 2016

October 18, 2016

November 15, 2016

December 20, 2016

January 17, 2017

February 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

April 18, 2017

May 16, 2017