Special Education Foundation is proud to have partnered with SSD staff and retirees to provide more than $400,000 over the years in aid to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The difference that hearing aids make is enormous, but the cost is high, and insurance rarely covers them.

For 17 years we have hosted the Arbeiter Gift of Sound, which celebrates the life and dedication of Dianne Arbeiter, the late area coordinator of SSD’s deaf and hard of hearing department. But this year in order to ensure the safety of our supporters, we are unable to gather. Yet we still need funding for hearing aids and other equipment so students may have access to sound without financial barriers.

So we ask you to cozy up at home with a good book, or binge-watch the latest must-see series with your favorite libation and think of us. Please donate or buy raffle tickets. Proceeds from the Un-Gala will support Special Education Foundation in its effort to give students who are deaf or hard of hearing the Gift of Sound, thus helping students served by Special School District achieve success in and beyond the classroom. We are grateful for your generous support in the past and now.



Raffle items include…

Two nights at Hotel Saint Louis, $50 cocktail credit, two gift cards for St. Louis restaurants, and a $160 gift card for St. Louis Union Station, which is good at the Saint Louis Wheel and the Saint Louis Aquarium
Large Lucite tub filled with fine wine, great liquor, two cases of O’Fallon beer, and a wine tasting of eight wines in your home for up to 12 people
Exceptional adornments include wine, glasses, flower basket, straw hat

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Walmart – Platinum sponsor
SDVLS (Special District Visual Language Specialists) – Bronze sponsor