Deaf Education Advocates Foundation / DEAF

A nonprofit organization

$4,500 raised by 24 donors

90% complete

$5,000 Goal


To enhance the education of students at the Washington School for the Deaf by generating funds through philanthropy. 

The family of Guy Charles Wonder has challenged you to match to their donation of $1,000 more to the Guy Charles Wonder Jr. Memorial Arts Fund. We are half-way to the $10,000 goal before the DEAF Board considers distributing this money. Your matching donations will go to various arts education resources, including visual art, theatre, videomaking, artist in residence, performers & presenters, & literature like ASL poetry & storytelling. Come support to reach our stars, $10,000. 

Guy Charles Wonder Jr. was an exemplary De'VIA artist as a Deaf visual fine artist, ASL storyteller and theatrical arts artist.  As a WSD beloved alumnus, he has served as an Artist-in-Residence at WSD, taught art to K-12 students and helped create permanent displays at WSD’s Lloyd Auditorium.


Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) serves eligible students from birth through 21 years in an American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual instructional environment. The academic & residential services provide a 24 hour learning environment that encourages students to communicate freely, grow emotionally & socially, & achieve higher standards.

WSD has a preschool program, elementary & secondary departments, & the Washington Career Academy for the Deaf (WaCAD).
Students benefit from small class size and personal attention from teachers who are certified in the education of Deaf.

WSD is an ASL-English bilingual program, promoting literacy in both languages. Deaf staff members provide excellent language & role models for the students.


Guy C. Wonder Family provides the matching fund to Guy C. Wonder Memorial Arts Fund

Kudos to the WSD Staff, including teachers, paraeducators, student life counselors & administration for getting through the pandemic. 

Friends of the WSD Community

For 2021-2022 fundraising events:
Dutch Bros Coffee's Buck4Kids on Sept 10th, this fundraiser event was part of the International Week of the Deaf and Deaf Awareness Week

Trailblazers Raffle 50/50
Give More 24!

Organization Data


Organization name

Deaf Education Advocates Foundation / DEAF

other names

DEAF, D.E.A.F., WSD DEAF, Washington School for the Deaf

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P.O. Box 2561
Vancouver, WA 98668

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