St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf has established several giving levels to recognize generous donors who are making a difference each day with their gift. These levels also help connect donors more directly with our appreciation and the children who benefit directly from their support. It is the commitment of these members that keeps the mission of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf strong.

The benefits of joining a giving circle are abundant. In addition to the satisfaction of knowing that you are directly investing in the lives of young children who are becoming active listeners and are gaining a voice, you are also joining others who have actively chosen to make a dramatic difference. By giving deaf and hard of hearing children the tools to find their voice, they can mainstream into the school of the families’ choice. Generations of students have greatly benefited from the pivotal foundational education provided by St. Joseph Institute. Each year we honor our Giving Circle members in a variety of ways.

For more information about how to join a giving circle, please contact our office at (317) 471-8560.


Family Circle

The Family Circle is a monthly giving opportunity. Loyal supporters of St. Joseph Institute invest regularly to ensure ongoing educational programming. These programs include: Early Intervention, Preschool & Kindergarten classes, Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation, Mainstream Outreach with community schools, and ongoing support services for families.


Founder’s Circle

The Founder’s Circle member donates a one-time gift in the $1,000 to $9,999 range. This funding provides essential operational support. The foundation of our organization relies on highly specialized educational professionals, advanced and secure technology, and support services specific to our children’s needs.

*Corporate Matching Gifts do qualify based on the initial, individual’s gift of $1,000 or greater


Future Circle

Future Circle members participate by a one-time gift of $10,000+. Donations made in this circle help to provide long-term sustainability and the opportunity for new programming and initiatives. With continual advancements and new partnership opportunities, we are persistent in finding new ways to provide the best education and supportive services to the children within our care.

**Please note that giving circle donations are specifically for gifts from individuals, foundation and corporate gifts are recognized in a different manner.