Neighborhood Stories: The School for the Deaf Started with One Child


Kathleen W. Buechel in her book, A Gift of Belief, Philanthropy and the Forging of Pittsburgh, points out that the term philanthropy summons images of titans of industry bestowing gifts upon the less fortunate, but, as she illustrates, the term also embraces the stories of individuals providing resources for the public good. It was philanthropy, in this fullest sense of the term, that brought the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) into being.

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