Alabama Institue for the Deaf and Blind Foundation Get One Million Dollar Donation
The Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation has received a one million dollar gift from an anonymous donor.
The Gadsden Times reports the gift received Monday will be used to develop a new agriculture center. The center will focus on giving students hands-on training to help them develop skills related to agriculture.
The center will be located on 20-plus acres behind the Helen Keller School.
More than $80 million has been raised and invested in the AIDB Foundation, which was established in 1980. The foundation was created to encourage private support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
The AIDB foundation serves individuals who are deaf, blind and with other disabilities from birth through aging.
AIDB, established in 1858, serves more than 23,500 children in Alabama.