The Annual Fund

Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, Ally was reading and writing at a first-grade level in third grade. She was embarrassed when her school work was displayed in the classroom, and when she was pulled out for extra help. Despite special education services at school and help at home, Ally continued to fall behind her peers.

In August, Ally began her first year at Springer. With the assistance of text-to-speech technology, Ally is now able to access grade-level reading materials and uses computer software that allows her to organize her thoughts, make outlines and input her writing by speaking. And Springer’s hands-on strategies in math and science classes are helping Ally internalize what she is learning. Already she knows where she can find the tools that support her learning, and she independently goes to get what she needs.

Best of all, as a Springer student, Ally feels accepted by her peers and has hope that she can find success.

With your support, Springer can help more children with learning disabilities feel less alone, and help them experience success!

All gifts to the Annual Fund directly support financial aid and outreach programs.


Springer's Annual Fund Drive is the main funding source of the financial aid program.  The Annual Fund forms a partnership of investors - trustees, families, alumni, faculty & staff, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the broader community.  All constituents have the opportunity to contribute resources that will enable Springer to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities regardless of their financial circumstances.

  • Gifts are tax deductible
  • Gifts can be made with cash, check, stock transfer, or pledge (pledges should be paid in full by the end of Springer's fiscal year, June 30th)
  • Donors are recognized in the Annual Report (unless specified as anonymous)

The Reuben Springer Society

Reuben Springer


The Reuben Springer Society was established in 1995 to recognize leadership gifts to the Annual Fund.  The Society was named for Cincinnati philanthropist, Reuben Springer, who donated the funds used to build The Springer Institute in 1884.


Society Levels  
President's Circle $10,000+
Benefactor's Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Director's Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Leadership Circle $1,250 - $2,499