Brehm School Foundation

Brehm School Foundation


The Gift of Education & Independence

YOUR GIFT WILL TRANSFORM LIVES! Children and adults with complex learning disabilities usually have a normal range of intelligence, but these learning disabilities (LD) create roadblocks that hinder academic, social and emotional growth. Tragically, without a specialized education, LD children often are not able to successfully connect with society, find employment, or live independent lives.

Since 1982, the professionals at Brehm School and OPTIONS Transitions to Independence have been successful at elevating these individuals above those roadblocks by discovering how each student learns best. Brehm and OPTIONS offer a unique holistic education that empowers students to become independent lifelong learners.

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION FOR BREHM AND OPTIONS. The Brehm School Foundation was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1983 by Carol Brehm, the founder of Brehm School.

The Foundation stimulates voluntary private support from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and others to benefit Brehm School, OPTIONS Transitions to Independence, and future development of the Brehm mission.

The Foundation oversees the investment of the endowment for the School and also manages the Annual Giving Campaign, major gift program, planned giving, and other advancement vehicles on behalf of Brehm Preparatory School, Inc.

This model of advancement strengthens our financial sustainability, expands our volunteer leadership, and secures our ethical stewardship of charitable giving to support future Brehm and OPTIONS students.

The Foundation seeks partnerships with individuals, small businesses, corporations, and foundations to fulfill their philanthropic goals. The Foundation upholds the rights of the donor and the ethical stewardship of philanthropy, ensuring that all gifts are used for their intended purposes.

We desire to see the Brehm mission and vision advance by ensuring the future of Brehm School and OPTIONS, as well as by increasing opportunities to support the families we serve. Your partnership with the Brehm School Foundation will make this possible. Your gift can be in the form of cash, checks, credit cards, shares of stock, inclusion in wills, services, or products.



To learn more about making a pledge, contribution,
endowment or deferred gift (e.g. bequest in your will), please contact
the Director of the Foundation at (618) 457-0371 or email

2013-2014 Annual Giving Book

Foundation Brochure

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