Matching gift challenge for the Center for Developmental Services

January 30, 2023

Dr. William “Bill” Schmidt, founder and Emeritus board member of the Center for Developmental Services (CDS), along with his wife, Jean, are challenging the community to support CDS. All gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000.

In the past 23 years, thousands of families in the Upstate have benefitted from the services CDS and its partners provide for children with developmental delays and disabilities. Dr. Schmidt’s vision almost 30 years ago was to create an organization that addresses the various needs of children with developmental challenges in one location. His vision is now impacting multiple generations.

“We are grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Schmidt for this incredible gift,” said Executive Director Dana McConnell. “This match will challenge our community to ‘Show Your Love for CDS.’”

CDS invites the community to join the Schmidts with a gift or pledge during the month of February to support children in our community. For more information about CDS or to participate in this challenge, visit Gifts may also be mailed to CDS, 29 N. Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601.