Celebrating Our First 100 Years!
Royer-Greaves School for Blind opened its doors 100 years ago to give children with visual impairment and an intellectual or developmental disability something they did not have: a place to learn, grow, and attain and enjoy the most independent lives possible.
In the century since, Royer-Greaves has changed and grown in many ways, responding to the needs of our students and adults. But we have also stayed true to our foundational traditions:
- The belief that everyone can learn and has something special to offer.
- The knowledge that music and movement are powerful ways to communicate and experience joy.
- The understanding that our students and adults live more fulfilling lives when they are part of their community.
We have a lot to celebrate!
We are planning to do so with a community festival of music, art, and performance. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we can’t gather in person just yet, but news will be shared here, on social media, and elsewhere – stay tuned!
In the meantime, please consider this page our electronic celebration!
Our Proud Past
Our Proud Present
A Video Tour of Royer Greaves
Spotlight on the Lifesharing Residential Option
Our Upcoming Centennial Celebration
Malvern Bank Becomes $10K Inaugural Sponsor of Centennial Celebration
With a generous $10,000 grant made earlier this fall, Malvern Bank Charitable Foundation became Inaugural Sponsor of the Royer-Greaves School for Blind Centennial Celebration, a series of events marking the 100-anniversary of the school’s 2021 founding by Jessie Royer Greaves.
“We are truly grateful to the Foundation for its commitment to supporting the efforts of non-profit organizations in the local community,” said Royer-Greaves Executive Director Vicky Mayer. “This donation will help us host a community event for everyone – the children and adults of Royer-Greaves, our neighbors, businesses, faith organizations and the entire community.”
The Malvern Bank Foundation’s gift to Royer-Greaves was part of a $105,000 bundle of grants awarded to 14 area non-profit organizations, including seven from Chester and Montgomery counties. “Our community is incredibly fortunate to have a bank that gives back so much,” Vicky said.
More Sponsors are Needed!
To sponsor the Royer-Greaves Music Fest, or donate goods or services for the event, please email JoAnn Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Volunteering on Our Festival Committee or Becoming a Day-of Volunteer?
We need your expertise! Please helping us plan our Centennial Celebration as a member of the Centennial Committee. Day-of volunteers are also needed. Please contact Vicky Mayer at email@example.com.