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


Learn about Our Founding & Founder

Hear Stories about Jessie Royer-Greaves Told by Her Great Nieces

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 jgraham@royer-greaves.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 vmayer@royer-greaves.org.