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Glen Stacey Memorial Fund

Glen Leroy Stacey was born in November of 1922 in Rewey, Wisconsin into the family of Philo and Maud Stacey. The Stacey’s had 11 children – 6 sons and 5 daughters.

At the age of 8, Glen was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in his loss of vision. In the fall of 1931 when he was 9 years old he was enrolled at the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped. He was a student at the school until the age of 16.

Glen was again involved in an automobile accident when he was 19 years old that resulted in his death.

The Glen Stacey Fund was formed in 1988 as part of a bequest from the estate of Glen’s oldest sister, Leone Kuhe, and her husband Emil Kuhe. Their thoughtful gift has benefited many blind and visually impaired students in the state of Wisconsin since that time.

What can Glen Stacey Funds be used for?

  • Proposals must be for equipment, programs,or projects that will directly benefit K-12 students who are blind and visually impaired through the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI).
  • Proposals cannot supplant State budget money and should not be used for items/services that the State of Wisconsin or individual school districts ordinarily would or should pay for as part of the student’s individualized education program (IEP). Glen Stacey Funds may not be used to fund salaries or fringe benefits.

When can I submit a proposal for funding?

The application cycle for proposals will open in early March of each year and close at the end of April; the cycle will be open for six weeks.Notice of the application cycle is communicated in a variety of ways:

  • WCBVI Weekly Update
  • Division of Learning Support Newsletter
  • WCBVI website
  • WAER Digital Community
  • WCBVI Facebook page
  • Various consumer listservs
  • Applicants who have applied within the last three years

If my proposal is approved, when can I use the funds?

May 31 of the current year, through August 15 of the following year. For example, May 31, 2022-August 15, 2023.