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CDS Announces Matching Gift Challenge

Greenville, SC (January 13, 2021): The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) announces a Matching Gift Challenge to launch a New Year of Hope. Dr. Bill Schmidt and his wife Jean have pledged to match donations made to CDS up to a total of $15,000.00. Dr. Schmidt is the founding, visionary leader of CDS and is an Emeritus Member of their Board of Directors.

“I look at my role in the creation of CDS as one of my greatest professional accomplishments,” said Dr. Bill Schmidt, retired Medical Director of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. “It’s a perfect example of how a community can join together to address complex children’s needs.”

The deadline for this matching gift challenge is February 14, 2021. 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.



About CDS

CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, psychology, legal help, day care needs for the medically fragile, early intervention, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; Medical-Legal Partnership; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate; and four programs of Prisma Health – Upstate: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 8,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit