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Dr. William F. Schmidt Matching Gift Challenge for the Center for Developmental Services (CDS)

Greenville, S.C. (January 10, 2022):  The Center for Developmental Services announced a matching gift challenge to kick off 2022. Dr. Bill Schmidt, founder and Emeritus Board member and his wife, Jean, have pledged to match up to $25,000.00 in gifts and pledges to CDS.

In the past 22 years, thousands of families in the Upstate have benefitted from the services that CDS and its partners provide to children with developmental delays and disabilities. Dr. Schmidt’s vision almost 30 years ago was to create an organization that addresses the multiple needs of children with developmental challenges in one location to produce the best outcome for their children. His vision is now impacting multiple generations.

“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.

CDS invites the community to join Dr. Schmidt and his wife, Jean, to meet this challenge and show their love for CDS and children in our community by making a gift or pledge by February 14, 2022. 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, case management, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; 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 8,300 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