About

Alder Springs Mission

Provide and sustain a safe and secure independent-living apartment community that simplifies daily living and meets the unique social, emotional, and lifestyle needs of the deaf, deaf/blind, blind, and hard of hearing and enriches the education experience of NC School for the Deaf (NCSD) students.

Vision: 

  • Affordable, comfortable safe community of peers - deaf, deaf/blind, blind and hard of hearing
  • Secure, easily navigated and communication friendly environment
  • Easy access to commercial, healthcare, and professional/support services
  • Compassionate, responsive management and ownership

Alder Springs Objectives

  • Simple, independent living (assistance of private support services allowed)
  • Integration into vibrant local and regional deaf and blind populations
  • Service and volunteer opportunities at NC School for the Deaf
  • Access to abundant personal learning and growth opportunities
  • Supervised work experience opportunities for deaf students
  • Financially self-sustaining operations (rent payments, grants, private donations)
  • No government funding

Note: Alder Springs does not offer on-site health care facilities or food service.

Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community logo
Alder Springs Logo

North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton Foundation, Inc. (NCSDF)

Alder Springs is owned and operated by NCSDF, an independent, non-profit corporation established in 1991 with a mission to enhance the educational experience of NC School for the Deaf students including workplace experience, scholarships, and emergency financial assistance.

  • A portion of annual Alder Springs revenues supports the NCSDF mission.
  • NCSDF and Alder Springs are not state agencies and do not receive state or federal money.
  • A volunteer, self-sustaining, board of directors (up to 21 members) governs NCSDF.
NC School for the Deaf located in Morganton NC
Signage at the entrance to NCSD

Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community, LLC

Doing business as Alder Springs Deaf and Blind Community, LLC - a nonprofit subsidiary of NCSD at Morganton Foundation, Alder Springs' mission is to provide and sustain a safe and secure independent-living apartment community that simplifies daily living and meets the unique social, emotional, and lifestyle needs of the deaf, deaf/blind, blind, and hard of hearing, and enriches the education experience of NC School for the Deaf (NCSD) students.

Financial information for NCSDF and Alder Springs available upon request.

NC School for the Deaf aerial view
Aerial view of the campus of NCSD showing the buildngs and grounds.

Alder Springs Management

Alder Springs is an integrated part of NCSDF and is managed by its own volunteer Board of Directors

Current Alder Springs Board of Directors

  • Johnny Greene, Automobile dealer
  • Sandy Turner, Retired NCSD educator and coach
  • Sam Avery, Non profit consultant
  • Barbara Palmento, Retired NCSD educator
  • Scott Whisnant, Retired attorney
  • Ashley Ambrose, Banker
  • Jamie Griffin, Healthcare marketing specialist
  • Jerry Norvell, Commercial developer