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Celebrating 50 Years of Inspiring Knowledge, Opportunity, Power


Our inspiring 50th anniversary program  on April 10, 2021 will celebrate our founder, Warren Schwab, and the additional individuals, corporations, foundations, and partners that collectively have worked together over these past 50 years to make our mission possible.

We encourage individuals to hold small watch gatherings within safe social distancing parameters, and may host a small event on campus if circumstances permit. ASL interpreting and CART services available.  

Sponsorship Information

Our 50th Anniversary Event offers many opportunities for marketing and publicity, as well as partnership.  

Please review the packet below for information about how you can help inspire knowledge, opportunity and power.

Sponsorship Packet

For additional questions about sponsorship opportunities, please email Danielle Kehoe, Chief Advancement Officer.


This award, which will be presented at our 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala on April 10, 2021, honors TLC Founder Warren Schwab’s passion and commitment to create an educational environment where language and communication were most important.

Nominations are due February 12, 2021

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Founder Warren Schwab

Fifty years ago, inspired by his son, Warren Schwab envisioned a school for deaf and hard of hearing children grounded in respect and enjoyment, where language and communication were paramount.  Warren dedicated personal resources and countless hours to making this dream a reality, engaging teachers, volunteers, donors, and collaborators.  

Learn More About TLC's History

Massachusetts Recognition and Citations:

  • September 21, 2020: Mayor of the City of Framingham Dr. Yvonne Spicer Recognition in Honor of the 50th Anniversary
  • September 20, 2020:  State Senate Official Citation in Recognition of 50th Anniversary, Signed by Karen Spilka, President of the Senate  
  • September 10, 2020:  Governor Charlie Baker Video Message and Citation in Recognition of 50th Anniversary
  • September 4, 2020: House of Representatives Recognition of 50th Anniversary Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the House and Jack Patrick Lewis, State Representative

TLC Trustee, Emeritus Executive Director & President Mike Bello shares his fond memories of Warren Schwab and the inspiration TLC provides to its families and community.

A Founder's Day story from former TLC Trustee Dermot Keohane. We dare you to not laugh!

To share some educational context to Founder's Day, Jeremy Cormier (Class of 2010 and newly-appointed Athletics and After-School Activities Director), as well as Cassey Ellis (Class of 1996) share this slideshow presentation showcasing some of the history of TLC.

Alumni Share Special Memories: Part One

Victoria Schnapper ('09), Caitlyn Lacerra ('13), Mistie Munton ('93) and Scott Schupert ('84) share their favorites memories of The Learning Center.

Alumni Share Special Memories: Part Two

Ramon Estade ('01), Bianca Hoffmeister ('14), John Tango ('84), and Steven Smith ('92) share their favorite memories of their time at The Learning Center.

Alumni Share Special Memories: Part Three

Nikki Horn ('08), Lisa Flaherty-Vaughn ('84), Ben Wagenknecht ('92) and Jessica Norton ('08) share their favorite memories from The Learning Center.

Alumni Share Special Messages: Part Four

Sandy Martins ('96), Jonathan Langone ('01), Thomas Brown ('79) and Scott Hakulin ('89) share their favorite memories from The Learning Center.

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