Many thanks to the countless community members who contributed to the Team William Endowment and Discovery Grant over the years. Together, we have raised over $200,000.00 to improve the lives of children with Down syndrome and related disabilities at the…
Mission Statement: To increase reading scholarship opportunities for children with Down syndrome and promote awareness within the community.
Andrea and William
Team William began as an idea to help children with Down syndrome learn to read. This idea quickly gained momentum as 134 people reached out to raise approximately $31,000.00 in 2005. This money enabled us to create an endowment - The William Hart Spickard Andrea Blake McDermott Team William Endowment - that provides reading scholarships for children with Down syndrome at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. To learn more about the specifics, please visit our ‘about’ page.