(1862 - 1924)
A prominent civic leader and president of Feilbach Co., wholesale grocers, Charles Feilbach held leadership roles in local state and international societies. As Toledo Rotary's third President, he helped focus the club's efforts to serve the needs of physically disabled children.
He went on to recommend that the Toledo Public Schools start a school for disabled children. In 1918, the Charles Feilbach School for Crippled Children opened in downtown Toledo. It was later moved to the Glendale-Feilbach location in South Toledo, where it continued until federal legislation required all schools to provide for children with disabilities. Today, Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School is still a proud part of the Toledo public school system.
For more information on Feilbach and the story of Toledo's role in disability history, click here to visit the University of Toledo's Disability History Collections.