Congratulations! We have far surpassed the minimum amount of $25,000 to create an endowed fund as a gift to Gallaudet University during our reunion in October 2020. With this gift, we will establish a permanent legacy for our class—The Class of 1970 Endowment Fund. 


We want to involve ALL class members in deciding the purpose of our endowment, so we are conducting surveys through email. We have completed the first survey; based on your responses, we will use our class gift to establish an endowment for a student scholarship. The survey results showed support for scholarships focusing on students with financial need and international students. We are working with the Office of Development at Gallaudet to consider all your ideas for supporting students. Our goal is to establish an endowment fund that will guarantee support every year. This means not including restrictive criteria in which some years there are no students to support. We will send out a second survey in April.


We look forward to presenting our gift to Gallaudet during our reunion in October 2020. Ultimately, we aim to raise $70,000—we are the Class of '70, after all! We also aim for at least 50% participation rate, which means 100 donors from our class. We look forward to watching our gift fund and the number of donors grow.


Thanks to those who have contributed, large or small. Please continue to contribute as much and as often as you can. And for those who have not yet contributed, we hope you will jump on the bandwagon and donate.


You will find a list of contributors, videos, and the status of our fund on this page—just scroll down. We aim to update this page monthly. 


Here’s the secure link to make a contribution:


If you prefer, you can send a personal check or send payments via online banking at the address below. Make sure you note that the donation is for the CLASS OF 1970 GIFT FUND if you choose this option; if you do not, your donation will go to Gallaudets general fund.                   

          Gallaudet University Office of Development 

          Denison House

          800 Florida Ave NE

          Washington, DC 2002     


If you have questions or comments, please contact:

Cynthia Neese Bailes, Reunion Co-Chair (


List of donors

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Linda B. Liardon Amann★
Cheryl Yingst Attix
Celia M. Laramie Baldwin

Sandra Kazmierski Bianco
Jane D. Bolduc

Bernard P. Brown 
JoAnne K. Rasmus Burdett

Ronald C. Burdett
Mary A. Dalen Burke
Cheryle Conte-Coulston★ 

Franna L. Corley Camenisch★
Jack L. Cooper
Deaf Globetrotters Travel
Nancy Driscoll
James A. Dudasik★ 
Nicole M. Ekle★ 
Douglas L. Ellis
Norbert A. Enos  
Barbara Jean Hauwiller Enos

Barbara Titus Evans
Mary Wells French
Connie J. Fisher Friedman
Douglas E. Fuchsman
Robert Furman
Ronald H. Gabriel
Shelley Lefkowitz Goul
Shirley A. Hampton
Barry Harlan
Robert I. Harris★
Elmer H. Hayes★
Nicholas J. Imme
Patricia Marshburn Jacobs
John A. Jacobsen
Kathleen D. Meyer Jones
John W. Justl★
Pamela Reid Katz★
Richard J. Kendall*
Karl K. Kovach
Mary A. Limoni Kraus★
Jack C. Lamberton
Judith L. Joiner Lamberton
Sharon L. Groff Lane★
Marcia Lathrop*

Carole Kircher Lazorisak
Edwin S. Leighton★
Julianna C. Massar-Fjield
Willena Osmola McDevitt★
Richard Miller

Cynthia Neese Bailes★
Claire D. Ness★
Joyce M. Norwood

Rodney C. Nunn★
Marilyn I. O'Leary-Heaney
Constance Paine Henes
Kaye F. Peacock★
Janie L. Pearson
Frederick M. Pickering
Cheryl J. Pierce
Joy E. Rader
Dale L. Ritter
Lawrence A. Rocque
Nancy A. Burrell Rogers
Mary Ann Tellus Ruffa

Ann C. Sandell★
Alfred T. Scanlon★ 
Ruth Ann Lally Schornstein
Mary-Jean Secoolish
Jay E. Shopshire  

Joel M. Silberstein★ 

Paul T. Stefurak
Dianne V. Stenz★
Anglela Petrone Stratiy★
JoAnne M. Stump-Nelson
Kathryn M. Sutton
The Children of Kathryn McIntire Sutton*
Mary E. Hill Telford
Charles F. Theel★
Helen Merritt Tingley
Michael Tuccelli
Reda Evans Tweedie★
Lawrence J. Vollmar
Arylce M Vaught Watson★
Samuel L. Yates
David T. Young★

Macklin Youngs   

NOTE ★ = 2 or more donations
NOTE * = non-70er donor


Updated Date as of June 5, 2020


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