GREAT NEWS! Two Class of ‘70 Endowments Will Be Established!
We are proud to announce that 85 class members supported and two opposed the proposal for two Class of 1970 endowments. We will present this gift to Gallaudet University during our mini-reunion in October. The amounts assume we raise $70,000 by October 31.
(1) The Mighty Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund ($45,000)
The lifeblood of Gallaudet University is its students. As we approach our 50th anniversary celebration, we reflect on the struggles many of us faced throughout our studies at Gallaudet. Many of us faced financial difficulties, and not all of us were able to continue. Our gift is intended to support Gallaudet in the retention of students—to give support to students who otherwise would not be able to continue their studies. The criteria for selection shall be undergraduate students in good standing with financial need, either domestic or international.
(2) The Class of 1970 Jack R. Gannon '59 Endowment for Alumni Relations ($25,000)
For our 50th anniversary celebration, we spotlight the role of the Office of Alumni Relations, which was established in 1968 when we were undergraduate students. Jack Gannon ’59, the first director, imparted upon us the sense that Gallaudet would always be our home, and many of us became proud lifetime members of GUAA before we graduated. We believe alumni are the backbone of the university and the Office of Alumni Relations is the bridge that maintains our bond with our alma mater. GUAA has a long and significant history of unifying our alumni and advocating for and raising funds for Gallaudet. With this gift, we continue this tradition of giving back to Gallaudet. Our gift is intended to support activities on behalf of the alumni as determined by the Director of Alumni Relations. The payout from the endowment shall not be used in lieu of the budget allocation to the department by the university.
We haven’t yet reached the $70K, mark, so contribute when and as much as you can: https://www.gallaudet.edu/office-of-development/giving-at-gallaudet/class-giving/class-of-1970
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Updated Date as of September 7, 2020