Congratulations! We have far surpassed the minimum amount of $25,000 to create an endowed Class of 1970 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.


To involve ALL class members in deciding the purpose of our class gift, we are conducting surveys through email. You can view the first survey here: You can only complete the survey once, but you can edit your contribution until the due date of February 15, 2020.


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 look forward to watching our gift fund grow! Even if we do not reach our goal by our reunion, we can be proud of what we achieved. And, we will continue to raise funds after our reunion.


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 20002     


All contributions are tax deductible.


If you have questions or comments, please contact:

Cynthia Neese Bailes, Reunion Co-Chair (, or

Connie Fisher Friedman, Class Gift Coordinator (


List of donors

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

Sandra Kazmierski Bianco
Bernard P. Brown 
JoAnne K. Rasmus Burdett

Ronald C. Burdett
Cheryle Conte-Coulston

Franna L. Corley Camenisch★
Jack L. Cooper
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
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★
Karl K. Kovacs
Mary A. Limoni Kraus★
Jack C. Lamberton
Judith L. Joiner Lamberton
Sharon L. Groff Lane★
Carole Kircher Lazorisak
Edwin S. Leighton
Julianna C. Massar-Fjield
Willena Osmola McDevitt★
Cynthia Neese Bailes★
Claire D. Ness★
Joyce M. Norwood

Rodney C. Nunn★
Marilyn I. O'Leary-Heaney
Kaye F. Peacock★
Janie L. Pearson
Frederick M. Pickering
Cheryl J. Pierce
Joy E. Rader
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
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 February 21, 2020


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