Class Fund Update

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We aim to send video messages from classmates each month until our reunion.
If you would like to do a short video, contact me at

Connie Friedman
Class Gift Coordinator

A new response (video/written) will be posted every month.

(Top most recent video/written)

Year of 2019
April - Find out who he/she is (Not yet)

March - Find out who he is

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January - Find out who she is

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Year of 2018

December - Find out who he is
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November - Find out who she is
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December 17, 2018

Winter is officially here and the busy month of December is upon us with school out, with parties to attend, with family gatherings and perhaps trips of one kind or another. And, donít forget the hustle and bustle of shopping, and the planning and cooking, December is definitely one very busy month.

I want to tell you that our class members have not been idle when it comes to donating to our class fund. We now have $12,565.00 as of today! In fact, we have raised more than $3,000.00 since my last message to you just a month ago!

You surpassed my challenge to reach $10,000 by then end of the year!! I was not disappointed; I was amazed. And it is not yet December 31!!!

We are more than half way to reaching the $25,000 required to establish an endowment fund. Imagine that? Wow! Thanks everyone.

If we keep this up we will definitely meet our goal of at least $25,000.00 by the time we meet at Gally on our 50th reunion.

Happy New Year to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Again, thanks!

Connie Friedman
Class of 1970 Gift Fund Coordinator

Summer has come and gone. Fall has come, and with it come many holidays in the next two months.
And, this month, we have a special video message from Celia May Laramie Baldwin.
Fall also brings good news: Our gift fund has been growing steadily; we now have
This is absolutely amazing!! Thanks to all who have donated!!!
It is less than two months until the end of the year. I would like to challenge each and
every member of the class of 1970 to help us reach at least $10,000.00 by December 31st. 

Can we meet this challenge?

I believe so!!!!!

Please donít let me down.

Connie Friedman
Class Gift Coordinator

July - Connie Fisher Friedman



Back in September 1966, after a 78 hour bus ride from Eugene, Oregon, I arrived in Washington, D.C. in the middle of the night, long after curfew. I got a cab to Gallaudet University, the driver asked me if we were at the right place. I wasnít sure as I had never been to Gallaudet before, butÖ When I saw the statue of Alice Cogswell and Thomas Gallaudet, I knew it was the right place. As I stared at the statue, I knew that Gally would be my home away from home for the next 5 years.


Those five years at Gally helped make me who I am today. I got a great education, a wonderful job, and many life long friends including my wonderful husband.


I am giving back to Gallaudet by participating in the Class of 1970 Gift Fund Campaign. I am contributing $350.00 by making 14 monthly installments of $25.00.


As of right now we have $6,110.00 towards our goal.


I hope you will join me and help us meet our minimum goal of $25,000 and target goal of $70,000.00.


It is easy to contribute through this link:


You will also find this link on our website at:


Keep on giving!!!


Connie Fisher Friedman

Coordinator, Class of 1970 Gift Fund

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