Areas of Study


The Development Office is your one-stop-shop for making a gift that impacts the lives of deaf and hard of hearing students. In addition to fundraising, we partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop competitive external grant proposals.

A financial contribution of any amount enables Gallaudet to grow workforce-ready graduates and create life-changing opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing students.

Whether you decide to support Gallaudet by making an annual gift, a special gift, or a planned gift, we’re grateful for your support.

Gallaudet also gratefully accepts gifts made by corporations and foundations, gifts-in-kind, and corporate matching gifts. Please consider giving online or contact us about other ways you can support Gallaudet University.

Ways To Give

1997 | Class Giving
Welcome Class of 1997 members to our donation page. The Class of 1997 has decided to support the Necessity of Now fund, which supports the Louise B. Miller Memorial Garden Campaign. Please join us in supporting this cause by making your donation today!
Foundation Relations
Operating within Gallaudet University's Office of Development, our team is fully committed to assisting faculty and staff members who are seeking private funding from foundations and corporations. We are dedicated to fostering relationships with foundations that reflect and support our University's priorities. We bring funding...
Fund Campaigns
Check out all the open funds below!
Giving at Gallaudet
Gallaudet University makes a significant impact on the lives of students, from making friends and meaningful connections, to learning and academic growth, to internship and job opportunities, and even to living in vibrant, exciting Washington, D.C. Our donors give to Gallaudet University because they appreciate...

Meet the Team


Nicholas Gould

Executive Director Institutional Advancement


Jonathan Cetrano

Major Gifts Officer

Lynda Carter

Gift Processing Specialist

Lionel Williamson

Donor Relations Coordinator

Allison Polk

Director Corporate and Foundation Relations

Jamari Porter

Data Support Specialist

Tamara Suiter

Major Gifts Officer

Etienne Boum Yamb

Fundraising Data Specialist

Richard Bailey

Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator


Contact Us

Development Office

Dr. Allison Polk

Denison House 101

(202) 250-2943

(202) 651-5410

(202) 651-5467

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