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

Foundation Relations
The foundation relations team assists those seeking research funding from other foundations.
Fund Campaigns
See a list of all the funds accepting donations.
Giving at Gallaudet
On every end of a charitable action is a generous person willing to help others move forward. Learn how you can help students at Gallaudet University move forward.

Meet the Team


Nicholas Gould

Executive Director, Institutional Advancement


Deborah Edwards

Director, Advancement Operations

Jonathan Cetrano

Major Gifts Officer

Allison Polk

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Lynda Carter

Gift Processing Specialist

Lionel Williamson

Donor Relations Coordinator

Daniella Reyna

Student Worker

Anika Webster

FWS - Student Worker

Jamari Porter

Data Support Specialist

Tamara Suiter

Major Gifts Officer

Etienne Boum Yamb

Fundraising Data Specialist

Richard Bailey

Corporate and Foudation 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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