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Make a one-time donation on Gallaudet’s secure giving page.


Mail your gift to the Office of Development, where all charitable contributions to Gallaudet University are processed. Please make all checks payable to Gallaudet University. You can use this mailing address:

Office of Development
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002


Cash gifts are accepted in the Development Office on the first floor of the Denison House.

Stocks and Mutual Funds

Contact us if you plan to donate securities to Gallaudet University.

Matching Gifts

Gallaudet will accept your employer’s matching gifts.

Payroll Deductions

Gallaudet University employees can make charitable contributions to the University by payroll deduction. To sign up, complete an online authorization form.

Personal Property

If you would like to donate personal property to Gallaudet University, please contact Office of Development at (202) 651-5410. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to athletic events, rare books, art work, computer hardware and software, and laboratory equipment.

Real Estate

All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the university. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property.

Deferred or Planned Gifts

Your gift to Gallaudet University can also be a useful financial planning tool.  Visit the Planned Giving pages to see what options you have.

Life Income Gifts

A life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder unitrust, can provide you and/or your loved ones with an income for the duration of your lives or for a specific number of years. You receive a current income tax deduction as well.

Charitable Lead Trusts

These trusts can be used to transfer assets to a loved one with a significantly reduced tax liability.


The most common form of deferred gift to Gallaudet University is a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust.

Gift of Retirement Plans

Naming Gallaudet University as a primary or contingent beneficiary of a retirement plan (e.g. IRA, SEP, 401(k), 403(b), ESOP, etc.) may enable you to make a larger gift than you anticipated because income and estate taxes are not imposed when plan assets are distributed to Gallaudet University. Your retirement account’s plan administrator (the company that manages the account) can help you designate Gallaudet University as a primary or contingent beneficiary on the plan’s beneficiary form.

Contact Us

Giving at Gallaudet

Denison House 101

(202) 250-2943

(202) 651-5410

(202) 651-5467

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