Please join in donating to the Necessity of Now. Your gift is a powerful declaration of support for the Black Deaf community and for equitable and inclusive access to education and opportunities for Deaf and signing people.

With support from donors like you, Gallaudet will create a new public equitable outdoor learning space to honor the enduring impact of Louise B. Miller, a mother who fought for educational justice for Black Deaf children, the 24 students and four teachers from Kendall School Division II, and the rich history, culture, and achievements of Black Deaf people. Your gift also helps further the mission of our Center for Black Deaf Studies through scholarships, programming, and research.

Moreover, gifts of $5,000 or more will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous anonymous donor. Meaning your $5,000+ gift will be doubled and have twice the impact. Click here to learn more about having your $5,000+ donation matched.

Names of donors who have their $5,000+ gifts matched will be included on the donor recognition wall in the Louise B. Miller Pathways and Gardens: A Legacy to Black Deaf Children.

For any questions about how to make any kind of gift to the Necessity of Now campaign, please contact us

We are grateful for your generosity.



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