A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Gallaudet is grateful for the Foundation’s continuous support. Over the past 25 years, many Gallaudet alumni who have been scholarship recipients have gone on to pursue careers successfully in their field, thanks to an education at Gallaudet made possible by the foundation’s generosity. Careers include:
Undergraduate student, junior Government Major
First year graduate student Deaf Education Major
Undergraduate student, senior Government and International Studies Major
Benro T. Ogunyipe, ’02, is an Accessibility Specialist for the Illinois Department of Human Services. Benro also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for the Deaf. He was the President, Vice President, and Chairman of the Board of the National Black Deaf Advocates. Benro was a Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. Benro was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Council on Disability.
Louise E. Stern, ’00, is an accomplished artist and writer living in London. Louise has shown her art internationally in galleries across Europe. She has published two fiction books. Her first collection of short stories, Chattering, published by Granta in 2011, was in the running for the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s inaugural Readers’ First Book Award in 2010. In 2015, she published her first novel, Ismael and his Sisters, which was written and set in a deaf village in the Yucatan Peninsula. She has written plays, and stories for BBC Radio 4. She founded her own contemporary art magazine for children. Louise has been interviewed by several news outlets, including The Telegraph and The Guardian, about her work.
Nyle DiMarco, ’11, is a model and actor. He was the second male winner and the first deaf winner on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 and won Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. He has had roles in movies and shows including In the Can, Switched at Birth, and Difficult People. He started The Nyle DiMarco Foundation which is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing more access to resources for deaf children and their families.
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