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Gerald “Bummy” Burstein, ’50 & H-’86, passed away on Friday, August 31 at home in Moreno Valley, California. Bummy was 91 years old. Bummy served on the Gallaudet University Alumni Association Board of Directors for nearly 30 years; including 13 years as president. He was also well known for his skills in parliamentary procedures; he was the first deaf person to earn the Certified Professional Parliamentarian designation of the American Institute of Parliamentarians.
Note: There are two options for donating, as shown below on the form, under "Designation." On the drop down menu, you will see two choices: Gerald "Bummy" Burstein, '50 GUAA Fund and the Burstein Center for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation.
To learn more about this amazing man's life, please read Bummy's biography. Please also visit Tributes to Bummy to learn what wonderful memories people have of him.
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