(Photo: Matthew Vita)
In preparation for the 150th Anniversary celebration, the Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) partnered with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation to create a new endowed scholarship fund. GUAA leaders showed the association's support for this fund by signing a check for $100,000 onstage during the GUAA celebration on Friday, July 11, to match the foundation's $100,000 contribution.
"When the GUAA learned of the challenge from the Newcombe Foundation for a matching grant of $100,000, we did not hesitate to take up this challenge," said GUAA President Alyce Slater Reynolds, '76 & G-'78. "This is one of the many ways Gallaudet alumni can express our thanks to the University."
Reynolds is shown above signing the oversized check while Sam Sonnnstrahl, executive director of Alumni Relations and GUAA, looks on.