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The Language Connects Foundation is grateful for the generosity of the individuals and organizations below whose support has helped launch our organization. These contributions made since the Foundation's launch in November 2022 help sustain and ensure a diverse, well-prepared, and highly effective language educator workforce today and for generations to come.

Are you a champion of language education? We invite you to explore ways to give, including one-time, monthly, and planned gifts.

We are grateful to these donors for their generous gifts:

Luminary – $10,000+

  • Martha G. Abbott
  • International Society for Language Studies, in memory of Paul Chamness Iida
  • Klett World Languages
  • Vista Higher Learning

Benefactor – $5,000+

Founding Donors Circle – $1,967+

  • Beckie Bray Rankin*
  • Ray Clifford*
  • Thomas Keith Cothrun
  • Desa Dawson, dedicated to Dr. Lowell Dunham
  • Janet Dracksdorf
  • Carrie Fischer*
  • Paul A. Garcia & Alfred A. Doty
  • Meet Boston
  • Aleidine J. Moeller
  • Emily Spinelli
  • Jacqueline Van Houten

Patron – $1,000+

  • Tiziana Aime, dedicated to Heather and Addison Blumberg
  • Howie Berman*
  • Cate Florenz
  • Brandon Locke*
  • Sheri Spaine Long

Steward – $500-999

  • Advanced Education Research and Development Fund
  • Celia Chomón Zamora
  • Connecticut Council of Language Teachers
  • Stella Economou
  • Kit Hall*
  • Joy Peyton
  • Lisa Ritter
  • WuKong Education

Champion – $250-499

  • Jenny-Lynn Delfini, in memory of John Carlino
  • Ainsley Delissaint
  • Barbara Mondloch*
  • Francis Troyan*

Friend – $100-249

  • Alrubayyi Aedh
  • Rebecca Aubrey
  • Emily Austin
  • Michele Back
  • Christine L. Brown
  • Donna L. Clementi*
  • Monique Ennis
  • Carolyn Gill
  • Audrey Heining-Boynton
  • Tyler Losey
  • Meg Malone*, in honor of Joy Renjilian-Burgy and dedicated to Diane Colozzi Eromin
  • Christopher Medellin
  • Anne G. Nerenz
  • Clara Orban
  • Kate Paesani, dedicated to Carole Verhelle
  • José Ricardo
  • Benjamin Rifkin
  • John Segota
  • Michael Shaughnessy*
  • Kristin Swanson
  • Toni Theisen*
  • Bridget Yaden

Supporter – up to $99

  • Marium Abugasea Heidt
  • Yohana Acosta Valencia
  • Alene Aguilar McKenzie
  • Vivian Aileen
  • Zelkida Ajdinovic-Skenderija
  • Helena A. Alfonzo
  • Arianna Allegro
  • Anna Alsufieva
  • Kevin Alvarez
  • Stacy Amling
  • Carmen R. Andrews
  • Enza Antenos
  • Michele Aoki
  • Zelika Araiza
  • Tricia Arnold
  • Shohin Asadov
  • Yo Azama
  • Michelle Esther Balletto-Wooten*
  • Robin Bauer*
  • Michael Benac
  • Elizabeth Bender
  • Alexandra Bianchi
  • Raquel Bonilla
  • Jennifer Borgerding
  • Rhonda J. Branch
  • Renee Bready
  • Janice Viná Brown
  • Andrew Buck
  • Rubia Castro
  • Margarita Chavez
  • Stacy Clark
  • Savannah Cook
  • Marissa Coulehan
  • Patricia Cummins
  • Alicia Dallman Shoemaker
  • Robert R. Daniel, Jr.*
  • Tara Darst
  • Fatima A. Daspit
  • Diane J. Davis
  • Alecia Davis-Hellmers
  • Rachel Deluca
  • Cerue Diggs
  • Michael Dillon
  • Bari Doeffinger*
  • Janice Dowd
  • Parthena Draggett
  • Stacey Lyn Dreyer
  • Molly A. Drum
  • Claudia Dugan
  • Karina Duncker-Hoffmann
  • Stella Economou
  • Janine Erickson*
  • Fernanda D. Espinosa
  • Karen J. Evans-Romaine*
  • Chasidy LB Ferro
  • Amy B. Ficarello
  • Lucero Flores-Paez
  • Renée Foisy Kleiner, dedicated to Dr. Mary Jean Green
  • Anna Foxen
  • Hartwell Francis
  • Yumi Furumoto
  • Margarita Garcia
  • Alberta Gatti
  • Don J. Gentile
  • Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz
  • Vasilici Gomez
  • Erica Gordon
  • Amelia I. Groza
  • Nubia Guldin, MS
  • Tamara Hamlin
  • Masashi Harada
  • Dawn Hasselbach
  • Lynne M. Hendrick
  • Suzanne Hendrickson*
  • Judith Hernandez
  • David Hirst
  • Lucas Hoffman
  • Amy L. Holtorf
  • Kaia Hudson
  • Abdulsamad Humaidan
  • Kaleb Hyatt
  • Douglas Hypolite
  • Ying Jin
  • Di Anne R. Johnson
  • Jess Johnson
  • Linda M. Kelchner
  • Caroline Kelly
  • Kevin V. Kelton
  • Michelle Kindt
  • Janice Kittok
  • Kristy L. Kleckauskas
  • Stephanie Ruth Kiang
  • Nicole King
  • Andrii Kononenko
  • Lori Kovac
  • Silvia Kurlat-Ares
  • Melissa Larsen-Walker
  • Betty Lau
  • Gabriela Leon
  • Douglas Lightfoot
  • Barbara Lindsey
  • Jaqueline Long
  • Yohana Lopez


  • Luciane L. Maimone
  • Theresa Marlow
  • April Marshall
  • Elizabeth Matchett
  • Elizabeth McDyer
  • Brenda M. McKenzie
  • Mitchell McPherson
  • Adriana Merino
  • Alice Miano
  • Maria Mirtsopoulos
  • Farida Mobarek
  • Paulette J. Morant
  • Gabriela Morgan
  • Ada C. Morley
  • Amanda Nagy
  • Marybeth Neuschatz
  • Amanda Nicholson
  • Miguel Novella
  • Joya Manuela Oasin
  • Bayo Omolola
  • Catherine A. Ousselin*
  • Ashley M. Pacheco Guilmette
  • Claudia Paez Lotero
  • Deborah Paprocki
  • Tania Payamps
  • Petra Petry
  • Donna Podgorny
  • Austin Portente
  • Adrian Pugh
  • Dori Quinones
  • Laura Rais
  • Amanda Ramirez
  • Thomas F. Ratican
  • Paula Read
  • Ayvonne Reese
  • Virginia L. G. Rinaldi
  • Diana E. Robbins
  • Levyette J. Robinson
  • Yrma Rodriguez
  • Darcy Rogers
  • Lavinia Rogers
  • Amy Romanowski
  • Erin B. Rowley
  • Victoria Russell
  • Monica Ryoo
  • Lynn Sac
  • Misumi Sadler
  • Deysi R. Sahagon
  • Lelani Sanchez De Armijo
  • Maria Santos
  • Shelby L. Serrano
  • Feruzjon Sharipov
  • Kathleen Shelton
  • Felisa Sheskin
  • Joel Sidwell
  • Kristine Sieren
  • Janet Skrzypek*
  • Elizabeth Slocum
  • Helen I. Small*
  • Thomas Soth
  • Katja Steen
  • Bridget Stensaas
  • Olga Stepanova
  • Emily P. Strohsahl
  • Licinia Stoian
  • Tara Sujko
  • Diana F. Sullivan
  • Natalia I. Tchoshanova*
  • Laura Terrill
  • Katherine S. Thornburgh
  • Mary A. Thrond
  • Marlene Torrez-Graham, dedicated to James Alexander Nelson
  • Madeline Turan
  • Marjorie O. Tussing
  • Lori A. Vollmer
  • Kristina Watkins Mormino
  • Sabrina Wengier*
  • Luke West
  • Bonnie Weston
  • Erica J. Wetterlow
  • Leann L. Wilcoxen
  • Paula Winke
  • Joanna Witulski
  • Lisa Worthington-Groce
  • A. Carolyn Wright
  • Kazumi Yamashita-Iverson*
  • Li Yang
  • Hyunkyu Yi
  • Shahrzad Zahedi
  • Iris Zapf-Garcia
  • Junie Zhou

* Cumulative generous gifts since November 2022.