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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.

Sustaining donors who Give Every Month are recognized among our LCF GEMs. Learn more about this special group below!

Meet the LCF GEMs!

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*
  • Anne Lair
  • Joy Peyton
  • Lisa Ritter
  • WuKong Education

Champion – $250-499

  • MacKenzie Arbogust
  • 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
  • Kim Nentwig, dedicated to Dr. Jean LeLoup
  • 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
  • Noor Chehab
  • Marty Chen
  • Stacy Clark
  • Michelle Compo
  • Savannah Cook
  • Marissa Coulehan
  • Patricia Cummins
  • Alicia Dallman Shoemaker
  • Robert R. Daniel, Jr.*
  • Tara Darst
  • Fatima A. Daspit
  • Diane J. Davis
  • Alecia Davis-Hellmers
  • Ines Davis-Parks
  • 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
  • Barbara Evans
  • 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
  • Virginia Graebe
  • 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
  • Seth Hopkins
  • Kaia Hudson
  • Abdulsamad Humaidan*
  • Kaleb Hyatt
  • Douglas Hypolite
  • Cari Jimenez
  • 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
  • James Martin
  • Elizabeth Matchett
  • Elizabeth McDyer
  • Brenda M. McKenzie
  • Mitchell McPherson
  • Adriana Merino
  • Alice Miano
  • Maria Milo*
  • Ines Miranda
  • Maria Mirtsopoulos
  • Farida Mobarek
  • Paulette J. Morant
  • Gentil Moreno
  • Gabriela Morgan
  • Ada C. Morley
  • Amanda Nagy
  • Marybeth Neuschatz
  • Amanda Nicholson
  • Miguel Novella
  • Joya Manuela Oasin
  • Bayo Omolola
  • Lourdes Ortega
  • 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
  • Cristina Rivera
  • 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
  • Karen Singer
  • 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
  • Laura Sylvan
  • Natalia I. Tchoshanova*
  • Laura Terrill
  • Katherine S. Thornburgh
  • Mary A. Thrond
  • Marlene Torrez-Graham, dedicated to James Alexander Nelson
  • Madeline Turan
  • Marjorie O. Tussing
  • José Viana
  • Lori A. Vollmer
  • Kristina Watkins Mormino
  • Sabrina Wengier*
  • Stephanie Werner
  • Luke West
  • Bonnie Weston
  • Erica J. Wetterlow
  • Erin Whelchel
  • Leann L. Wilcoxen
  • Paula Winke
  • Joanna Witulski
  • Nancy Wolman
  • 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.