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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

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
  • 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
  • Carrie Fischer
  • Kit Hall*
  • Joy Peyton
  • Lisa Ritter
  • WuKong Education

Champion – $250-499

  • Jenny-Lynn Delfini, in memory of John Carlino
  • Ainsley Delissaint

Friend – $100-249

  • Alrubayyi Aedh
  • Rebecca Aubrey
  • Emily Austin
  • Christine L. Brown
  • Monique Ennis
  • Audrey Heining-Boynton
  • Meg Malone*, in honor of Joy Renjilian-Burgy and dedicated to Diane Colozzi Eromin
  • Christopher Medellin
  • Barbara Mondloch
  • Anne G. Nerenz
  • Clara Orban
  • Kate Paesani, dedicated to Carole Verhelle
  • 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
  • Kevin Alvarez
  • Stacy Amling
  • Carmen R. Andrews
  • Michele Aoki
  • Shohin Asadov
  • Michelle Esther Balletto-Wooten
  • Robin Bauer
  • Michael Benac
  • Elizabeth Bender
  • Alexandra Bianchi
  • Jennifer Borgerding
  • Rhonda J. Branch
  • Janice Viná Brown
  • Andrew Buck
  • Margarita Chavez
  • Stacy Clark
  • Donna L. Clementi
  • Savannah Cook
  • Marissa Coulehan
  • Alicia Dallman Shoemaker
  • Robert R. Daniel, Jr.
  • Fatima A. Daspit
  • Diane J. Davis
  • Michael Dillon
  • Bari Doeffinger
  • Janice Dowd
  • Parthena Draggett
  • Stacey Lyn Dreyer
  • Molly A. Drum
  • Karina Duncker-Hoffmann
  • Stella Economou
  • Janine Erickson
  • Fernanda D. Espinosa
  • Karen J. Evans-Romaine
  • Chasidy LB Ferro
  • Amy B. Ficarello
  • Lucero Flores-Paez
  • Anna Foxen
  • Hartwell Francis
  • Yumi Furumoto
  • Margarita Garcia
  • Alberta Gatti
  • Don J. Gentile
  • Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz
  • Vasilici Gomez
  • Amelia I. Groza
  • Nubia Guldin, MS
  • Tamara Hamlin
  • Masashi Harada
  • Dawn Hasselbach
  • Lynne M. Hendrick
  • Suzanne Hendrickson
  • David Hirst
  • Lucas Hoffman
  • Amy L. Holtorf
  • Kaia Hudson
  • Abdulsamad Humaidan
  • Douglas Hypolite
  • Ying Jin
  • Di Anne R. Johnson
  • Jess Johnson
  • Linda M. Kelchner
  • Caroline Kelly
  • Kevin V. Kelton
  • Kristy L. Kleckauskas
  • Stephanie Ruth Kiang
  • Nicole King
  • Lori Kovac
  • Silvia Kurlat-Ares
  • Melissa Larsen-Walker
  • Betty Lau
  • Gabriela Leon
  • Barbara Lindsey
  • Yohana Lopez


  • Luciane L. Maimone
  • Theresa Marlow
  • 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
  • Marybeth Neuschatz
  • Amanda Nicholson
  • Joya Manuela Oasin
  • Catherine A. Ousselin
  • Ashley M. Pacheco Guilmette
  • Claudia Paez Lotero
  • Petra Petry
  • Donna Podgorny
  • Austin Portente
  • Adrian Pugh
  • Dori Quinones
  • Laura Rais
  • Amanda Ramirez
  • Thomas F. Ratican
  • Paula Read
  • Ayvonne Reese
  • Diana E. Robbins
  • Levyette J. Robinson
  • Darcy Rogers
  • Lavinia Rogers
  • Erin B. Rowley
  • Virginia L. G. Rinaldi
  • Monica Ryoo
  • Lynn Sac
  • Misumi Sadler
  • Deysi R. Sahagon
  • Lelani Sanchez De Armijo
  • Maria Santos
  • Shelby L. Serrano
  • 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
  • Shahrzad Zahedi
  • Iris Zapf-Garcia
  • Junie Zhou

* Cumulative generous gifts since November 2022.