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The Silent Garden

The Silent Garden

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Robert Duncan Nicol An endowment, funded by a planned gift from Robert Duncan Nicol, supporting a visiting scholar/professor bringing the best and the brightest professionals to our region to share, learn, inspire and grow in our community.

Joseph & Mary SlotnickAn endowment in honor of Dr. Morris M. and Esther B. Slotnick, funded by an planned gift from Joseph S. Slotnick, providing funding for a rotating faculty position in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies to focus their work and harness their passion with the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

Education FundAn endowment to provide continued internal and external support for workshops, conferences, symposiums and other outreach/educational opportunities for alumni, friends, practitioners, educators and family members planting the seeds for continues growth. Endowment funded initially by the Lawrence W. Levine Foundation, Inc. with seed money in the amount of $25,000.  Plans are to grow this endowment to $1,000,000 (a gift to complete the endowment would entitle the donor naming rights for this unique fund).

Scarlett's ParkThe Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies and the College of Health and Human Services recognize and celebrate the commitment of an anonymous donor to plant “Scarlett’s Park” in The Silent Garden, for the support, education and development of services for Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth with special needs.

Scholars FundA new and exciting endowment opportunity providing scholarships and financial support to the next generation of sign language interpreters to insure a sustained abundant harvest in The Silent Garden. Commitment of $500,000 required to name entire scholarship fund or minimum of $25,000 to endow individual Silent Garden scholarships within the fund.

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What path will you choose? For more information or to be a part of this ambitious vision, contact Beth Wilkinson at 559.278.5276 or