The Macfadden Legacy Challenge

The Macfadden Legacy Challenge is a matching gift challenge that enables Gallaudet alumni to make an immediate impact when they make or report a new planned gift to Gallaudet University (e.g. via bequests in a will or living trust, retirement plan beneficiary designations, etc.).

When you document a new planned gift to Gallaudet University, you can direct the matching funds to any Gallaudet fund of your choice such as a specific scholarship, a specific program, or even your class reunion fund. For every new documented planned gift, Jim, ’62, and Holly, ’64, Macfadden will donate $1,000 today in your honor to any Gallaudet fund of your choice!

Moreover, if the estimated value of your planned gift is worth $100,000 or more, you be recognized for your generosity by having your name and photo printed on a beautiful lamp post banner that will be displayed on campus around the Hotchkiss Field during the 2017 Homecoming weekend. The deadline is July 1, 2017 to qualify your gift for a banner.

As of April 1, 2017, we have a pool of $25,000 in unrestricted matching funds that are available on a first come, first served basis to any donor who documents a planned gift. The Macfadden Legacy Challenge will end when the matching funds have been depleted.


Frequently Asked Questions


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