Use Your Silver Envelope to Support DEAF, Inc.!

FIXTeam badge: I'm a proud supporter of DEAF, Inc. Walking Tall and Running StrongFebruary 18, 2014

Dear DEAF, Inc. Friends, Board Members, and Supporters:

Are you a Boston Globe Subscriber?

If so, have you received your GRANT program check that can be used to support non-profits? If you have received your “silver envelope check,” please consider sending yours in to benefit DEAF, Inc.
If you're a Boston Globe newspaper or subscriber, you can help DEAF, Inc. earn free advertising in the Globe. This valuable exposure can help us promote our special places, programs, and events to a whole new audience.

How it works:

1.  Watch for a silver envelope from the Boston Globe GRANT (Globe Readers and Nonprofits Together) program in your mailbox.

2.  Pull out the Globe Grant "check" which looks like the picture on the top right:

3.  Fill out the voucher. Where it asks for the "Name of the Certified 501(c)(3)" please write in: DEAF, Inc., 215 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134.

4.  Send it back to the Globe in the envelope provided by March 1, 2014.

It's as easy as that. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to a friend. Thank you so much!

NOTE: If you did not use your Silver Envelope and you no longer have one, you can contact the Globe directly and request a new envelope. Contact: | 617-929-3198

Warm regards,
Thomas Keydel, Board Chair
DEAF, Inc. Offices - (617) 254-4041

Announcing New DEAF, Inc. Board Members for 2014


We are proud to introduce DEAF, Inc.’s 2014 Board of Directors: returning Board members are Tom Keydel, President; Kendra Timko-Hochkeppel, Vice-President; John Medeiros, Treasurer; Diana Goldfarb, Clerk; Michael Gardener, Esq.; Kelly Kim; Nigel Long, Esq.; Kerry Thompson; and Lu Traina. We are thrilled to welcome new members; Elaine Coughlan-Gifford and Mia Tavan. We thank Rob Christian and Eveleen Cunningham who left the Board at the end 2013. Join us in welcoming our newest Board members.

Elaine GiffordElaine Gifford

Mia Tavan
Mia Tavan

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Supports DEAF, Inc.’s Healthy Lifestyles for Older Deaf Adults

Tufts Health Plan Foundation logoDecember 11, 2013 -The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is partnering with Project HOPE to improve the lives of older Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened adults in our community. A generous award from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation will provide funding for outreach and health and fitness workshop for older Deaf adults. As a result of the funding, seniors can look forward to informational field trips, for example, to local farmers markets. We are excited to continue to work with the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to ensure older Deaf adults lead vibrant and healthy lives.

Celebrating Another Successful Year at the FY13 Annual Community Meeting

click to open PDFDecember 10, 2013 - On Monday, December 9, DEAF, Inc. hosted our 2013 Annual Community Meeting to present highlights of our Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). Lu Traina discussed the status of our Strategic Planning project. Community member, Nina Livingstone shared her moving story about overcoming her fears and reclaiming her independence through DBCAN’s Provider services, in particular, Linda Burns. Members of the community were recognized for outstanding achievements. Sandra Bass received the Staff of the Year Award for her dedication, compassion, and for providing as a role model to the community and staff alike. Pauline Raiche was recognized for her 15 year commitment as a staff member serving the Southeast area from our New Bedford office and the Deaf community in general. Board Vice President Kendra Timko-Hochkeppel was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her tireless, enthusiastic service to DEAF, Inc. Kendra’s next big project is to co-chair with Sarah Worley (ASL student and friend of DEAF, Inc.) an ambitious capital campaign to fund a formal ASL studies program. Finally, John Pirone was recognized for his outstanding dedication and leadership in the Deaf community. Hands waving for all award winners and for DEAF, Inc. staff and volunteers, all of whom made FY13 a great year. DEAF, Inc. thanks the local businesses that donated refreshments and prizes to support our annual meeting: Bertucci’s, Redbones BBQ, Sichuan Gourmet, Starbucks, Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s. Please show them that you appreciate their support. If you missed the Annual Community Meeting, you can read our Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report online.

Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund Awards DEAF, Inc. Project HOPE

December 4, 2013 - The Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund supports Project HOPE’s health outreach, education, and medical case management services. Funding from the Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund will help us expand our medical case management outreach to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened seniors. It will also enable us work with health and medical providers to improve their communication access and cultural sensitivity in their health care services.

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