Supporting ASLTA’s Work

ASLTA deeply appreciates the financial support of our friends, allies, and partners who value of ASL education and recognize the role ASLTA has in advocating for and expanding access to ASL around the country. Any financial support is gratefully and warmly accepted. As ASLTA does not have a physical office, in-kind donations of materials or supplies cannot be accepted at this time. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you are considering supporting ASLTA, you may choose to have your donation be directed to one of the four restricted long-term funds or to ASLTA’s general budget for immediate use. Please review each option below, and know that your donation is much appreciated.

To discuss a major gift or ask questions about donations, please click here to contact the ASLTA Treasurer. 

Donate to ASLTA

You may make an online gift and receive a receipt immediately, or send a check to:

P.O. Box 64801
Rochester, NY 14624

When making your gift, please specify that your donation be directed to one of the following funds (otherwise general donation will be selected):

  • General donation (for immediate use)
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • L1 Initiatives
  • LF2
  • Riggs

Thank You to Our Donors!

Gifts between 9/1/19 – 8/31/20

AmazonSmile Foundation
Anonymous #1
Anonymous #2
Capital High School
Glenna Ashton
Linda Bozeman
Brandy Cabe / Taylor High School
Amy Crumrine / Watkins Mill High School
Tommy Jones
Network for Good
Olympia High School
Jason E. Zinza

Current Restricted Fund Balances

Click Below for More Information on ASLTA’s Restricted Funds

ASLTA’s newest fund is dedicated to growing, nurturing, and developing the diversity of the ASL education field by making ASLTA a place that fosters a true sense of belonging for everybody. Fund use may include, but is not limited to:

  • Expanding the number of BIPOC, LGBTQI, and historically under-represented individuals obtaining ASLTA certification;
  • Providing scholarships for ASLTA conferences for marginalized community members;
  • Engaging social justice training and opportunities for ASLTA members;
  • Providing financial assistance to pursue ASLTA certification.

RESTRICTION: Fund use cannot fall below 50% of the total fund value at any given time.

The L1 Initiatives Fund support projects that benefit Deaf children learning ASL as a native language. The fund was established by Timothy “Timo” Owens (1956-2015), ASLTA President and a staunch advocate for Deaf children’s language and social development.

RESTRICTION: Funds may not be disbursed until the account balance reaches $10,000.00.

The LF2 Fund supports leadership training and development. Named in honor of Lawrence Fleischer (1945-2009) and Laurence Forestal (1939-2011), who served ASLTA tirelessly for many years.

RESTRICTION: Funds may not be disbursed until the account balance reaches $10,000.00.

The Riggs fund supports state-level ASLTA chapters. The fund is in honor of Thomas Riggs (1953-2009), a longtime advocate for local ASLTA chapters and former Chapter Affiliation Director for many years.

RESTRICTION: Funds may not be disbursed until the account balance reaches $10,000.00.