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The Landon Family Honors Their Daughter's Memory with a $10,000 Donation to Clarke

Generous donation supports local children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and talk.

The Landon family of West Springfield, MA generously donated $10,000 to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. This contribution was part of the fourth annual “I Can Hear You Now” comedy fundraiser, dedicated to the memory of their daughter, late Tammy Jacobson-Landon, a beloved member of the Clarke team. 

Tammy was a strong supporter of Clarke’s mission. Clarke teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk. 

Tammy, who passed away in 2019 due to cancer, served as the Director of Foundation Relations at Clarke for nearly a decade and was passionate about the nonprofit’s mission. She played a pivotal role in securing funding that enabled more children who are deaf or hard of hearing to receive listening and spoken language services. 

In a touching tribute to Tammy’s legacy and with the aim of benefiting Clarke students, the Landon family established the “I Can Hear You Now” Fund. This year’s comedy fundraiser, which took place on October 7, featured three talented comedians and was a delightful evening filled with laughter.  

In November, the Landon family, including Tammy’s parents, Marcia and Bruce, as well as her sister, Tracey, and Tracey’s husband, Kevin, made a special visit to Clarke students to formally present the donation.  

“We think of Tammy often and are so inspired by her family’s thoughtful tribute,” said Judy Sexton, head of programs and schools and interim president at Clarke. “We are unbelievably grateful for their unwavering support, dedication and generosity.” 

To contribute to the Tammy Jacobson-Landon Scholarship Fund at Clarke, go to clarkeschools.org/donate and select the fund from the drop-down menu.

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