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April 5, 2007

Sorenson Legacy Foundation Gives Additional $1 Million to Gallaudet University for James Lee Sorenson Language and Communication Center

From: American Digital Networks (press release) - Annapolis,MD,USA - Apr 5, 2007

WASHINGTON & SALT LAKE CITY-(Business Wire)-April 5, 2007 - Yesterday at the groundbreaking for Gallaudet University's James Lee Sorenson Language and Communication Center, James Lee Sorenson announced the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has donated an additional $1 million to the university to help complete its new academic research facility. This additional contribution brings to $4 million the total amount the foundation has contributed to Gallaudet University to develop a center devoted to deaf people's language, culture, history and community.

Gallaudet University, the world's premier institution for higher education of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, launched a $28 million campaign in January 2004 to construct the language and communication center, now named after James Lee Sorenson. Sorenson is a nationally recognized business leader and entrepreneur who helped develop several new industry categories in today's business world and is the founder of Sorenson Communications, one of the leading providers of communication services for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

In addition, Sorenson is on the board of directors of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, which is a charitable organization established by the James LeVoy Sorenson family to promote altruistic and philanthropic endeavors. James LeVoy Sorenson, James Lee's father, is one of America's top biotechnology pioneers, having invented many medical devices that today are standard equipment in operating rooms and intensive care units, including the first computerized heart monitor.

The James Lee Sorenson Language and Communication Center, which is intended to promote academic collaboration, visu-centric design, research and teaching, is scheduled for completion in March 2008. "There is no other educational institution like Gallaudet University," said James Lee Sorenson, "and we are delighted to help bring to fruition the university's idea for a new type of learning center. It will be a place where people who happen to be deaf or hard-of-hearing can come to learn, to dream of great goals, and to begin to accomplish them."

About Sorenson Legacy Foundation

The Sorenson Legacy Foundation is a non-profit corporation established by the James LeVoy Sorenson Family for the exclusive purpose of promoting charitable, religious, educational, literary, and scientific endeavors. The Foundation is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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