News & Events
February 11th, 2015: Alice and Olivia of Greenwich will donate 10% of all sales made between noon and 2pm to Guiding Eyes.
March 3, 2015: We’ll hold our 2nd annual wine tasting benefit, The Refined Palate of the Blind Sommelier, from 4:30 – 6:30pm at Pistache French Bistro, 101 North Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Attendees will join renowned sommelier and Guiding Eyes graduate Amy Dixon, accompanied by Guiding Eyes dog Elvis, for a unique paired wine and hors d’oeuvres tasting experience.
Tickets for The Refined Palate of the Blind Sommelier start at $100. Premium tickets are available for $150 and include a bottle of wine hand-selected by Dixon. Seating is limited and reservations are required by February 26th. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Erica Stanzione at 914-243-2238 or email@example.com.
And don’t forget next year’s Golf Classic! The 38th Annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic will be held June 8, 2015 at Mount Kisco and Fairview Country Clubs. Visit the golf page to learn more. Be sure to register early for this always sold-out event; contact Erica Stanzione at 914.243.2238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A roundup of video clips starring the #TODAYpuppy – a future Guiding Eyes guide dog. Jan 19: Savannah Guthrie recaps how the pup spent his weekend at work and play. Jan 16: Saxon joins TODAY to tell us about how our new Puppy with a Purpose has been spending his time, pointing out that [...]
Exciting News: NBC’s TODAY will welcome a Guiding Eyes puppy onto the show on Wednesday, January 14th! The TODAY anchors and staff will join our puppy raising team in providing a variety of positive socialization experiences for this lucky future guide dog. Our pup will help Matt Lauer read breaking news and assist Al [...]
This year, Guiding Eyes provided 150 guide dogs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired and 12 service dogs to families with children with autism. We also supported more than 1,000 active guide and service dog users around the world. Your gifts allow our graduates to expand their horizons and achieve their goals. DONATE [...]
Thank you to the sponsors of this month’s graduation ceremony: We are grateful for Harold Skolnick’s generosity to sponsor the training of Guiding Eyes Baldwin. The parents of graduate Shari Gooter are proud to sponsor this graduation in honor of their daughter and her Guiding Eyes dogs – Hopper, Frisco, Gemma and Shari’s new dog, [...]
Thank you to the sponsors of this month’s graduation ceremony: Linda Connelly: Congratulations to all the new guide dog teams graduating today. I would like to thank Chevron Humankind for sponsoring this graduation on my behalf. I was inspired to become a Guiding Eyes volunteer in memory of my beloved golden retriever, Sandy. Embrace your [...]
Dear Friends: I am pleased to announce the challenge to raise $100,000 for the autism service dog program at Guiding Eyes for the Blind has been successful! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, and the special support of the Fontana family who received Heeling Autism dog Echo, the message to raise funds was embraced. [...]
The George T. Walker Charitable Fund of The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Challenge will help us raise $180,000 to support Pennsylvania residents who are blind or visually impaired. Funds raised will defray the expenses associated with providing a professionally trained Guiding Eyes dog to those who are blind as well as ongoing services available to [...]
Guiding Eyes has promoted Hopewell Junction resident Dr. Jody Sandler, DVM, to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Formerly the organization’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Sandler has been a Guiding Eyes team member since 1990. As COO, Dr. Sandler will oversee key operations at Guiding Eyes’ main campus in Yorktown Heights as well as at its [...]
Six service dogs graduated with new families today. They’ll head out into the world this week, joining the 55 service dogs who are actively working in families with children with autism. We marvel at the exponential impact these dogs will have in their new homes; they’ll help children and their parents, they will support siblings [...]
Volunteer brood and stud fosters provide homes for the extraordinary dogs in our breeding colony. These dogs are responsible for creating future generations of Guiding Eyes guide and service dogs. Learn more about fostering a brood or stud at our upcoming open house: Saturday, September 20th, 1:00 pm Guiding Eyes Canine Development Center 361 Route [...]
Thank you to the very special people supporting this month’s graduation: “The Bashaw Family is so proud to sponsor this graduation! We are honored to have been a part of the Guiding Eyes Family for over eighteen years. Good luck to all of the graduates, their new guide dogs and all of the wonderful adventures [...]
Thank you to the very special people supporting this month’s graduation: Sally Stokhamer, annual graduation sponsor. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Click here to view the July graduation online. Meet our Residential Graduates Ashley and Fuller Carly and Brinkley Abby and Kathy Mary Abby and Kylie Sarah and [...]
Thank you to the very special people supporting this month’s graduation: Betsy and Fred Rhines: “June is a big month for graduations! We are delighted to congratulate the men and women who have completed their training at the Guiding Eyes campus. We wish them well as they celebrate with their families and then leave to [...]
Hundreds of people have come through our doors over the past 12 months. Here are some of their stories. Since they met in July 2013, Sofia Gallo and Guiding Eyes guide dog Karleen have completed their freshman year at Princeton University. While the pretty black Lab slept through most of her handler’s political science classes, [...]
We were pleased to recently announce Cloud Star as our Official Training Treat Partner. Cloud Star treats are made in America with all natural ingredients – and our dogs absolutely love the taste. “From a nutritional standpoint, Cloud Star treats are perfect for our future guide and service dogs,” says Dr. Jody Sandler, Guiding Eyes [...]