Sponsoring a Guiding Eyes graduation is a great way to honor someone or raise awareness of your company while furthering Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s work to pair exceptional guide dogs with people with vision loss. There are three sponsorships available per graduation:

Guide sponsor | $ 2,500

By becoming a Guide sponsor, you cover the costs of the harnesses for the class. The harness is the integral connection between the handler and the guide dog. It is through the harness that the handler gets direction moving forward, turning and stopping.

Includes:

  • Sponsorship message (150 characters, approximately 20 words) listed on the website and on the graduation slideshow
  • Ability to say a few words to the audience from the podium (2 minutes)
  • Reserved seating at graduation
  • Lunch and tour for up to 6 guests
  • A framed photo of the graduating class
  • Program and bios of the graduating class

 

Training Sponsorship| $1,000

By becoming a Training sponsor, you sponsor one week of training for one guide dog. During the six months of formal harness training, the Guiding Eyes instructor teaches the future guide dog skills such as leading, turning, and stopping at curbs, in preparation for being matched with a person who is blind or visually impaired.

Includes:

  • Sponsorship message (150 characters, approximately 20 words) listed on website and on the graduation slideshow
  • Sponsorship announced from the podium
  • Reserved seating at graduation
  • Lunch and tour for up to 4 guests
  • A framed photo of the graduating class
  • Program and bios of the graduating class

 

Puppy Sponsorship | $500

Your $500 sponsorship starts the next generation of guide dogs off on the right paw by providing nutrition for a litter of puppies for 10 weeks as they grow and learn about the world around them.

Includes:

  • Sponsorship message (150 characters, approximately 20 words) on the website, the slideshow, and announced at graduation.
  • Lunch and tour for up to 2 guests
  • Program and bios of the graduating class

Special Message | $250

Up to 4 special messages available per graduation

Share a special message on our graduation slideshow and website while supporting the mission of Guiding Eyes.

Includes:

  • Special message (150 characters, approximately 20 words) listed on the website and on the graduation slideshow
  • Program and bios of graduating class

To learn more, or to arrange for sponsorship, please contact Rebekah Cross, Special Gifts Officer: rcross@guidingeyes.org | 914-243-2211

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