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Join the Legacy: Your Gift Can Shape the Future

This Holiday, Make a Lasting Impact at Guiding Eyes

Kathleen O'Reilly, Planned Giving, with yellow Lab guide dog in harness stands near nature path gazebo smiling in long black dress

As the season of giving approaches, there is so much to be grateful for; I feel fortunate to have joined the incredible team at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, as your Planned Giving Officer. We share a common vision: a vision of a world where everyone has access to the freedom, independence, and companionship a guide dog brings.

But we can’t do it without you. Today, I invite you to consider an additional way to contribute: by leaving a legacy.

What does leaving a legacy at Guiding Eyes mean? A legacy means including Guiding Eyes in your estate or financial plans, making a lasting gift that extends beyond your lifetime. Our guide dogs change lives — and your legacy gift can too, guiding the blind and visually impaired towards a future full of potential and possibilities.

yellow guide dog walks with male handler in winter on walkway through snowI invite you to join other supporters who have chosen to leave a legacy, and become part of an extraordinary group of individuals dedicated to advancing the Guiding Eyes mission for years to come. Many of our supporters give stock, grant from Donor Advised funds, or make a Qualified Charitable Distribution, all of which are more “tax-smart” than giving cash.

Whether you choose to give now, plan for the future, or both, please know that your contribution makes a difference. It offers not only the gift of sight, but also the gift of independence, mobility, and companionship to those who need it most.

Puppy Tigger in black bow tie and red Santa hat poses by the treePlease consider leaving a legacy this holiday season. Your gift ensures that Guiding Eyes for the Blind can continue to provide life-changing guide dogs to those in need, for years to come. I’d be happy to discuss our many opportunities to make a difference; you can reach me at (914) 243-4355 or, or visit

Thank you for your continued support, and for considering this special way to give. We are grateful for your commitment to our mission and to the individuals we serve.

Wishing you a season full of warmth and joy!

Kathleen O’Reilly

Planned Giving Officer
Guiding Eyes for the Blind