Mastercard’s Continuing Support

a wet yellow Lab is bathed in a standing tub by 3 volunteersFinancial Services Company, Mastercard, upholds a commitment to “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Guiding Eyes was the beneficiary of that philosophy recently when Mastercard was one of the corporate sponsors for our September WAGATHON fundraiser. Their sponsorship culminated October 25th in a volunteer day on our Yorktown campus, as employees from Mastercard hailing from around the world, brought their enthusiasm and desire to make a difference by rolling up their sleeves together.

The day began with coffee and cute puppies. Appreciative Guiding Eyes staff mingled with the visitors, who paused for an occasional photo with a cuddly pup. The group was welcomed by Guiding Eyes President and CEO, Thomas Panek and Director of Donor Relations, Rebekah Cross. The day’s activities involved everything from crate building and painting to dog baths and treat preparation.

We are grateful to Mastercard for their continuing support of our mission and thank Guiding Eyes Board Member Sue Kelsey, Executive Vice President, Global Segments Lead, Data & Services, and Guiding Eyes volunteer Greg Boosin, Executive Vice President, Product and B2B Marketing, for their dedication and coordination of their teams.  

Mastercard employees pose for group photo with Rebekah Cross at Yorktown campus
Mastercard employees making a difference at Guiding Eyes in Yorktown

Interested in making a paws-itive difference? By joining the many companies that have become corporate partners, your organization can advance its corporate social responsibility goals and demonstrate its commitment to diversity and inclusion while making a life-changing impact for people with vision loss. Contact Rebekah Cross at to learn more.

Did you know many companies like Mastercard also match the charitable donations of employees? Your donation to Guiding Eyes could make twice the impact on our ground-breaking and life-changing work. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company matches gifts – it’s simple and convenient. You can also visit our Workplace Giving page to learn more about how you and your company can get involved.