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GDA Announces New Director of Programs

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

After an extensive search and numerous interviews, Dale Hartford, president of Guide Dogs of America (GDA), has appointed Yvonne Martin as the new Director of Programs with all of the duties and responsibilities of those formerly held by retired Director of Programs Chuck Jordan. This includes overseeing each facet of the school’s programs.
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A Goodbye Wag of the Tail to Chuck Jordan

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

GDA Director of Programs Chuck Jordan retired in July. Jordan, who worked at the school for nearly 14 years, first joined GDA in 1995 as Licensed Instructor and was promoted to Manager of the Training Staff in 1999, a position he held until 2002. In 2007, Jordan returned to GDA and has been his current position since then.
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Saturday Obedience Class @ Guide Dogs of America

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Saturday obedience class will resume on September 20th, October 18th and November 15th. Please park in the parking lot of the Church of the Foothills next to GDA.

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Saturday Obedience Class @ Guide Dogs of America

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Saturday obedience class will resume on September 20th, October 18th and November 15th. Please park in the parking lot of the Church of the Foothills next to GDA.

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Saturday Obedience Class @ Guide Dogs of America

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Saturday obedience class will resume on September 20th, October 18th and November 15th. Please park in the parking lot of the Church of the Foothills next to GDA.

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Children: Pennies for Puppies

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Golden Lab Puppy wearing a GDA bibGuide Dogs of America (GDA) has created a program for children of all ages to help us raise the funds needed to provide guide dogs free of charge to blind men and women across the United States and Canada. Our school is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations from companies, private parties, and schools and organizations.
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Graduating Class #384

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Class #384 graduated on July 13, 2014!
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2014 Holiday Cards

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Send a message of “Faith, Hope, Peace and Love” this holiday season.
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Donor Profile – Susan De Antonio

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Susan De Antonio first became aware of Guide Dogs of America when her Soroptimist Club chose a member of their community to help under the club’s programs of service. Kenny Brown had lost his sight due to Multiple Sclerosis. He wanted to graduate with a guide dog so he could return to school and take computer science classes. The group spent a year raising the funds to sponsor a dog in Brown’s honor. (Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs free of charge to blind individuals, but the group wanted to contribute to the school as its thank you for giving Brown his dog.)
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Bids On Travel And Treasures Benefit GDA!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in GDA’s Annual Online Silent Auction. Guide Dogs of America is grateful to our community – all of our bidders, all of our generous donors, and all of our dedicated volunteers, puppy-raising families, and supporters!

Visit the auction site and bid from June 5 through June 15 at 6 p.m. PST. We have exciting travel and sports packages up for bid online and many treasures, including the impeccable GDA pendant pictured, handcrafted in 14 karat yellow gold and natural black onyx by Warren Marriott, Master Goldsmith (and a GDA volunteer puppy raiser).
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