35th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

You are cordially invited to Guide Dogs of America’s 35th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet to celebrate our 67th anniversary and honor the 2015 recipients of The Gift of Sight Award:

  • Mr. Robert Roach, Jr. – General Secretary-Treasurer IAM&AW
  • Mr. John Granger II – Graystone Consulting


Graduating Class #389

Monday, July 13th, 2015


2015 Holiday Cards

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

5th Annual Holiday Card

Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time (and the photos) to enter the fifth-annual Holiday Card Contest. We loved them all and it was a very difficult task to select just one!

Perfect Addition

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Families share stories about the difference a guide dog makes in their loved one’s life

For many of our students, stepping away from their day-to-day life for 28 days to train with a new guide dog and live on the Guide Dogs of America campus also means leaving behind loved ones during that time. Like the students, their loved ones are filled with anticipation of what life will hold for the new team when they return home. This is especially true of graduates and their family members who are experiencing, for the first time, the newfound freedom, independence, mobility and confidence that having a guide dog adds to the life of a blind person.

Donor Spotlight – John and Lin Riggs

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Newlyweds That Began Their Life Together by Giving to GDA Continue Legacy

Lin Riggs and her pet dogIt was the late 1980s, and newly married John and Lin Riggs were making some of their first decisions as a couple. When it came time for him to designate a charity under the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which would deduct a contribution from each of his paychecks to the charity of his choosing, Riggs consulted his wife.

Ride For Guides is May 17!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Come join us for everyone’s favorite motorcycle ride of the year!

Harley Davidson Raffle 2015

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Win this Custom Harley

2015 Harley Davidson
FLHR Road King
Customized by Legends Vintage Motorcycles

Donor Spotlight – Mark & Sharon Winters

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A Lunchtime Friendship Turns into a Lifetime of Support

Mark Winters had a question for the blind woman with the guide dog who ran the cafeteria and served as cashier at the county building where he worked. It wasn’t about how she totaled the menu items and made change. Winters wanted to know how it was that her clothes were always so well matched. The question turned into a conversation. Winters went home and told his wife, Sharon, that she needed to meet this woman. It was the beginning of a friendship that, for this trio, continues more than 20 years later.

From Cane to Canine

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

It’s time to get a guide dog when…

For many of GDA’s graduates, there was an “aha moment” when they knew it was time to take the next step toward greater mobility and independence — making the switch from a white cane to a guide dog. Here, we share stories of three of our graduates about when they knew the time had come and the difference that having a guide dog has made for them in their lives.

Graduating Class #388

Friday, April 24th, 2015


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