Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight

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.

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.

Donor Profile – Lucille & Eugene Peters

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

When Eugene and Lucille Peters began to research a cause to name in their trust, two things led them to Guide Dogs of America: their mutual love of dogs and Lucille’s decades-old memory of her co-worker, whose son was blind.

Donor Spotlight – S. Mark Taper Foundation

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Guide Dogs of America is honored to announce that the S. Mark Taper Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant in support of our program that provides professionally trained guide dogs and instruction in their use free of charge to blind and visually impaired men and women. The generous grant will support Guide Dogs of America in our goal to graduate at least 50 guide dog teams – as our guide dog recipients and their new guide dogs are known – in 2015.

Donor Spotlight – Chuck And Debbie Dudley

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A chance meeting leads to a gift that lasts beyond a lifetime

It was the well-behaved puppy wearing a yellow Guide Dogs of America puppy-in-training jacket that caught the attention of Chuck and Debbie Dudley at a friend’s party. The couple struck up a conversation with the woman who was raising the puppy for GDA, and the lifelong dog lovers had made a new friend. It was this chance meeting that led to the Dudley’s becoming donors in 2001 and, since 2009, GDA Partners in Trust.

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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