Diane Gittlen

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

Support Our Student Dorm Renovation Project In 2018, Guide Dogs of America underwent much-needed renovations of our student dormitory and administration building. We reconfigured the inside architecture to create more inviting and collaborative workspaces, added four bedrooms to allow for … Read more

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Team Jirby: Viva Las Vegas!

Recently Kirby and I made a trip to Las Vegas to visit family.  Seeing the family was fun and of course they loved meeting Kirby, but the best part was how excited Kirby and I were about experiencing this adventure … Read more

Experience “Dinner in the Dark”

“Join us for an “eye-opening” evening at our “Dinner in the Dark” and Wine Tasting. Guests will experience dining while blindfolded and gain an awareness of some challenges faced by people who are blind or visually-impaired. You may also purchase … Read more

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“Doggie in the Window” Quilt

Thank you to all who contributed to the Annual GDA Quilt Raffle! The winner is Juliana Bates from Sandy Spring, Maryland. This year’s quilt was handcrafted by “The Orange County Quilters Guild”, and Maryann Hertel. The Orange County Quilters crafted and … Read more

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GDA’s Annual Fund-a-Need Campaign Kicks-Off!

GDA’s annual Fund-a-Need campaign kicks-off on November 27 and will run through December 31 with BiddingForGood. Every year we run this campaign, and every year you respond with incredible generosity that helps us improve the lives of people who are visually impaired. Our … Read more

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Can I Raise a Guide Dog Puppy?

My goal was unique – I wanted to be a Guide Dogs of America puppy raiser!  If you ask the average 7 year old what they want to be when they grow up you’ll probably get a variety of answers. … Read more

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Tom Olzak’s GDA Story

Tom Olzak was first introduced to Guide Dogs of America (GDA) at a California Council for the Blind convention in 2004. It was there that a GDA instructor offered Tom to take one of our guide dogs for a test … Read more