Filled with Gratitude

I want to thank you, our donors and friends, for your incredible support on the Big Day of Giving on May 6th.  We far exceeded our goal of $17,000! Thanks to your generosity, we raised nearly $48,000 that will enable hundreds of people living with vision loss to receive services from Society for the Blind so they can get back to work.

We were fortunate to receive an anonymous gift of $25,000 – a shining example of the generosity of the people in the Sacramento region. In fact, this year’s Big Day of Giving raised $13M dollars for area nonprofits – a record amount! 

As we prepare to resume in-person classes, these funds will help us renovate classrooms, install additional PPE and expand our employment services program. We want to make sure that people who are blind or have low vision are able to compete for and attain employment. We are truly grateful to each and every one of you for your support.

Speaking of gratitude, I want to acknowledge Pat Duffy, Director of our Senior Programs. At the end of this month, he is heading off into retirement. Pat has worn many hats during his 11-year tenure at Society for the Blind. Under his leadership, the Senior IMPACT Project has grown and become a model program in the state. In addition, Pat has played a key role in keeping our building in tip-top shape. More than anything, Pat exemplifies what it is to lead with integrity and to stay focused on those we serve. 

Thank YOU, Pat, for your incredible contributions to Society for the Blind. We wish you much happiness in your retirement!

The future of the Senior IMPACT Project is in very capable hands. I am pleased to share that Priscilla Yeung has been promoted to Manager of Senior Programs and Shane Snyder has been promoted to Director of Senior Programs. He also serves as the Director of our Core Program and Access News Telephone Reader Program.

As we look forward to re-opening our doors, I hope you know we have so much gratitude for you and the support you give to Society for the Blind.