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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

The American Foundation for the Blind Helen Keller Achievement Award Recipients

2014

AT&T
Genentech
Christine Ha, chef/author, winner of "MasterChef U.S." Season 3

2012

CBS Television Network
Delta Gamma Foundation
Rocco Fiorentino, musician and humanitarian
Donald A. Goldsmith, Sr. Partner, Private Wealth Services, Holland & Knight
Vornado Realty Trust

2010

Hewlett-Packard Company
HSBC North America
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Rachael Scdoris, professional sled dog racer

2008

IBM Corporation
L'OCCITANE en Provence
Stephen G. Marriott, Executive Vice President, Culture, Marriott International, Inc.

2007

The Honorable David A. Paterson, Lieutenant Governor of New York
Wells Fargo & Company
Whirlpool Corporation

2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Bernard A. Newcomb, Co-founder, E*Trade Financial Corporation
Standard Chartered Bank
The Honorable John E. Sununu, United States Senator, New Hampshire

2005

The Blind Boys of Alabama, Grammy-winning gospel music artists
Merrill Lynch
National Financial Partners

2004

José Feliciano, Grammy-winning musical artist
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Time Warner Book Group

2003

Jermane Mayberry, athlete, Philadelphia Eagles
Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc.
Verizon Communications
Erik Weihenmayer, mountaineer and author

2002

American International Group, Inc.
General Motors Corporation
Ronnie Milsap, Grammy-winning country music artist
Sun Microsystems

2001

Citigroup Inc.
Patty Duke, Oscar-winning actress
The Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Representative Fifth District-Georgia
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Marla Runyan,Olympic athlete

2000

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc.
Diane Schuur, Grammy-winning jazz artist

1999

BellSouth Corporation
Barbara Bush, Founder, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Merck & Co.
Theater By The Blind, New York City-based repertory theater company

1998

Marcus Roberts, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist
3M Company
Time-Warner, Inc.
Toy Manufacturers of America

1997

AT&T
Tom Sullivan, singer, actor, author, humanitarian
United Parcel Service

1996

McDonald's Corporation
Stevie Wonder, Grammy-winning musical artist
Xerox Corporation

1995

Bank of America
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
George Shearing, OBE, Grammy-winning jazz pianist

1994

The General Electric Company
Marriott International, Inc.
The New York Times Company
Ray Charles, Grammy-winning musical artist

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