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Helen Keller Achievement Awards 2014


The American Foundation for the Blind cordially invites you to the 18th Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards
June 17, 2014

The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge extraordinary efforts and promote the achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved quality of life for all people with vision loss. Past awardees include business leaders from IBM, Cisco Systems, and Time Warner as well as giants from the performing arts including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Patty Duke (see sidebar for complete list of past recipients).

Proceeds from this stellar fundraising gala will enable the American Foundation for the Blind to continue to expand our vital programs and services. Your generous support is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Distinguished 2014 Helen Keller Achievement Award Recipients Include:

Mark Balsano, Executive Director, Compliance
Dr. Roman G. Rubio, Senior Group Medical Director and Head of Ophthalmology
Christine Ha
Winner of "MasterChef" Season 3

Master of Ceremonies

Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!

Honorary Chairs

J. W. Marriott, Jr.
Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board, Marriott International

Jose Feliciano
Grammy-Winning Musical Artist

Helen Keller Achievement Awards Benefit Committee

Donald A. Goldsmith, Co-Chair
Senior Partner, Private Wealth Services
Holland & Knight

Matthew Margo, Co-Chair
Senior Vice President, Program Practices
CBS Television

Hon. David A. Paterson, Co-Chair
Former Governor, New York State

Glen Weiss, Co-Chair
Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing
Vornado Realty Trust

Elcio Barcelos
VP, HR Print & Personal Systems, Americas
AFB Board of Trustees

Susan Diegelman
Director, Public Affairs

Susan Weidle
Retired Executive Director
Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
AFB Board of Trustees

Thomas Wlodkowski
Vice President, Accessibility
AFB Board of Trustees



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Hewlett Packard

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Cushman & Wakefield

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Amy P. Goldman Foundation

Amy P. Goldman Foundation


CBRE logo


CBS logo

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase and Co. logo

J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

J Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation logo

Newmark & Co.

Newmark and Co. logo


UPS logo

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. logo

Lead Supporters:

Alex Trebek

Cassidy Turley

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Collier's University Advocate

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CTIA-The Wireless Association®

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Google logo

Jones Lang LaSalle

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Vornado Realty Trust

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In-Kind Supporters:


Andrea Bocelli

Michael Bolton

Bridge Multimedia

CBS Television

José Feliciano

Flipper USB

Christine Ha

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

L'Occitane en Provence

Quinn Fable Advertising

For More Information, Contact:

Suzette Williams, Development Associate
American Foundation for the Blind
Two Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121
Tel: 212-502-7621

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