AFB 100. Inclusion knows no limits.

We've been changing the world for 100 years—be part of what the future holds!

Since 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind has been at the forefront of creating a more inclusive world for people who are blind or visually impaired—a world of no limits, where everyone is free to pursue their dreams of education, employment, and a life well and fully lived.

How We’re Celebrating

Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration: Join us in a conversation with MasterChef winner, cookbook author, and restaurateur Christine Ha; entrepreneur and wine expert Dr. Hoby Wedler; and jazz pianist and composer Marcus Roberts as they discuss food, wine, music, creativity, and pursuing your dreams. Attendees can join in by creating dishes from a special menu written by Ha, sharing a glass of wine from a list created by Wedler, and discovering new music from a song list curated by Roberts. Russell Shaffer, Senior Director – Global Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Walmart Inc, and former chair of the AFB board, will host this celebration of the senses, community, and the power of inclusion. February 11, 2021.

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The Art of Inclusion: AFB100 Concert & Celebration: Join us March 4 for a virtual gala with co-hosts Haben Girma, author of the best-selling memoir Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, and American Foundation for the Blind President and CEO Kirk Adams. Featuring music from Grammy-nominated artists Amadou & Mariam, Marcus Roberts, American jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker, and students from the New York Institute of Special Education, this special event is designed to spark joy, celebrate historical milestones, and energize the public around AFB’s mission and vision for an inclusive and accessible world.

Centennial Conversations: We will continue the celebration with a series of curated webinars focused on the most pressing issues and topics affecting the blind and low vision communities, pairing prominent speakers with younger voices.

  • Blind and Visually Impaired Women in Leadership—March 25, 2021
  • The Inclusive Power of Music—April 22, 2021
  • Gratitude, Courage, and Joy—May 27, 2021
  • Inclusion, Intersectionality, and the Future of Work—June 24, 2021
  • Making Money Work: Including Disability in the Financial Equation—July 22, 2021

How You Can Partner With Us

Consider a sponsorship that will allow us to share our virtual gala and webinars with as wide an audience as possible and provide us with general operating support to meet our mission of creating a world of no limits for individuals who are blind or low vision.

If you are interested in working with us to create a future of no limits, please contact Amanda Kolling, Senior Engagement and Brand Manager at akolling@afb.org to discuss sponsorship options.