Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the 2017 Helen Keller Achievement Awards! The American Foundation for the Blind is grateful to our sponsors and in-kind donors for their generous support of the 2017 Helen Keller Achievement Awards.


  • Chris Downey, Architect
  • Google
  • Netflix

The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved quality of life for people with disabilities.

June 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
J.W. Marriott Essex House New York
160 Central Park South
New York City

Proceeds from this stellar fundraising gala will enable us to continue to provide our vital programs and services that remove barriers, create opportunities, and expand possibilities for people with vision loss. Your generous support is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Past awardees include leaders from business such as Apple, AT&T, Comcast, and JPMorgan Chase, as well as giants from the performing arts including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Patty Duke.

AFB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.