2016 Lighthouse Guild LightYears Gala



Lighthouse Guild presents its Annual Gala


Monday, November 21, 2016
Mandarin Oriental, New York

The Lighthouse Guild LightYears Gala salutes individuals and organizations whose vision and philanthropic spirit transform lives. This year’s award winners represent the tradition of excellence embodied by previous Lighthouse Guild Honorees.

Please Join
Gala Chairs

James M. Dubin
Chairman, Board of Directors, Lighthouse Guild


Dennis B. Sprung
President and Chief Executive Offi cer, American Kennel Club
Member, Board of Directors, Lighthouse Guild

to honor

Marios Damianides
Advisory Partner and Cyber Security Practice Lead, Ernst & Young LLP
Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Lighthouse Guild

Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs
for its Work Training Guide Dogs for The Blind
and Service Animals for our Armed Forces Veterans


Recognizing Directors Emeriti
Jane G. Rittmaster and Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD

Monday, November 21, 2016
6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:30 pm Dinner
Black Tie

Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, New York City

For reservations or information, please call 646-874-8445 or email events@lighthouseguild.org

The 2016 Lighthouse Guild LightYears Gala will be hosted by Dylan Dreyer of NBC’s TODAY. Special Guests will include Charlie, NBC’s “Puppy with a Purpose”, featured on TODAY, and his puppy raiser, Olivia Poff, a guide dog mobility instructor for the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs.

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. Through the integration of vision and healthcare services and the expansion of access through education and community outreach, our innovative and comprehensive approach helps people achieve and maintain the highest possible level of function and independence.