Honoring Those Who Inspire - Tribute Wall

This virtual tribute wall was created to honor and memorialize the accomplishments, experiences and stories of those who are blind or visually impaired. To learn more about this program, please contact Jennifer Gisler, Chief Growth Officer at (631) 930-9057 Jennifer.Gisler@GuideDog.org

JoAnn Roberto Luongo DeNapoli 

JoAnn DeNapoli Charitable Foundation, Inc. was organized and funded under the Will of Giovanna (JoAnn) Roberto Luongo DeNapoli.  Mrs. DeNapoli's family were the owners of the Luongo Vegetable Farm in Winchester, MA.  Mrs. DeNapoli's Will made specific charitable bequests benefiting hospitals and homes for children; Catholic charities; dog shelter organizations; organizations for veterans and the blind; and other charities.

Sean Singh 

Image of Mr. SignhThe Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has had long standing relationships with many Lions Clubs.  We would like to thank the Mineola Lions Club for supporting our most recent sponsorship opportunity “Honoring Those Who Inspire” which allows a donor to Honor or memorialize the accomplishments, experiences and stories of those who are blind or visually impaired, an advocate for individuals with disabilities or an assistance dogs or a team by showing the world that we “we support them.”
Through their sponsorship they chose to memorialize Sean Singh who was a beloved member of NYS’ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Board of Directors, Health & Business Alliance and Mineola Lions Club.  Sean Singh was a 3x award winner for the best Elder Care Services of North Shore reaffirming his immeasurable dedication and support to those in need.
Thank you to Sean Singh for his incredible community service and to the Mineola Lions Club for honoring his memory.

Dr. Marian V. Sowa 

Photo of Dr. Sowa.For more than 20 years, Dr. Marian V. Sowa was an avid sponsor of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. A long-time Los Alamitos, California, resident, Dr. Sowa was a neurologist and retired after 30 years of practice at the Long Beach VA Healthcare System, where she established an epilepsy clinic for veterans. She was also an artist, musician, traveler, and lover of dogs. 

A new guide dog team has been sponsored in accordance with her wishes and in her memory by Dr. Sowa’s sister, Constance Nemec. Thanks to Dr. Sowa’s generosity, this new team will have the freedom to experience the world on their own terms – to live without boundaries.