Special Events 

In addition, we are fortunate that many supporters, including individuals and civic and charitable organizations host special events for our benefit in which we receive a portion of the proceeds.  For more information about attending an event, being an event sponsor, or hosting an event to benefit the Foundation, please contact our Development Department at 631-930-9050 or e-mail info@guidedog.org.

Learn more about hosting a fundraiser of your own by clicking here.

Foundation Hosted Events

Logo for event. Click here to learn more.Dogs on the Catwalk - October 11, 2018

The Guide Dog Foundation is excited to announce the Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show in partnership with 'Master Pet Couturier' Anthony Rubio.  Dogs on a Catwalk is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Heritage at Bethpage, home of the legendary Bethpage Black PGA Golf Course.  The ticketed event will spotlight couture canine designs from Rubio's fall collection, modeled by his dogs, along with dogs from the Foundation guide and service dog programs.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Guide Dog Foundation's mission to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.  In addition to the fashion show, event guests will be treated to a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour, dinner, and a Guide Dog Foundation program graduate who will speak about their increased independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship with their new guide dog.  Invitation will be available in August.  Learn more!

Community Fundraising Events


February 2018 – June 2019 - Luxury Suite for Long Island Ducks Game

The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are committed to providing our special dogs free of charge to people across North America with disabilities.  Beginning February 2018 and running through June 2019, our goal is to raise $500,000 to change more lives through the partnership of a guide or service dog.  However, we can’t train and place these dogs on our own  – we need YOUR help!  You can provide life-changing guide and service dogs to those who need them by donating today. CLICK HERE to learn more.


September 19, 2018 – Raymour & Flanigan– Carle Place, New York

The Carle Place store located at 275 Glen Cove Road will be hosting an event highlighting the Guide Dog Foundation and their support of Dogs on the Catwalk, a canine couture fashion show. Come visit our table between the hours of 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to learn more about Dogs on the Catwalk, as well as volunteer opportunities at the Guide Dog Foundation. Food and music will be provided.

September 29, 2018 – Gift of Sight: Annual Awards Luncheon – Woodbury, New York

OSIA Gift of Sight is hosting their annual luncheon at Woodbury Country Club from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets to attend the luncheon are $70 per person. To view the reservation form, CLICK HERE. The Guide Dog Foundation will be accepting a check of $6,000 to name a puppy as part of the puppy sponsorship program.

Third Party Fundraising

Last fiscal year, the following individuals, service clubs, and corporations have hosted fundraisers raising $10,000 or more on behalf of the Guide Dog Foundation.  We are grateful for their efforts to support people with disabilities.

M&C Puppy Raising Adventures