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


March 15, 2018 – Ride for Mallory – New York, NY

The Mallory Wesibrod Foundation is hosting this cycle event to be held at Cys Studios in Hells Kitchen located at 700 8th Avenue at 4:00 p.m. The cost to ride is $35 or more. If you have any questions, please email Marissa at Marissa.j.simon@gmail.com.


April 21, 2018 – Petals for Paws - Smithtown, New York

M&C Adventures is hosting this special event again this year. Participants last year had a blast. The event will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Brush Barn located at the Smithtown Historical Society’s campus.  A professional florist will instruct participants on flower arranging. Wine tasting as well many great raffles will be there too.  Click HERE to download flyer.

April 22, 2018 – Spring Benefit – Centre Island, New York

Come meet Sy Lederman (graduate who served in WWII) and his guide dog Merlot, at this Oyster Bay Lion’s Club event to be held at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $100. To purchase a ticket, please call Doug at 516-965-2086. This year’s event is focused on the Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs and other worthy causes. 


June 2 – 3, 2018 – 2nd Annual Dock Diving Pet Expo and Fundraiser – Peconic, New York

Visit the Greenport Harbor Brewery for Dock Diving Weekend!  Festivities are taking place between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Registration for participants will be active soon.  Sponsorship and vendor applications are currently available.  Proceeds from the weekend event will benefit the Guide Dog Foundation. For additional information, click here.

Special Promotions

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Third Party Fundraising

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.

Swannee Nardandrea - $16,002.25 
Rick Hartmann - $15,000.00 
PrimeLending - $13,869.53 
Robert F. Oechsner - $13,180.00