Pamela Tate Elected to Serve on Executive Committee
Smithtown, N.Y. (July 21, 2020)
– The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Pamela Tate of Chicago, IL, to serve on the executive
committee of the boards of directors. The executive committee oversees each board, providing counsel and oversight to advance the organizations’ missions to provide guide and service dogs and training – free of charge – to people who are blind or have low vision, and to those who have served our country honorably. Members of the boards of directors develop strategies and policies as well as ensuring proper resources are available to carry out its mission, monitor the finances of the organizations, their programs, and performance.
Pamela Tate is a former president and CEO for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. She is recognized for her work within the higher education, public, and private sectors to make it easier for adults to get the education and training they need to succeed and remain employable. She is also known for helping colleges and universities develop Prior Learning Assessment programs and improve the quality of their services for working learners.
“Pamela has played an integral role on our board and I’m thrilled to have her join our executive committee,” said John Miller, president and CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs. “Tate has brought a wealth of experience and expertise in her field to our organizations and has embraced our mission to assist individuals with disabilities. With her strong background in leadership, Pamela will be an asset on our executive committee as we further our missions.”
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs boards of directors comprise volunteer leaders from the medical, business, academic, and military and veteran communities. Members of the boards of directors set strategic direction and policy, and help raise awareness of the organizations’ services.
About the Guide Dog Foundation
For more than 70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. (www.GuideDog.org), has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs. The Guide Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving clients from across the United States and Canada. The Foundation relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to serve people with disabilities. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but the Guide Dog Foundation provides its services completely free of charge to the individual. Its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, trains and provides guide, service, and hearing dogs for disabled veterans and first responders. The Guide Dog Foundation was the first assistance dog school in the United States to be accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
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About America’s VetDogs
Since 2003, America’s VetDogs (www.VetDogs.org) has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to veterans with disabilities from all eras. In 2015, VetDogs opened its programs to first responders, including fire, police, and emergency medical personnel. America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation and serves clients from across the United States. VetDogs relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to help those who have served our country live with dignity and independence. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides its services completely free of charge to the individual. America’s VetDogs has been accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.