Events are back! We gathered together for our 2022 Appreciation Breakfast to celebrate the generosity and support of our community.

In closing out a terrific year, The Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation was thrilled to celebrate our wonderful supporters with our Donor Appreciation Breakfast, sponsored by Boeing and Bank of America. The historic Sunset Club glowed brightly with holiday cheer as donors, volunteers and Lighthouse staff came together to enjoy a delicious breakfast and celebrate the tremendous impact the generosity of our community has.

2022 Appreciation Breakfast Speakers

President & CEO George Abbott kicked the morning off with reminder of the importance of our mission – To empower people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities by creating diverse, sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities. He then introduced Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Shawn Dobbs.

Shawn, who has been with the Lighthouse now for almost 11 years, shared his story of upward mobility. Starting out as a fry guy at McDonalds, struggling to find opportunities that challenged him to grow while also providing the support he needed, to becoming a vice president at the Lighthouse.

Foundation Board member Kirk Laughlin wrapped things up for us with a quick drawing for two mission tools.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

It was wonderful to be back together again after taking two years hiatus for the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about how you can attend next year’s breakfast, contact Lighthouse Donor Relations Manager Jonathan Dymond at

Hope to see you at our next event!