2014 Annual Giving Societies

In 2014, to better honor and recognize our generous donors, ACB created four new Annual Giving Societies.  Levels are based on the amount of annual contributions to ACB.

The Annual Giving Societies include:

  • Leader’s Society, for those who donate between $250 and $999 annually
  • Advocate’s Society for those who donate between $1,000 and $2,499 annually
  • Champion’s Society for those who donate between $2,500 and $4,999 annually
  • President’s Society for those who donate $5,000 or more annually

In 2014, six donors achieved the President’s Society with total contributions of $87,566, seven donors achieved the Champion’s Society with total contributions of $20,001, twenty-two donors achieved the Advocate’s Society with total contributions of $25,825, and 158 donors achieved the Leader’s Society with total contributions of $68,505.  This totals 193 individuals or couples who gave a total of $201,897.

Below are the names of the donors in each level of the Giving Society.  ACB is most grateful for their donations and they will be honored at a reception at the Conference and Convention in Dallas in July.

President’s Society

  • Roger Bridges
  • Cavallino Events
  • Michael Keithley
  • The Ross Group, Inc. / Ross N. Pangere Foundation
  • Rhoades Schroeder
  • Dan Spoone / Leslie Spoone

Champion’s Society

  • Anonymous
  • Dan Dillon
  • Hawaii Association of the Blind
  • James Kracht / Patricia Kracht
  • Marlaina Lieberg / Gary Lieberg
  • Glenn McCully / Ursula McCully
  • Carla Ruschival / Adam Ruschival
  • Fred Scheigert

Advocate’s Society

  • Margaret Alvarez
  • ACB of Minnesota
  • John Ammeter / Sue Ammeter
  • Margarine Beaman
  • Richard Bird
  • Blind Vendors Ohana Inc
  • Terry Camardelle / Bonnie Camardelle
  • Berl Colley / Denise Colley
  • Marcia Dresser / Steve Dresser
  • Florida Council of the Blind
  • Tom Frank
  • John McCann
  • Carl McCoy
  • Richard Merakian
  • Juli Morrissey / Gregory Morrissey
  • Catherine Schmitt-Whitaker
  • Obbie Schoeman
  • Marcy Scott
  • Smith Family Fund
  • Patricia Spoone / William Spoone
  • Filo Tu
  • Nancy Young

Leader’s Society

  • Anonymous
  • Alabama Council of the Blind
  • Alabama Council of the Blind Talladega Chapter
  • Michael Alvarez
  • Dennis Ameden
  • Arizona Council of the Blind
  • Gary Austin
  • Jonathan Avila
  • James Baker
  • Elizabeth Barnes
  • Ardis Bazyn
  • Sally Benjamin / William Benjamin
  • William Benninghoff
  • Elaine Boykin
  • Charles Bradley
  • Nathan Brannon / Julie Brannon
  • Ann Brash
  • Eric Bridges / Rebecca Bridges
  • Kathleen Brockman
  • Ron Brooks / Lisa Brooks / Kacie Brooks / Amanda Brooks / Andrew Brooks
  • Donna Brown / Mildred Brown
  • Melanie Brunson
  • Margaret Buchmann-Garcia
  • Carolyn Burley
  • Christine Burns-Fazzi
  • Mark Burns / Pamela Burns
  • Michael Byington / Ann Byington
  • Raymond Campbell / Karyn Campbell
  • Annette Carter
  • Allen Casey
  • Brian Charlson / Kim Charlson
  • Chatlos Foundation, Inc.
  • Marla Chorney
  • Delia Clayton
  • Robert Clayton
  • Joan Cox
  • David Cozakos
  • Ed Crespin / Christy Crespin
  • Sheila Derrick
  • Vikram Desai
  • Janet Dickelman
  • Lou Diekemper
  • Jay Doudna
  • Lisa Drzewucki
  • Melissa DuBose
  • Mark Dunning
  • Suzanne Duryea
  • Casey Dutmer
  • RE Englebretson III
  • Mary Ann Eubank
  • Marsha Farrow
  • Lainey Feingold
  • Michael Fulghum
  • Michael Gallagher
  • Michael Garman
  • Ninetta Garner
  • Michael Garrett / Peggy Garrett
  • Kathleen Gerhardt
  • Alfred Gil / Connie Gil
  • Michael Godino / Lori Scharff
  • Karen Gourgey
  • Nona Graves
  • Carrol Gray
  • Greater Orlando Council of the Blind Inc
  • Hazel Harmon
  • Mary Haroyan
  • Marian Haslerud
  • Kim Hebert
  • Donna Hepper
  • Cynthia Hirakawa
  • Amanda Holley
  • George Holliday
  • Suzanne Howell / Marion Howell
  • Edythe Huffman / John Huffman
  • Iowa Council of the United Blind
  • Ken Jessup
  • Jim Jirak
  • Keith Johnson
  • Richard Johnson / Darlene Johnson
  • Nina Kagan
  • Alan Russell Kahn
  • John Kaltenbrun
  • Billie Jean Keith
  • Kentucky Council of the Blind
  • Donald Koors / Geraldine Koors / Angela Koors
  • Martin Kuhn
  • Patricia Land
  • Evelyn Larson
  • Sarah Ann Leake
  • Louisville Downtown Lions Charities, Inc.
  • Ottilie Lucas
  • Thomas Lutes
  • Marilyn Lutter
  • Julia Lynch
  • Jean Mann
  • Marita Mathews
  • Anne Mauro
  • Craig McCully
  • Katrina McCurdy
  • Barbara McDonald
  • Brian Messina
  • Oral Miller
  • Thomas Miller
  • Ronald Milliman / Palma Milliman
  • Israel Milton
  • Janice Morris
  • Cheryl Morvillo
  • Rhonda Nelson
  • North Dakota Association of the Blind
  • Richard Nuanes
  • Susan Nunchuck
  • Ronald Ocken
  • Jill O'Connell
  • Oklahoma Council of the Blind
  • Norman Ota
  • Josephine Paolino
  • Harlow Pease
  • Nancy Pendegraph
  • Allan Peterson
  • Andrea Pitsenbarger
  • Mitchell Pomerantz / Donna Pomerantz
  • Lynn Powers
  • Vicky Prahin
  • Herbert Reado
  • Alice Ritchhart
  • Deb Robinson
  • Max Robinson
  • Jack Rubinsohn
  • Richard Rueda
  • Stuart Russell
  • Robert Saffle
  • Rachel Schroeder
  • Susan Schulgin
  • Deanna Scoggins
  • Robert Seliger / Donna Seliger
  • Patrick Sheehan
  • Douglas Slotten
  • Charles Smalley
  • Randy Smith
  • Robert L Smith Trust
  • Naomi Soule
  • Cheryl Sparks
  • Tennessee Council of the Blind
  • Jeff Thom / Leslie Thom
  • Catherleen Thomas / Arthur Thomas
  • Howard Thomas
  • James Thompson / Bonnie Thompson
  • David Trott / Rhonda Trott
  • Bryan Troxclair
  • Eddie Turner
  • Tom Venable / Kim Venable
  • Frank Ventura
  • Abigail Vincent
  • Linda Watgen
  • Sue Wesley
  • Sharlene Wills
  • Sheila Young
  • Renee Zelickson