Class #395 graduated on October 23, 2016!
We’re proud to introduce the graduates, pictured from left: Leslie Minturn and Guide Dog Mia, Richard Mero and Guide Dog Pawdrick, Mark Dresen and Guide Dog Francie, Tina Guidry and Guide Dog Disnee, Sebastian Williams and Guide Dog Sooner, James Nishimura and Guide Dog Holland, Sandra Escalona and Guide Dog Jasper, Agustin Moreno and Guide Dog Macie, Dick Schmidt and Guide Dog Cassie, and Elizabeth Roff and Guide Dog Emmett. Guide Dogs of America instructors for Class #395 pictured standing, from left: Jamie Hunt, Sean Chiles, and Linda Hawes. Class #395 also includes in-home training graduates Richard Fiel and Guide Dog Bridget, and Don Smith and Guide Dog Marshall, instructed by Guide Dogs of America instructor Steve Burkman.
Guide Dog Team Sponsor: United Technologies Corporation
Puppy Sponsor: Linda Heizer
Puppy Raisers: Gene and Monique Newman
Puppy Raisers: Ken and Jenny Goheen
Puppy Raisers: Steve and Cindy Jaquay
Puppy Sponsor: Sheri and Adam Lawrence
Puppy Raiser: Denise Brown
Puppy Raiser: Gail Leonard
Puppy Sponsor: The Louis L. Borick Foundation
Puppy Raiser: Deborah Madden
Accommodation Sponsor: The Foster Family Foundation
Guide Dog Team Sponsor: The Foster Family Foundation
Puppy Raisers: The DeBruno family
Puppy Sponsor: Deborah Wrinkle
Puppy Raisers: The Wurts family
Puppy Raisers: The Harris family
Puppy Sponsor: Deedy Oberman
Puppy Raisers: Bob and Kathie Stegemann
Puppy Raisers: The Bethke family
Puppy Raisers: Alan and Cindi Bleemers
Student Accommodation Sponsor: The Foster Family Foundation
Thank you to the volunteer puppy raisers and the generous sponsors who make these life-changing partnerships possible! We are also grateful to Class #395 donors IAM District 8, Sepulveda Building Materials, and The Judith Kaplan Fund.