Guide Dogs for the Blind

Theresa Stern, VP of Outreach, Admissions and Alumni Services (pictured with Wills, Working Guide); Christine Benninger, President and CEO (holding Roman, Guide Dog in Training)

Clients Since '11
Northern California, North Bay/Wine Country

Guide Dogs for the Blind, the largest guide dog school in North America, began in 1942 to help wounded servicemen returning from World War II who had lost their vision. An industry leader, Guide Dogs for the Blind has two campuses to serve the blind and visually impaired and has graduated over 14,000 teams. First Republic is proud to work with the nonprofit and recently financed their new student residence in Northern California.