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“Because of your generosity, I am now incredibly confident when I have Sinbad by my side. I trust him implicitly – he does a phenomenal job of keeping me safe! Sinbad has opened so many doors for me, allowing me the freedom and confidence to get out on my own – even at night! Because of you, I have begun to advocate for the blind and disabled, and produce educational videos. I’m also able to pursue my favorite hobby, performing magic. Thank you for the gift of independence with Sinbad!” – Ryan Fox

The generosity from our many supporters touches people’s lives and makes a difference that goes beyond words. We gratefully acknowledge their generous cumulative gifts made in the fiscal year 2016-2017.

Donors of Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

$250,000 – $999,999
Mrs. Betty Knoebel

$100,000 – $249,999
Carl D. Shayne Estate
Frank Veskrna Trust
Ms. Tricia West

$50,000 – $99,999
The Sharon D. Lund Foundation
The McBeth Foundation
Nesbitt Foundation
The Petco Foundation
RTS Family Foundation
Wade and Genevieve Sargent Estate
Theodore T Zuck Trust

$25,000 – $49,999
Mr. Albert Agins
Dorothy Bickerdike Trust
The Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, Inc
Mr. William J. Gillespie
Mrs. Carolyn M. Grimm
Joseph Drown Foundation
The Karl Kirchgessner Foundation
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
Ms. Gloria M. Moon
Carol Moss Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. George ‘Bill’ W. Quickle
Donald W. Vandermeer Estate
Mrs. Carol Jean Vanderpool
Mrs. Doris A. Wellman

$10,000 – $24,999
ABS Foundation
Mary Ann Altomari Living Trust
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Ms. Sharyn R. Brackett
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Carey
Desert Classic Charities, Inc.
Lions Club of El Cajon Valley Host
Lions Club of West Covina
Loma Linda Animal Hospital, Inc.
Ms. Shirley Gage Majors
Beverly F. McLean Estate
Palm Springs Marathon Runners/Roadrunners Club
Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation
Dr. Beverly Toth
Mr. Douglas P. Veling
Mr. Raymond ‘Gary’ Wood

$5,000 – $9,999
Allergan Foundation
Boeing Employee Individual Giving Program
Ms. Lori Carter
The Champions Volunteer Foundation
City of Pueblo Memorial Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Clapp
Mr. and Mrs. J. David Coffer
Delta Gamma Foundation
Desert Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Mr. Hugh E. Donaldson
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Ms. Claudette A. Earl
Peter Fiori Estate
Mr. Clark Hallren
Mr. Sterling ‘Jack’ F. Higgins
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Hintz
Mrs. Dorothea Laub
Mrs. Edward H. B. Little
Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Maloney
Mr. Harold B. Matzner and Ms. Shellie Reade
Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Muncy
Col. and Mrs. John Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Woods
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Wright
Mrs. Kandee Young

$2,500 – $4,999
Ben & Jerry’s/River Scoops
Robert L. Cowgill Estate
Mrs. Patti Craine
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dixon
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Doering
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
Ms. Barbara F. Finlayson-Pitts
Ethel Frends Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hood
Inland Empire Optometric Society
Ms. Jacqueline L. Johnson
Lions Club of Hillcrest-Mission Valley
Mrs. Dorothy Milauskas
Multi-Pak Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Northrup
Clifford and Mary Peel Estate
Mrs. Sally G. Phinny
Mr. Donald Roberts
Dr. Steven N. Rubinsky
Mr. and Mrs. Darry Sragow
John & Bonnie Strauss Foundation
Mr. Donald R. Tapia
Mr. Gary Wang and Ms. Marcia Ware
Wells Fargo Foundation
Ms. Mary E. Williams
Carl E. Wynn Foundation

$1,000 – $2,499
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Bank of America
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Beattie
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Mr. Carl A. Blue
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brady
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Brama
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Browne
Ms. Lorna J. Burckel
Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Clark
The Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas D. Crimaldi
Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Davis
Mr. Donald G. Davis
Mrs. Joan Dodge
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Dombrowski
Elks Lodge of Indio #1643
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ellet
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Engman
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin Fontanella
Ms. Franchesca Forrer
Foundation of Bobbe Frankenberg
Ms. Patricia M. Garrity
Mr. John Gerardi and Ms. Mary Hutchinson
The David and Alan Greene Family Foundation
Mr. Kenneth Griffin and Ms. Shelly Starr
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Hamaker
Ms. Susan Hamel
Mr. Michael E. Hamilton
Heart of Gold Legacy Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Robert Heeman and Mr. Dennis Ramberg
Ms. Elissa B. Hepner
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Herron
Ms. Pauline Barnes Hester
Ms. E. Kay Hillery
Ms. Marilyn A Holderman
Mrs. Joan M. Ingle
Inland Empire Four Wheelrs
Ms. Suzanne S. Jacobus
Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Jeandron
Kiwanis Club of Chino
Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Kneass
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey H. Kymla
Mr. Charles P. Lagerstrom
Mrs. and Mrs. Donald Lasurdo
Lions Club of Calimesa Breakfast
Lions Club of Chandler Foundation
Lions Club of Coachella Valley
Lions Club of East Whittier
Lions Club of Garden Grove
Lions Club of Hemet Breakfast
Lions Club of Lucerne Valley
Lions Club of Murrieta
Lions Club of Prescott Evening Fnd.
Lions Club of Spring Valley Lake
Lucky Seven Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Lynes
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph MacDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Malcolmson
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell L. McBride
Ms. Roberta McCall
Mr. and Mrs. Skylar W. McCormick
Mr. Dennis McCrea
Mr. Richard J. McGuinness
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Murphy
Ms. Corinne H. Nevinny
Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Oldaker
Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Pasarow
Mr. Stephen Phinny
Mrs. Barbara Platt
Mr. Charles Platto
Ms. Suzanne M. Ridley
Mr. Rick J. Rockhill
Mr. Craig B. Salsbury
Mrs. Barbara Sandler
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schmidt
Ms. Yvonne C. Segerstrom
Mr. and Mrs. G. Aubrey Serfling
Dr. and Mrs. Charlie W. Shaeffer
Mr. and Mrs. Pravin M. Shah
Ms. Priscilla Shively
Mrs. Joan B. Shoemaker
Dr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Siskind
Ms. Mary Small
Ms. Ruth Sokol
Southern California Retina Consultants, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor G. Spaulding
Thagard Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Reid Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thorpe
Tri Palms Womens Club
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
W.D. Fascination Ranch
Ms. Marlene Warme
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon O. Watson
Ms. Darcy A. Wong
Ms. Barbara M. Woods
Woods Family Foundation
Mr. Alan Zimmelman

The Maynard Society

The Maynard Society was named for founder, Lafayette “Bud” Maynard, these individuals have generously provided for Guide Dogs of the Desert in their estate plans.

Harriet H. Acker Estate
Hilde Alswager Estate
Mary Ann Altomari Living Trust
Dorothy Amend Estate
Robert L. Armantrout Revocable Trust
Mrs. Barbara L. Arnold
Mr. Harry R. Baker
Kathryn ‘Kay’ Claire Baker Estate
Ben-Duff Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beselin
Dorothy Bickerdike Trust
Mrs. Deanne Bird
Audrey J. M. Blanchard Estate
Mrs. Thomas C. Boate
Lynnie A. Bobinski Estate
Mr. William Brandt
Branna Sisenwein Estate
Patricia L. Bremer Estate
Frank Douglas Bronson Estate
Rosemarie K. Campbell Estate
David Coffman FamilyTrust
Herbert and Darlene Cohen Trust
Frank Guy Cole Estate
Margaret R. Conell Estate
Anita & Russell Conyers Trust
Robert L. Cowgill Estate
Patti and Bud Craine
John Cseselka Estate
Donna Irene Davis Estate
Ms. Nancy G. Deamicis
Clara B. Dinsmore Estate
Matthew Dragicevich Estate Trust
William J. Dunn Trust
Ogden M. Edwards, III Revocable Trust
Ms. Helen M. Evers
Suzy Ficker Estate
Peter Fiori Estate
Gale Fischer Trust
Charlotte Fournier Estate
Mr. Martin S. Frank and Mr. Stephen Weiss
Foundation of Bobbe Frankenberg
Hazel L. Freeman Estate
James G. Gallagher Estate
June C. Gibbs Estate
Ms. Liz Marcie Halperin
Robert and Margaret Harmon Trust
Jay R. Hayes Estate
Lois Jean Hempel Estate
Renee B. Henderson Estate
Ms. Janet W. Hilton

Paul W. and Dorothy E. Hoblit Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Dale P. Hoffman
Dorothy M. Holeton Estate
George & Evelyn Howard Trust
Mrs. Eleanor A. Hughes
Albert John Husar Living Trust
Mrs. Joan M. Ingle
Irene Ferger Trust Estate
Charlotte Jenkins Trust Estate
Mrs. Nadine Johnson
Estella M. Johnson Estate
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor B. Jones
Jack Elwood Jones Estate
Mrs. Doris H. Keniry
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip S. Kistler
Mr. and Mrs. James Klocek
Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Kneass
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey H. Kymla
L.D. Putnam and James E. Jamar Estate
Bernice Larabee Estate
Laufer Estate
Ann Bowman Lee Estate
David K. & Wanda J. Lehmer Estate
Mr. Craig Leighton
Edward H. B. Little Trust
Doris M. Little Estate
Robert T. Lloyd Estate
Ms. Jewel M. Locke
Betty R. Lockhart Estate
Brendan and Marguerite Lynch Estate
Ms. Shirley Gage Majors
Alma Clara Maler Living Trust
Richard Lee Mapes Estate
Lorna D. Marshall Estate
Mr. Douglas P. D. Martin
Douglas P. D. Martin Trust
Mr. Roland McCandlish
Edgar L. McCoubrey Estate
Beverly F. McLean Estate
Ms. Loraine V. Meyer
Ms. Gloria M. Moon
Allan & Margaret Moore Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Morgan
Dr. and Mrs. Spencer Nadler
Patricia Ann Nayfack Estate
Oberholtzer Estate
Gladys Parker Estate
Clifford and Mary Peel Estate
Mrs. Val F. Pikal

Jennifer D. Pinder
Mrs. Barbara Platt
Mr. and Mrs. George ‘Bill’ W. Quickle
Esther Radtke Estate
Ms. Lorrie Raia
Ms. Mary Sue Reynolds
Marian Rice Estate
Steven Richmond Estate
Ms. Joan Annette Risse
Estate of Patricia Rootness
Cordelia Rosen Estate
Ms. Marjorie B. Salter
Wade and Genevieve Sargent Estate
Lydia Schenker Estate
Mildred Benita Schjaastad Estate
Evelyn Sementa Estate
Carl D. Shayne Estate
Ralph Sheplow Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney R. Shook
Eleanor Short Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Shubnell
E.W. Shultz Estate
Mr. E.J. Bill Simpson
Thorbjorg Slusser Estate
Elinor J. Smith Estate
Karl Sommer Estate
Grace A. Spaeth Estate
Mrs. Carol Moss Spivak
William H. Spreen Estate
William Swasey Estate
William E. Swisher Trust Estate
Ms. Dawn Sylvester
Mr. Donald R. Tapia
Elizabeth Ann Thacker Estate
Ms. Mary Ellen Tracy
Thomas & Ruth Tribett Estate
Ms. Renate G. Uhde
Dr. Brian Van Dusen
Donald W. Vandermeer Estate
Mrs. Carol Jean Vanderpool
Frank Veskrna Trust
Mrs. Rory Watkins
Mrs. Doris A. Wellman
Ms. Sharon J. West
Ms. Frances L. Whitney
Walter Witte Estate
Dorothy E. Zosel Estate
Theodore T Zuck Trust

Sustainer’s Club

Sustainer’s Club is a special group of individuals who commit to making a gift each month to help our specially bred puppies become Guide Dogs to hundreds of people without sight at no cost to them.


Ms. Sharyn R. Brackett
Ms. Lorna J. Burckel
Ruth and John “Jack” Carey
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Cutner
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dix
Mr. John M. Gunby and Ms. Diana Rittenhour
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Holsworth
Midge and Richard A. Hood
Amy and Gary M. Jeandron
Mr. Ronald M. Johnson and Mr. Robert Roblee
Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Muncy
Mr. and Mrs. Bob New
Barbara Norman and Alan Franks
Mr. E.J. Bill Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Reid Thomas
Mr. Stephen Welker and Dr. Kristina Welker


Ms. Ione S. Boehmler
Mr. Steven V. Christ
Ms. Louise C. Cummings
Ms. Joni L. Wede and Mr. Karl Rath


Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Brickell
Mrs. Casey Carlson
Mr. Jay F. Chancellor
Sarah and Richard R. Clapp
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Davis
Mrs. Patricia G. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Gutman
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Haarala
Mr. and Mrs. LaMonte L. Hatch
Mr. and Mrs. Dale P. Hoffman
Ms. Laurie L. King
Ms. Tonja Knight
Mrs. Teresa Mealer
Mr. and Mrs. A. Donald Ruygrok
Mr. Mark R. Schroepfer
Mr. Bond Shands, Jr.
Mrs. Joan A. Suter
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Withrow



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