Lighthouse Guild Annual LIGHTYEARS Gala Salutes Visionaries Marios Damianides and Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs

December 9, 2016

Posted by Black Tie Magazine

 President & CEO of Lighthouse Guild Dr. Alan R. Morse, NBC TODAY Show's Dylan Dreyer and James M. DubinNew York, (November 22, 2016) – Lighthouse Guild, the leading-not-for profit vision and healthcare organization, held its annual LightYears Gala on Monday, November 21, at Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, in Manhattan. The event was attended by several hundred guests, including physicians, artists, and members of the business and civic community, all dedicated to addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Honorees for the 2016, Marios Damianides, of Ernst & Young LLP, and Board Member of Lighthouse Guild was saluted for his vision and leadership and the Guide Dog Foundation and American’s VetDogs for its work training guide dogs for people who are blind and service animals for our Armed Forces Veterans. Dylan Dreyer of NBC’s TODAY show served as host for the evening program and Charlie, NBC’s “Puppy with a Purpose” was the special guest.

The evening’s festivities kicked off with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, awards ceremony and dancing.

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