Braille Institute is built upon a strong tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1919, the year of our founding, when John and Mary Longyear’s gift made the work of Braille Institute possible!  And that spirit of philanthropy carries on today through donations made by individuals, foundations, businesses, service clubs, volunteers, students, clients and staff – people like you, whose gifts continue to sustain and grow our vital programs and services.

Special thanks to Dr. Robert and Mrs. Helen Larner for their generosity…

Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, established The Larner Endowment Fund for Transforming Lives to ensure a lasting impact and help our students achieve their dreams! Gifts to the Fund ensure that people who are blind or visually impaired have access to the programs and services they need to transition from lives filled with limitations to lives filled with hope. Students assisted through our adult education and enrichment programs; our Library, low vision, and child development services; and national braille literacy initiatives will all enjoy much brighter futures.

Naming Opportunities

Opportunities may exist to sponsor some portion of a new or renovated Braille Institute facility, or to establish an endowment fund in the donor’s name. If you are seeking a significant naming or recognition opportunity, please contact our Development Department to learn more.

For more information about Braille Institute Donor Recognition please contact our Donor relations team:

741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Phone: 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553), Ext. 1238
Fax: (323) 663-1428
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