New York Chapter

Contact Info

Carl Gruber, Chapter President

newyorkcity@fightingblindness.org

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Chapter President's Message

Welcome to the Big Apple! The award winning New York City Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness provides extensive citywide and local opportunities for information sharing and networking while engaging members in our efforts to find a cure for retinal diseases.

Our networking support groups meet monthly and include Young Professionals, Stargardt's, Manhattan and Queens General Memberships. At these meetings, members can share challenges common to the visually impaired community and identify solutions.  

The chapter hosts citywide presentations on the latest in research and technology. And most importantly, our chapter supports the Foundation Fighting Blindness in raising money to find cures for retinal diseases. 

Please join our community and work with us to support one another and find a cure.

Carl Gruber, President, NYC Chapter

Chapter Events

  • Feb 1, 2022 EST Event

    "Eye on the Prize" Fundraising Kickoff

    Join the “Eye on the Prize” university competition and compete against your peers to help raise awareness and funds for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This collegiate competition will bring together students, faculty, alumni and supporters from colleges and universities across the nation to help drive research for treatments and cures for blinding diseases.

  • Mar 6, 2022 EST Event

    Hope from Home – A United Night to Save Sight

    Experience incredible entertainment, amazing auction items, and the opportunity to connect with others through our live Party Rooms, while supporting the mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness – all from the comfort of your own home.

  • Apr 9, 2022 EST Event

    16th Annual New York VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $60 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases

  • Jun 17, 2022 EST Event

    VISIONS 2022 Conference

    VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research.

Foundation Contact

Brianna Mullins

Chapter Engagement Manager