New York Chapter

Contact Info

Carl Gruber, Chapter President


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

Jun 24, 2021 EDT Event

Night for Sight

Celebrating 50 years of Fighting Blindness and the Inaugural Beacon Society, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is proud to host Night for Sight, a virtual gala event on Thursday, June 24, 2021 – presented by Two Blind Brothers.

Foundation Contact

Brianna Mullins

Chapter Engagement Manager

Foundation Contact

Katie Van Benschoten

Director, Events

+1 (866) 782-7330