25th Anniversary Matching Campaign

All Donations to Campaign by Dec 25, 2019 MATCHED up to $25,000!!!

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The children & grandchildren of NFADB founder, Mary O’Donnell, challenge us to raise $25,000 that they will match $1 for $1 up to $25,000. Your contribution will be DOUBLED.

Founding, Lasting Legacy, Current Critical Need

In 1994 a dedicated group from around the country, all parents of children with deaf-blindness, along with professionals from the Helen Keller National Center, the Hilton/Perkins Program of Perkins School for the Blind, and the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (then known as NTAC), formed the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) to support and advocate for families with individuals who are deaf-blind.

25 years later, NFADB is the only independent, national, family-led organization whose mission is to inform, empower and support families with individuals who are deaf-blind, regardless of age, cause or cognitive ability. The founders’ legacy is a united association of families, individuals, professionals, organizations and agencies from Puerto Rico to CaliforniaMichigan to Texas. We are together… We are not alone… Our voices are heard.

The professional organizations the founders worked with still provide generous technical and in-kind support. But they can no longer provide the annual financial support of those early years. NFADB operates on a small budget and your support will have a significant impact on our volunteer-led efforts:

  • Outreach, networking and support for families in English and Spanish
  • Training opportunities for family leaders
  • Website and social media (accessed by over 11,000 unique users in 2018)
  • Representation on national coalitions, task forces and advisory committees 
  • Family attendance at national and regional conferences for education and networking
  • A paid administrative assistant one day a week

Thank you!

Mary Gyori, Development Committee Chair

NFADB is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law

OUR MISSION:  NFADB exists to empower the voices of families with individuals who are deaf-blind and advocate for their unique needs.


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Donation goal

Goal: $50,000.00
Collected: $31,415.70


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Fax: 516.883.9060


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