You’re Invited to Something Special.

Join us for conversations with the clients of Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and hear how you’ve made a difference.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary. We’re humbled by the triumphs of our clients and by the generosity of donors like you.

You’ve made it possible for us to breed, train, and place guide dogs for six decades. Now, we’re inviting you to hear directly from clients during the Fidelco Guide Dogs’ The Story Behind the Story: Interactive Client Forum. You’ll learn how the Fidelco guide dog partnerships you helped create have increased safety, mobility, and independence.

Click here to register for "The Story Behind the Story: Interactive Client Forum." September 24, 2020, 7-8pm EST via Zoom.

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Elizabeth Rosen Meyer
Moderator

Award-winning writer, lawyer, and an educator with a long professional relationship to The City University of New York, Elizabeth has served as chief executive communications advisor and speechwriter to five of the last six chancellors, senior advisor to Macaulay Honors College, and Trustee to the Foundation Board of her alma mater, The CUNY Graduate Center. She is the founding director of Express Associates, a consulting company that specializes in communications and strategic planning for non-profit and educational institutions. In 2001, she began work as a volunteer with ECAD, a service dog provider that employed at-risk teens to train service dogs for people with mobility issues. She served as their legal and business advisor and continues to advise service dog providers and their clients on disability law, access, and relevant regulations and judicial decisions.

Chris Eastwood
Fidelco Placement Specialist & Trainer
Panelist

Chris Eastwood joined the Fidelco team in 2013 as an Apprentice to be certified as a Guide Dog Instructor/Trainer. Chris completed his apprenticeship certification, and after a couple of years, decided to focus on Fidelco’s clients and placement of guide dogs. As a placement specialist, Chris prepares, matches, and places guides dogs with clients, completes interviews, follow-ups, and offers continued support to guide dog teams. Prior to coming to Fidelco, Chris graduated from Montserrat College of Art with a B.F.A. in Painting. He started his own business specializing in caricatures and murals. He brings his talent for painting to Fidelco, painting murals in the kennels to enrich the dogs’ space during their stay. When he’s not working with clients and making art, Chris loves to spend his time with his family and is an avid outdoorsman.

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Phillip Magalnick
Fidelco Client
Panelist

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Lynn Merrill
Fidelco Client
Panelist

Bio coming soon!

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