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Contribute to LightHouse’s Campaign for a 21st Century LightHouse

Program and Naming Opportunities at the New LightHouse
We are more than grateful to the generous donors who have made substantial commitments to fund our new building. Some naming opportunities are still available.

Here is our current list of named rooms:
Betty Ruhland Teaching Kitchen
Bill Gerrey, WA6NPC Amateur Radio Station
Dove’s Nest Craft Studio
Harold S. Dobbs Board Conference Room
Herbst 10th Floor Reception and Community Learning Center
Joseph K. Chan Low Vision Clinic
Kebbel Family Tech Labs #1, #2, #3
Mutual of America Staff Lounge
Polara Video Conference Center
Susan O’Sullivan Room in memory of Audrey Baker
US Bank Finance Suite
Winifred Downing Braille Room

Why have we built a new LightHouse? Newly-blind neighbors and experienced blind residents will welcome what will surely be the most advanced blindness center in the West. Under one roof we’ve gathered advanced tools, built respectful and private spaces for learning, conversation and mentorship, and crowned the effort with the capacity to host students, family members and researchers for overnight stays when an immersive and intensive learning experience is optimal.

Twenty people become blind each week in the Greater Bay Area. Each year, a thousand Bay Area neighbors enter their blindness journey tentative, afraid and with a deep need to learn techniques and gain the self-confidence to live life to the fullest. This is our mission; and with your support, we will build a new headquarters to serve blind kids, teens, adults and seniors for the next century of innovative practices impacting the blind community globally.

Contributions to the Campaign for a 21st Century LightHouse will provide tangible benefits for the blind kids to seniors that benefit from the joy and learning of the LightHouse for the next century. To learn more about the campaign, for naming opportunities or how a deferred gift can be used to leave an enduring legacy in you or a loved one’s honor, contact 415-694-7333 or