The Norah Hamilton Straus Donors' Circle is dedicated to generous donors who have made a substantial contribution to GDB's mission, and includes any individual, family, foundation or organization donating a total of $1,000 or more during the course of a year.
Betty is a long-time supporter of Guide Dogs for the Blind. She adopted Golden Retriever Pontiac, a GDB career change dog, and is the Chair of GDB's Norah Hamilton Straus Major Donors' Circle. Betty says, "There's nothing that warms the heart more than the love of a dog, and nobody knows this better than Guide Dogs for the Blind."
The Donors' Circle is named after Norah Hamilton Straus, a legend who has spent much of her life building personal relationships with donors on behalf of Guide Dogs. Norah has been a volunteer at GDB since 1956; she was a member of the Board of Directors for 25 years and served as the Board Chair from 1962-1977. She is currently a director emeritus and continues to promote Guide Dogs in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California.
- Buddy: donors of $1,000 to $4,999
- Friend: donors of $5,000 to $9,999
- Companion: donors of $10,000 to $24,999
- Partner: donors of $25,000 to $49,999
- Hero: donors of $50,000 to $99,999
- Soul Mate: donors of $100,000 or more
To find out more or to join the Norah Hamilton Straus Major Donors' Circle, contact Janet Benjamin at 415-499-4022, or call toll-free 800-295-4050.