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Indiana Blind Children Foundation Events

13th Annual Walk for Dreams

Walk For Dreams

Walking for Dreams is approximately a 5K Family and Pet Walk that started in 2004 to help local Indianapolis non-profit organizations raise needed funds to enable them to do more of what they do so well – serve the youth and families. Walking for Dreams pulls together local organizations to share in a joint fundraiser. Walkers of all ages will join together to support their special organization by raising pledges and participating.

Join the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation in raising support for children impacted by visual impairments so each child may thrive in school and daily life! 

Support IBCF and download this pledge form to raise additional donations for IBCF today!

Event Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location:  Buggs Temple (start/finish): 337 West 11th St., Indianapolis, IN
Donations: Make checks payable to: IBCF, 7725 North College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240

  • 1:00 – 1:45 Registration/Check-in
  • 1:45 – 2:00 Greetings and Announcements
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Family Walk
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Awards, Prizes and Final Announcement of Funds Raised 

The beginning and ending of the Walk will be at the north end of the Canal at Buggs Temple in downtown Indianapolis.

Click below to Register for this event!



Annual Golf Outing

2016 Golf OutingJoin us for the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation Annual Golf Outing!

The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation is hosting the 13th Annual IBCF Golf Outing on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Eagle Creek Golf Club. This year’s event will be held, rain or shine, and have a shot-gun start of 10:30am. Each golfer will receive 18-holes of golf, lunch, drink tickets, awards ceremony with appetizers, silent auction and prizes. All proceeds to benefit and further the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation mission of investing in children with visual impairments so each child may thrive in school and daily life.

Enjoy photos from the 2016 Golf Outing

 Join us! Be a sponsor or register your team today!

13th Annual IBCF Golf Outing Committee

David Boyles (Co-Chair)
Ryan Tharp (Co-Chair)
Laura Alvarado (IBCF Executive Director)
Walter Burtner
Ken Dyar
Toula Oberlies



Through the Looking Glass Gala

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation will host the sixth annual charity gala, “Through the Looking Glass” at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel, Indiana. The event includes an elegant three course dinner, complementary drinks, special guest Jim Platzer, gaming, dancing, silent and live auction as well as live entertainment. This year’s theme will provide guests with a taste of “Casino Royale” as we partner with the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple to offer casino gaming such as black jack, roulette, and craps following dinner and the program. Guests may use tickets they win after cashing in their chips to enter drawings for a variety of unique prizes. This red carpet evening encompasses everything from inspiration to excitement.


General patron tickets: $125 per person
High Rollers: $150 per person (receive additional gaming chips for casino gaming to increase chances for unique prizes)

Visit to purchase your tickets today!

This year’s Fund-A-Need portion of the evening is dedicated to raising support of the music and arts programming at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Special Guest Jim Platzer

Jim Platzer - Founder of Leader Dogs for the BlindJim Platzer is a former President of a distribution facility for a Fortune 500 company forced to an early retirement due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative condition that leads to blindness. After a challenging transition, Jim found Leader Dogs for the Blind, who matched him with a dog and trained them both to see the world in an entirely new way leading to a renewed sense of purpose. Over the years Jim has been a keynote speaker for corporations such as Audi and Purina as well as non-profits advocating and delivering key messaging with heart and authenticity.

"Live a life of exceeding expectations, innovating and defining your own destiny." Jim Platzer