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Through the Looking Glass Gala

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation will host the sixth annual charity gala, “Through the Looking Glass” at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel Special Rate. 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)
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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







13th Annual Walk for Dreams

Walk For Dreams

Thank you to all 75 individuals who walked on behalf of IBCF on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We were thrilled to have the active participation from so many in our community. Due to this support, we look forward to bringing in Playworks Indiana in early August 2017 to engage 35 ISBVI staff in a Power of Play and Group Management training aimed at strengthening positive play activities that build social skills, inclusiveness during recess and free time. Justine Weatherman kicked off the walk with a greeting to all 1200 walkers on behalf of IBCF. We are thankful to Justine Weatherman, 500 Festival Princess, and Shivani Bajpai, 500 Festival Queen, for showing their support of IBCF and children with visual impairments.

Big thanks to our sponsors!


Annual Golf Outing 

2016 Golf Outing

Thank you to all 90 golfers who came out to play in the 13th Annual IBCF Golf Outing.This was our biggest golf event in thirteen years! Big thanks to all of our sponsors and to Eagle Creek Golf Club who made this year such a success.