Annual Awards Dinner

Nominations are now being accepted for both the Arline Phillips Achievement Awards and the Golden Anna Cervenak Community Impact Award. Deadline for both award nominations is Friday, May 26, 2017.

  • The Arline Phillips Achievement Award is presented to a blind or visually impaired person whose lifestyle reflects of independence that sets an example for others. The nomination form can be found here.
  • The Golden Anna Cervenak Community Impact Award is presented to an individual who has a deep engagement in various volunteer opportunities, who has taken initiative in providing volunteer opportunities to others and who has provided significant and consistent contributions toward the betterment of our community and the Association for the Blind. The nomination form can be found here.

If you have any questions or have a completed nomination form, you can simply email them to Amy or mail them to 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. You may also opt to nominate an individual over the phone, just call 570-693-3555 x223. 

At last year's event, we were so proud to honor:

  • Florence and Lou Goeringer with the Distinguished Community Service Award - sponsored by Tom and Chris Pugh
  • Susquehanna Brewing Co. with the Community Partnership Award - sponsored by New Era Eye Care/Dr. Brian O'Donnell 
  • Michael Dougherty with the Arline Phillips Achievement Award - sponsored by Eye Care Specialists
  • Connie Scott with the Golden Anna Cervenak Community Impact Award - sponsored by Hackett Philanthropies

This dinner allows us to further our mission to help blind and visually impaired individuals achieve the best possible quality of life by providing compassionate services and to prevent vision loss through education and early detection for people of all ages. 

Thank you again to everyone (committees, board, attendees, sponsors and everyone inbetween)!! Feel free to check out the photos here!