Braille Monitor               May 2023

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#NFB23 Give $20 Drawing—Aira Provides Challenge Grant

Each year, thousands of Federation members contribute before and during national convention to various funds that support blind people. In 2023, your generosity is still needed to fund our great programs. When you give $20 or more between May 1 and July 6, 3:00 p.m. Central Time, you will be entered into the Give $20 Convention Drawing. Each $20 increment is a chance to win.

Even better, Aira, the leading provider of visual interpreting, has generously offered to double your dollars by matching up to $25,000.

“My mom sent me an application to speak at my high school’s upcoming graduation. Since the application was not accessible, I placed a free call to Aira and had the information I needed to fill it out in minutes. I appreciate that AIRA provides information access when other methods are inefficient for me, and I appreciate AIRA’s support of the National Federation of the Blind”

When you contribute to Give $20, you’ll be entered to win:


The campaign supports several funds:

Kenneth Jernigan Fund: The proceeds from this fund are used to bring attendees to their first national convention. It is named for Dr. Jernigan who planned our conventions for more than forty years and who did so much to make them what they are today.

SUN Fund: These funds are being set aside for a rainy day.

White Cane Fund: These dollars go directly to the general treasury of the Federation.

tenBroek Fund: These dollars go to the tenBroek Memorial Fund which owns the property at 200 East Wells at Jernigan Place in Baltimore for the benefit of blind people.

How to contribute and qualify

You must specify a fund to enter the drawing. You can do this by using our Give $20 online donation form ( or in the memo if giving by check. Choose one of the funds outlined above. Your donation will be counted for the drawing regardless of which fund you designate. If you are not sure which fund to elect, please select our White Cane Fund as it allows the most flexibility to meet changing organizational needs.

Note: The drawing is for individuals and is not intended for contributions by divisions, state affiliates, or chapters.

Help us share the Federation with others. Thank you for your generosity!

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