Press Releases

Press Releases

November 20, 2019
Larry Kinitsky has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Helen Keller Services (HKS), one of New York City’s largest and oldest human service organizations serving individuals who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind or have combined hearing
October 4, 2019
With Yukiko Yamanouchi, the spouse of the Consul General of Japan in New York, Mrs. Akie Abe met with students and staff to learn about issues affecting individuals who are deaf-blind.
August 22, 2019
Investors Bank President and COO Domenick Cama will serve as HKS Gala Honoree. Serving as Master of Ceremonies will be five-time Emmy Award winner Amy Freeze.
July 29, 2019
Helen Keller Services For The Blind Assumes Operation Of The Computer Center For Visually Impaired People
June 17, 2019
Kimberly Zimmer, Goodwill Industries International Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Helen Keller Services (HKS).
July 30, 2018
Mark Farrell will serve as emcee of Helen Keller Services’ 125th Anniversary Gala on September 13th, 2018
June 18, 2018
Passing of Philip F. Stenger
May 31, 2018
USB-IF Publishes HID Standard for Braille Displays
April 16, 2018
CBRE CHAIRMAN, NYC CAPITAL MARKETS, DARCY STACOM AND FORMER NATIONAL GRID CHAIRMAN ROBERT B. CATELL NAMED HELEN KELLER SERVICES GALA HONOREES
March 23, 2018
Passing of Sr. Bernadette Wynne
February 22, 2018
Passing of retired HKNC employee Sister Bernie Wynne
February 1, 2018
Lawrence S. Helen Keller Services mourns the passing of its former Board Trustee and Chairman, Lawrence S. Brooks on January 31st. Mr. Wizel was first elected to the Board in 1985, elected Chairman in 1996 and became Trustee Emeritus in 2009.
January 23, 2018
Helen Keller Services Kicks off 125th Anniversary Celebration
August 30, 2016
First Helen's Run/Walk 2016 Southeast to be held this November in King, North Carolina
July 28, 2016
An action packed fun filled day marked the 7th Annual Activities day between The New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America, Gift of Sight and Camp Helen Keller.
July 28, 2016
An action packed fun filled day marked the 7th Annual Activities day between The New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America, Gift of Sight and Camp Helen Keller.
July 18, 2016
Helen Keller National Center applauds Senators Schumer and Blunt on passage of their bill to improve access to modern reading technologies for the Blind
June 23, 2016
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week June 26th - July 2nd, encourages employers to recruit deaf-blind individuals.
January 29, 2016
Former NYC Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno is Appointed President & CEO
January 22, 2015
Haben Girma has been elected as a Trustee of the Board for Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB).