How it works

Get started

Interested in hosting an event to raise funds for Perkins? Apply today and a member of our team will get in touch.

Plan and fundraise

Plan your event and spread the word within your community. Need inspiration? Learn about other community fundraisers hosted by impact seekers just like you.


You did it! Celebrate your success, knowing the funds you raised will positively impact the 240 million children with disabilities around the world.

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Fundraising spotlight


Learn more about community fundraising.

One hundred percent of donations for your event will be directed to the area of greatest need at Perkins School for the Blind. 

As the event organizer, you are responsible for all fundraising efforts and logistics from inception to the day the check/donation is issued to Perkins School for the Blind. This includes obtaining all vendors (venue, entertainment, food/beverage, etc.), necessary permits or licenses, staffing/volunteers, securing auction items, drawing participants to the event and all fundraising aspects associated with your event. Perkins employees and staff members are happy to provide creative guidance at their discretion, but are unable to manage organizational or administrative tasks for proposed community events due to limited resources.

  • Logo for marketing materials (use of our name or logo must be pre-approved prior to use)
  • IRS-compliant tax receipt for donations made directly to Perkins School for the Blind or the benefiting site of care. Check must include the donor name, contact information, event name and be submitted within 30 days of the event.

  • Perkins School for the Blind tax-exemption number
  • Bank accounts or assistance processing or paying expenses
  • Insurance, liability coverage or permits, liquor licenses, raffle licenses
  • Mailing list of donors, corporate partners or vendors
  • Website or registration page
  • Letterhead or any type of stationary
  • Media publicity
  • Celebrity or professional athletes
  • Giveaways
  • Guaranteed attendance or participation of patients, staff, physicians or volunteers at planning meetings for the event
  • Assistance in soliciting donations, handling mailings, attending committee meetings, collecting donations and recruiting attendees
  • Guaranteed volunteer or staff attendance at the event

Submit your Community Fundraiser event today

We’re excited to collaborate. Get started today!

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Additional ways to give

Support our mission in a way that works best for you, whether that’s hosting your own fundraiser while pursuing your next adventure, becoming a monthly donor, or making a gift today.