FOR THE BLIND PRESENTS AWARD
On Friday, June 13th
Mr. Victor Gainor and National Braille Press will be
presented with the 2014 Xavier Award at the New York
Athletic Club. In an evening of dancing, dinner and
celebration, cocktail hour begins at 6:30 and the award will
be presented at around 7:45. Tickets are $150, and include
the open bar during the cocktail hour and wine and beer
during dinner. For reservations call (212) 473-7800 or visit
or use this link to go directly to a site to purchase
tickets (http://http://bit.ly/1gjxvaL ).
Reservations must be made through the Xavier Society, not
the NYAC. For those unable to attend, tax-deductible
contributions are most welcome. Some sponsorship and
advertising opportunities are also still available.
Emcee for the
evening will be FOX News correspondent Lea Gabrielle,
Annapolis graduate and former fighter pilot. A small Silent
Auction will include signed Heisman Trophy ballots, having a
magician perform at your house or event, a fur something
from Peter Duffy Furs, and several other special items.
Music will be provided by the Guss Hayes Orchestra.
Mr. Victor Gainer is
a member of the Xavier Society Board, former Board member
and Treasurer of the New York Athletic Club, he worked for
many years with the Navy League and on Wall Street. He
continues to work with charitable and fraternal groups
including the American Legion (where he is a past Post
Commander), the Catholic War Veterans, and a small private
organization dedicated to the traditions of certain Native
Americans. He served in the Marine Corps, and credits that
experience with any success he has achieved. He is married,
with four children and several grandchildren.
A non-profit braille
publisher, National Braille Press promotes literacy for
blind children through outreach programs and provides access
to information by producing materials in braille for blind
children and adults. National Braille Press is the premier
braille publisher in the US, specializing in producing
original braille works written by blind authors expressly
for blind people. NBP's Center for Braille Innovation is
providing access to information through more efficient
braille production and the development of e-braille
The Xavier Award is
presented to an individual or an organization representing
the values and dedication exemplified by St. Francis Xavier.
The award honors those who go out into the world, who
dedicate themselves to spreading God’s message by preaching
or by example, those who spend their time and energy beyond
the norm and who are willing to make extraordinary
sacrifices in the name of others and for their good. Special
consideration is given to those who help the blind and those
who work with the blind.
Fr. John R.