Eliot Russman, Fidelco's CEO & Executive DirectorPartnerships Built On Devotion

Throughout Fidelco's more than 50-year history, we have witnessed hundreds of remarkable women reach the pinnacle of their success with Fidelco German Shepherd guide dogs by their sides. 

We are honored to count presidential appointees, screenwriters, executives, lawyers and mothers among our clients. They influence national policies, science, education and the arts. They change the world.

Women are disproportionately affected by blindness in the United States and worldwide; two-thirds of those who are visually impaired are women and girls and that number is growing. As our organization continues to grow and evolve, we are focusing on more ways to provide guide dogs to women affected by vision loss. Undoubtedly, their accomplishments and perseverance will continue to inspire us. We can't wait to tell their stories.

In this issue of FidelcoNews, we are shining a spotlight on our exceptional female clients, tireless volunteers and dedicated staff. They strengthen our community and are integral to Fidelco Guide Dogs' success now and in the future.

Your continued dedication to our charitable mission makes these inspirational stories possible. Thank you for your support.


Eliot D. Russman
President & Chief Executive Officer