Cincinnati Association for the
Blind & Visually Impaired

CABVI’s First Ever Virtual Dining in the Dark was a huge success!

Cincinnati, OH –  Thanks so much to all those who participated in CABVI’s first ever virtual Dining in the Dark. With generous, unwavering support from the community, CABVI hosted the online event to raise money for our services that empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired. We are pleased to announce that we raised over $100,000 to help individuals adapt to vision loss!


CABVI honored this year’s Barney H. Kroger Humanitarian Award winner A. Richard (Dick) Thomas. Participants enjoyed an online auction, a wine raffle, and a bourbon raffle. Local celebrity Natalie Jones (from Q102) emceed the event and celebrity mixologist Mollie Wellman prepared a special Blue Moon cocktail. Virtual entertainment was provided by comedian Josh Sneed and local band, Motherfolk. A few of our CABVI friends also joined in with their testimonials in support of our agency including Mona Morrow, John Curl, Kyle Inskeep, Paula Toti and Dave Lapham.


All proceeds support CABVI’s mission of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to be independent. Special thanks to Exclusive Presenting Sponsor: LumAware Safety and Platinum Level sponsors: Encore, Essendant, Millennium, and Olberding Brand Family.


Next year’s Dining in the Dark will be held on Nov 20, 2021 at Hard Rock Casino Event Center from 6-10pm. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aaron Bley, VP of Community Relations /CDO at 513-487-4233.




Since 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in the Greater Cincinnati region. Through all of its programs and services, it strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead full and independent lives. CABVI provides services to more than 6,000 people each year. For more information about CABVI, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit our website at

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