For nearly 15 years, Margaret Ann Dimond has served as an assistant professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where she primarily works as part of the graduate school faculty. When she isn’t teaching, Margaret Ann Dimond supports a number of animal-based organizations and is a board member of Leader Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit group that trains dogs to help people who are visually impaired.
Last March, Leader Dogs for the Blind held a special fundraising event in conjunction with local area Wendy’s restaurants. Howard and Lisa O’Brien, who own a number of franchises throughout Michigan, were eager to partner with the organization. They have been longtime supporters of the nonprofit, and have raised three Future Leader Dogs as volunteers.
Leader Dogs for the Blind CEO and President Susan Daniels praised the efforts of the O’Briens, expressing gratitude for their support through the fundraiser as well as being volunteers. Ms. Daniels says that through their efforts, the community has become more aware of Leader Dogs and its important mission.