Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impai (Philadelphia, PA)


  • Name:Ms. Patricia Johnson
  • Title:President & CEO

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impai
  • Address:919 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:215-627-0600
  • Main fax:215-922-0692

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired is to promote self-esteem, independence, and self-determination in people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training, and resources, and through community action and education serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired. ASB is comprised of 54 employees- over one-third of whom are blind or visually impaired – and benefits from the service of 125 volunteers each year who contributed over 25,000 hours of service in 2009.

  • History:
  • Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) is the largest nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization in the Delaware Valley (Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware) that serves persons who are blind or visually impaired. In 1983, three agencies (Radio Information Center for the Blind, the Nevil Institute for Rehabilitation Services, and Volunteer Services for the Blind) merged to form Associated Services for the Blind, an incorporated non-profit agency. With that merger, a collection of services - beginning in 1874, with the Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men - became an effective, stronger, unified organization, providing a broad and growing array of programming for persons who are most in need.

    Our mission is to promote self-esteem, independence, and self determination in people who are blind and visually impaired. ASB accomplishes this by providing support through education, training and resources, as well as through community action and public education, serving as a voice and advocate for the rights of all people who are blind or visually impaired.

    Since 1983, we have served over 200,000 blind and visually impaired individuals in our Human Services Division alone through our myriad of services which include, personal adjustment to blindness training, education/vocational testing and assessment, orientation and mobility training, life skills educational classes, support groups, recreational classes, escorted shopping, phone friends, case management, information and referral, and computer technology training. With our mission as our driving force, we've been able to provide quality services to a population that is often underserved and truly overlooked and have made it available in such a way that the Philadelphia Foundation named ASB as one of the top thirteen highest performing not-for-profit organizations in Pennsylvania in 2007.

  • Year established:1983
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:21
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:54

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Ronald Bowlan
    Kevin E. Brown
    Cynthia Fastman
    Dr. Roy G. Fitzgerald
    Frank Gable
    Francis R. Grebe
    Deborah Groeber, Esq.
    Robert Groom
    Lisa Ketcham
    Joanne Malatesta-Davidoff
    Patrick McGuigan
    Constance C. Moore
    Russell G. Redenbaugh
    Brent Roehrs
    Leonard P. Sayles
    Arthur Seidner, Esq.
    Michael J. Smedley
    Jonathan D. Sokoloff
    R. Thomas Unkefer
    Robert Winthrop
    Leonard Wolberg

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Patricia C. Johnson, President & CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Dolores Ferrara-Godzieba, Director, Braille Division
    Derby Ewing, Director, Human Services
    Domenic Cancelliere, Director, Physical Plant


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:23-1370508

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:231370508
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% ASSO
  • Organization Address:919 WALNUT ST
  • Organization City:PHILADELPHIA
  • Organization State:PA
  • Organization Zip:19107-5237
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1947
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):160
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P860
  • Asset Amount:$27,927,858
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$10,287,438
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,356,283
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 5:05:13 pm

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