Annual Luncheon

Celebrating 58 Years of Service to the Community!

2023 marks 58 Years of Service to our community. In fact, in it’s very early days, this organization made it possible for Executive Director Cheryl Orgas to be one of the first students to receive braille at the same time as her sighted peers. Today she leads our efforts to ensure that children and adults can participate fully in school, work and recreation by having the audio, braille or tactiles needed for equal access in the world.

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ABLE Annual Awards Luncheon & Benefit

Thursday, October 26, 2023
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (registration at 11:15 a.m.)

The Italian Conference Center – Festa Ballroom
631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

You won’t want to miss the 2023 ABLE Annual Awards Luncheon & Benefit! Together we will celebrate 58 years of serving the audio, braille, and tactile needs of blind and printed disabled people in our community and beyond. Join us in honoring and acknowledging our dedicated and loyal volunteers.

$55 per person. Complimentary for ABLE volunteers and the students and teachers ABLE serves.


 Southwest Chicken Cobb Salad

romaine and mixed greens, grape tomatoes, bacon, roasted corn, black beans, hard boiled eggs, queso fresco, cilantro, pepitas


Vegetarian/Vegan Southwest Cobb Salad

romaine and mixed greens, grape tomatoes, quinoa, tofu, roasted corn, black beans, cilantro, pepitas

chipotle-avocado dressing and oil and balsamic


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Audio & Braille Advocate Sponsors

Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Beyond Vision


Book Builder Sponsors

Ann Johnston, ABLE Board Director

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library


Literacy Leader Sponsor



Education Enhancer Sponsors


Joanne Gerszewski

Independence First         

Dale Kuehn, ABLE Board Director                                                                           

Robert Watson, ABLE Board Treasurer & Jennifer Watson

Cheryl Orgas & William Meeker

Ritz Holman