What is 2020 Vision Quest?

We lead and inspire students and professionals to reach their peak potential while providing financial support for crucial vision services.

2020 Vision Quest supports two organizations—NH Association for the Blind, and the internationally renowned Guiding Eyes for the Blind—to help ensure that life-changing services for the blind may always continue.

Learn more about 2020 Vision Quest

Book a presentation

Invite Randy to speak at your school or organization!

" ...it rocked the entire audience of 130 people. There were farmers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, artists from young to old... Everyone felt that Randy was talking to them. It was a profound experience."
– Celeste Barr, Beaver Brook Association

Support our mission

Your tax-deductible donation helps to raise and train dog guides, reach out to young people, and maintain services for blind people in New Hampshire. Any amount is welcome.

Left photo shows 2020’s presentation of oversized $30,000 
			check to NHAB at an outdoor event on a sunny Friday afternoon, July 9th in Concord NH. (L-R) Tracy Pierce, Randy Pierce, 
			and Michelle Arruda, immediate past chair of NHAB’s Board of Directors.  Right photo shows 2020’s similar presentation 
			of a matching $30,000 check to GEB outdoors at their Yorktown Heights, NY headquarters on a sunny Saturday July 10th. (L-R) 
			Guiding Eyes VP Sue Dishart with Healing Autism service dog in training Belinda, CEO Tom Panek with guide dog Gus, Randy 
			and Tracy Pierce with Randy's guide dog, Autumn.

#miles4quinn

Our community has logged
8,351
miles
as of Sunday, July 27!

Did you walk, run, bike, or otherwise undertake healthy miles today? Dedicate them to the Mighty Quinn!

Log my miles

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You’re not Seeing Double. We Donated $60,000!

2020 Vision Quest Contributes $30,000 each to NH Association for the Blind and Guiding Eyes for the Blind

On consecutive days of a recent early-July weekend, Randy, Tracy and Autumn Pierce proudly delivered, on behalf of 2020 Vision Quest, matching checks for $30,000 each to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind (NHAB) and to Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB).

The checks represented, once again, hard-earned growth over 2020’s annual donations of the prior three years. In 2011 each check was for $2,020; in 2012 each was $10,000, and last year each donation was for $20,200. Randy remarks, "In our four years thus far we’ve been able to give an incredible $124,440.00! This simply could never have happened without the generous and enthusiastic support of the 2020 Vision Quest community. People like you, reading this page right now. Our work is not done, though, and we’ll continue to need your support in all the many ways in which you’ve helped us already."

Title of chart is 
			'2020 Vision Quest total donation, by year, to NHAB and GEB combined.'  There are four vertical columns:   2011 shows a bar 
			at $4,040.  2012 a bar at $20,000. 2013 a bar at $40,400; and 2014 a bar at $60,000.  The legend underneath those four years 
			says '. . . and in 2015?'

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s mission has, for over 100 years, been "to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired." Its goal is to help people with vision loss continue to live safely and independently – at home, at work and in their community. NHAB offers a number of vision rehabilitation services individually tailored to clients’ needs—including vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility training, low-vision services, education services for school aged children and counseling. Volunteers are also available for transportation and home visits.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity. It is an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school with a 50-plus year legacy of providing the blind and visually impaired with superior Guiding Eyes dogs, training, and lifetime support services. Its professionals, volunteers and donors are all committed to giving its students—across the U.S. and worldwide--the gift of greater personal freedom, independence and dignity by providing them with the finest bred and trained guide dogs in the world.

Again thanks to you, 2020 Vision Quest itself, through volunteer Randy and his all-volunteer staff, has been able to keep carrying messages of positive empowerment to now over 33,000 New England public school students (see more on our Educational Outreach) and to thousands of adults in dozens of civic organizations and corporations.

Randy has been able to make his powerful and positive impact on so many lives thanks in large part to the life-changing services he’s received from both Guiding Eyes for the Blind and NHAB. His ultimate vision for 2020 Vision Quest is to ensure that no one else going through vision loss should have to lack these kinds of vital, empowering services.

NHAB Photo Caption:
Pictured: (L-R) Tracy Pierce, Randy Pierce, and Michelle Arruda, immediate past chair of NHAB’s Board of Directors. The group holds the $30,000 check presented on 7/9/14.

GEB Photo Caption:
Pictured: (L-R) Guiding Eyes VP Sue Dishart with Healing Autism service dog in training Belinda, CEO Tom Panek with guide dog Gus, Randy and Tracy Pierce with Randy's guide dog, Autumn. The group holds the $30,000 check presented on 7/10/14.

From the Blog

Going the extra mile

- Refuse to settle if you deserve better – and you do! This week Randy talks about his experience of taking control of his health against difficult odds. Plus a bonus announcement after the blog! Read more

Procrastinate procrastination!

- Randy lists his strategies for beating procrastination. What are yours? Read more

Independence Upon the Presidential Range

- Fourth of July Weekend without a 2020 Vision Quest Hike? Let’s flashback to our first Experience with Independence on the Presidential Range! Read more

Surf, Sand and Sunrise: Generations of Appreciation

- A beach sunrise on the longest day of the year allows Randy to savor experiences with his family. Read more

The Double Century

- Randy and his friend Brent Bell will ride 200 miles through New Hampshire, called a "Double Century" ride, on June 27. Read more

A Peak at this year's "Potential"

- Ticket sales are now open for Peak Potential 2014 on November 22! Randy and Erin, our new event coordinator, share how we're striving to make this year's event the best one yet. Read more
Beautiful photo of Quinn lying on the ground at summit of Mount Flume on sunny summer day (it was August 24th, 2013).  His head up and looking partially skyward, he appears to be in a serene, meditative pose.  Spectacular backdrop is Kinsman range and part of Mt. Liberty to the right. Superimposed in white, on left side of photo, is the following quote from Mahatma Gandhi:  I offer you peace.  I offer you love.  I offer you friendship.  I see your beauty.  I hear your need.  I feel your feelings.  My wisdom flows from the highest source.  I salute that source in you.  Let us work together for unity and peace.

We Salute and Honor the Marvelous Mighty Quinn
12/11/04 — 1/20/14

Farewell Quinn – We are all so fortunate to have had you touch our lives. Your love, devotion, perseverance and playfulness are held ever so warmly in our hearts. You enriched my life in so many wonderful ways well beyond the incredible Guide work for which you were trained. The heights we climbed, the lives you changed and the vacancy you leave are unimaginably immense. I hurt and grieve your loss intensely. I promise to honor you and the gifts you gave to me, Tracy and our world. I love you my beloved boy and I am in the company of so many who will feel similarly.

Read our Blog entry for more information about Quinn and some great stories about his amazing life.

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn in harness smiles up at the camera.

Randy's new guide dog has entered our lives and charmed our hearts. Learn more about Autumn here.

How does a sightless man climb a mountain?

See a 15-minute documentary film about Randy and 2020 Vision Quest's July 4th climb of Mount Washington. Teaser video of Blind Ambition
Watch the "Blind Ambition" trailer

2020 DVDs still available!

We are proud to announce Extended Availability of the 2020 VisionQuest DVD "Four More Feet" documenting Randy and Quinn's Historic Winter 48 Hikes! DVD ordering instructions, along with the download for the Descriptive Video Service, can be found at the following link.

Get a copy of "Four More Feet"
Support the Vision! Visit our online gift shop. All profits support our charitable mission.