PHILANTHROPY: So the Blind May See

In 1948, Henry Staffel, 52, Chicago meat packer and owner of the Perk Dog Food Co., teamed up with a new business partner: Bishop Bernard Sheil, Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of Chicago and founder of the Pilot Guide Dog Foundation, which supplies free dogs to the blind. Their agreement was no ordinary business deal. Staffel, who had long wanted to do something for the blind, agreed to turn over to the foundation "forever" the profits on every can (about a penny) of Perk Dog Food for which a label was mailed in to Bishop Sheil. "I had no idea...

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