Optometry Giving Sight Reaches Million Dollar Goal
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:21 AM
DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight
announced that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign
has now reached its goal. Initiated in 2014, the campaign sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight’s funded projects throughout the world, with specific focus on the proposed new School of Optometry in Haiti
. The target was achieved at the recent Vision Source Exchange in San Antonio.
“It’s been an incredible effort that has involved our monthly donors, the Member Support Center teams who raised close to $300,000 as part of the World Sight Day Challenge, key sponsors such as Essilor, CooperVision and Bausch + Lomb, and all the practices who participate in the I Care & Share program, World Sight Day Challenge, Chairman’s Club, Mobile Eye Unit campaign or who have made individual gifts,” said Clive Miller CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “We thank them all sincerely for their support.”
The Exchange Meeting was also an opportunity for Optometry Giving Sight to recognize and celebrate 59 individuals and practices as the 2016 Philanthropists of the year, for their 10 years of monthly giving to the Circle of Sight program.
Dr. Ted McElroy, SECO president and president and CEO of Vision Source Tifton
was also honored with the Practice of the Year award; while Drs. Thomas and Susan Quinn of Quinn, Foster & Associates
were honored with the World Sight Day Challenge Achievement award.