This past January, I joined Optometry Giving Sight and couldn’t be happier to support this amazing organization and the thousands of people we serve in the United States, Canada and around the world. Although we do a lot of amazing work, one of the greatest OGS success stories is the committed staff who have been leading our organization, some for more than 15 years. Further, the recent addition of Lois Schoenbrun as our new Executive Director brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization. We are so excited to welcome her to the OGS family!
This monthly newsletter will provide you with a snapshot of a donor/practice and a grantee. It is important that you feel the impact of your dollars. We are unable to reach the thousands we help serve each year and provide, on a sustainable basis, the gift of sight to underserved individuals and communities around the world without you. YOU help ensure that no child or adult in need of vision services goes without. Thank you is never enough for all you do. For now, it will have to be enough. More to come!
Sharyn J. Gallatin, Esq.
Director of Development,
Donor Practice Spotlight – Mountain View Optometry
Drs. Tom Wilk and Michele Naruszewicz of Calgary, Alberta, Canada have been longstanding OGS supporters for over fifteen years. During that time, through their participation in the World Sight Day Challenge, they have donated thousands to OGS. Their commitment to providing sustainable solutions to preventing blindness and improving vision impairment is an example for all. OGS is extremely grateful to both of them and their entire staff for all they do to help our profession and the thousands we serve.
Grantee Spotlight – Ohio Optometric Foundation
In last year’s grant cycle, with funding provided by OGS, the Ohio Optometric Foundation was able to procure two sets of mobile equipment. This equipment was put to use at a community event in Fulton County, Ohio, where 31 people (7 children and 24 adults) received free eye exams. This a great example of the impact of your dollars helping closer to home. Without this funding, these people would have continued to be in need of vision exams. YOUR support ensured they were received high quality vision care. In the years to come, with your continued support, many more will continue to receive the vital services they need.
Optometry Giving Sight provides grants to projects throughout the United States, Canada and around the world in countries such as Haiti, Malawi and Tanzania. Your dollars are making a difference worldwide.
World Sight Day Challenge – September and October 2022
Vision Expo West – September 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas
Giving Tuesday – November 29, 2022