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2021 Night for Sight
May 20, 2021
We warmly invite you to join us for a Night for Sight, a magical evening and benefit to support Eversight's sight-saving services. Proceeds benefit Eversight’s Dr. John E. Randolph Memorial Fund for central Illinois patients awaiting the gift of sight. Eversight is the sole nonprofit eye bank... read more
We warmly invite you to join us for a Night for Sight, a magical evening and benefit to support... read more
2021 Spring Chocolate Tasting for Sight!
Mar 26, 2021
Send someone a sweet treat or spoil yourself with an elegant box of 24 tasting squares created by Mindo Chocolate Makers! Handcrafted in Dexter, Michigan, Mindo’s vegan, organic chocolates are lovingly created from responsibly sourced cocoa beans. Each box includes: 24 tasting squares... read more
Send someone a sweet treat or spoil yourself with an elegant box of 24 tasting squares created... read more
2021 Gift of Sight Masquerade
Mar 17, 2021
The annual Gift of Sight Masquerade helps raise funds to serve the thousands of men, women and children in need of sight-restoring cornea transplants. Join Eversight and our Gift of Sight Co-Chairs Michael Caputo and Candace Jordan for this see-worthy night at the fabulous Peninsula Chicago to... read more
The annual Gift of Sight Masquerade helps raise funds to serve the thousands of men, women and... read more
2021 GOLF FOR GOOD!
Mar 10, 2021
The Eversight/Ann Arbor Host Lions Club's long-standing annual golf classic raises awareness and charitable support for sight-saving transplants and vision research. Eversight is the nation's largest non-profit community-based eye bank network, working to restore sight and prevent blindness... read more
The Eversight/Ann Arbor Host Lions Club's long-standing annual golf classic raises awareness and... read more
Celebrating 50 years in New Jersey: 1970-2020
Dec 31, 2020
In 1970, a group of men and women known as the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs—a fraternal organization working to promote personal and social development— saw a critical Garden State need. They collaborated with the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on a plan. The need was the... read more
In 1970, a group of men and women known as the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs—a fraternal... read more
Golf for Good!
Sep 8, 2020
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Research Grant Applications
Aug 31, 2020
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A gift too monumental for words
May 27, 2020
Patrick Pruitt had his sight restored with a cornea transplant when he was just 6 years old. Today, Patrick is celebrating 30 years with the same cornea. In that time, he has shared his story with countless others, served on the Eversight Michigan Advisory Board and pursued a challenging career in... read more
Patrick Pruitt had his sight restored with a cornea transplant when he was just 6 years... read more
Join the Illinois Auxiliary Board
Feb 26, 2020
Eversight, a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in Chicago in 1947, is the largest nonprofit eye bank network. We work with the families of those who donate the gift of sight, and with surgeons and researchers to ensure safe, successful sight-restoring transplants for more than 8,000... read more
Eversight, a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in Chicago in 1947, is the largest... read more
My life and the lives of my family are forever changed.
Oct 21, 2019
Ten years ago, I was given the gift of sight. This gift has allowed me to see and share in weddings, graduations, birthdays and the birth of my grandchildren. It allows me to reach out and volunteer. It allows me to share ice cream cones with sprinkles late at night with my college-age... read more
Ten years ago, I was given the gift of sight. This gift has allowed me to see and share in... read more
Gift of Sight Mystery Masquerade
Sep 24, 2019
You are invited to an unforgettable evening at the 21st Annual Gift of Sight Mystery Masquerade on Thursday, October 24, at The Peninsula Chicago. Read... read more
You are invited to an unforgettable evening at the 21st Annual Gift of Sight Mystery Masquerade... read more
Bowling for Brighter Tomorrows
Aug 24, 2019
Whether you’ve got a mean hook, are looking to avoid gutter balls or just love great company, join Eversight and help us restore sight and prevent blindness at Bowling for Brighter Tomorrows! This event includes two games of bowling, shoes, pizza and unlimited soft drinks. Space is limited,... read more
Whether you’ve got a mean hook, are looking to avoid gutter balls or just love great company,... read more
Gift of Sight Golf Classic in Michigan
Jun 15, 2019
The Gift of Sight Golf Classic in partnership with the Ann Arbor Host Lions Club. Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:30 a.m. shotgun start Washtenaw Golf and Country Club 2955 Packard St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 $145 per golfer Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast, awards, tee gift,... read more
The Gift of Sight Golf Classic in partnership with the Ann Arbor Host Lions Club. Saturday,... read more
Science With Scarlett
Jun 15, 2019
Science With Scarlett is a children's picture book series about a young girl scientist and her teddy bear assistant who do amazing experiments with the reader.The first book in the series is What Color Will It Be? and 15% of the proceeds go to Eversight! Discover something new with Scarlett and... read more
Science With Scarlett is a children's picture book series about a young girl scientist and her... read more
Eversight and Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital unveil eye bank in Pakistan
May 24, 2019
The first of three new world-class eye banks through an Eversight collaboration with Pakistani medical professionals and vision health organizations has opened at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan—a project years in the making. Pakistan President Arif Alvi attended the eye... read more
The first of three new world-class eye banks through an Eversight collaboration with Pakistani... read more
2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants
Apr 12, 2019
The Eversight Eye and Vision Research Grant Program provides funding to emerging and established investigators for new and pioneering research. Awards range from $10,000–$25,000. Grants are intended as seed money to develop promising foundational research, collect initial data and... read more
The Eversight Eye and Vision Research Grant Program provides funding to emerging and... read more
Shaping our future
Feb 6, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Danielle E. Foster, Dr. Shahzad I. Mian and Katheryne L. Zelenock. “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Foster, Dr. Mian and Ms. Zelenock to the Eversight Board of... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of... read more
Eversight awarded major grant for community outreach
Jan 16, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight is advancing support for the elimination of corneal blindness thanks to a generous $60,000 grant by the DMC Foundation. The two-year grant will help fund the important work of Eversight to advance the knowledge and support for corneal transplantation and eye, organ... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight is advancing support for the elimination of corneal blindness thanks... read more
Study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period
Dec 12, 2018
Efforts from the largest clinical trial in the field of corneal diseases and surgery is paying off. The Cornea Preservation Time Study (CPTS), which began in 2012, involved more than 1,000 patients and 70 researchers from across the United States. Under the leadership of study chair Dr. Jonathan... read more
Efforts from the largest clinical trial in the field of corneal diseases and surgery is paying... read more
November is Eye Donation Month!
Nov 30, 2018
Since it was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, Eye Donation Month is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the importance of registering to be a donor, cornea donation and transplantation. This year’s Eye Donation Month campaign is centered around the theme The Power of... read more
Since it was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, Eye Donation Month is the perfect... read more
DMEK wet lab training
Nov 10, 2018
UCONN Outpatient Pavilion 135 Dowling Way Farmington, CT 06030 Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018  8 a.m.—3 p.m. Registration fee $1,000 Includes Breakfast and lunch DMEK Complete SPS > (yours to take home) Please join us for our DMEK training wet lab featuring Dr. Lorenzo Cervantes... read more
UCONN Outpatient Pavilion 135 Dowling Way Farmington, CT 06030 Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018  8... read more
Night for Sight, Cleveland Museum of Art
Nov 5, 2018
Tickets & sponsorshipsNovember 5, 2018  6:30 p.m.
  Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH, 44106 Cocktails, dinner & program Co-chairs: Jonathan Lass, M.D. and Allen Roth, M.D. 
Legacy Award: William J. Reinhart, M.D., corneal surgeon and past Medical Director of the... read more
Tickets & sponsorshipsNovember 5, 2018  6:30 p.m.
  Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd.,... read more
Cornea transplants offer young recipient a chance for an enriched life
Oct 31, 2018
Duaa Babekr was just 4 years old when she began experiencing vision problems. Realizing their daughter—the second oldest of their five children—would have to struggle to do things that came naturally to other kids was heartbreaking for her parents, but they tried to stay positive. “It... read more
Duaa Babekr was just 4 years old when she began experiencing vision problems. Realizing their... read more
Oct 31, 2018
Born with congenital glaucoma, Lily Schlafauser has dealt with eye problems since birth. She underwent her first cornea transplant at just 15 months old, and has had three more since. "Constant doctors visits, surgeries and eye drops have become a normal part of her life," said Lily's mother,... read more
Born with congenital glaucoma, Lily Schlafauser has dealt with eye problems since birth. She... read more
Oct 31, 2018
Alicia Linde was 16 years old when she was diagnosed with glaucoma. Suddenly, as a high school student, she was thrown into a world of eye tests, doctor visits and the prospect of losing her sight in just a matter of years. “It was very hard to feel normal at that age when you’re dealing... read more
Alicia Linde was 16 years old when she was diagnosed with glaucoma. Suddenly, as a high school... read more
Saturday for Sight
Sep 15, 2018
Eversight Auxiliary Board Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 1–4 p.m. Cost: $65 general admission, $75 at the door Joy District 112 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654 Join the Eversight Auxiliary Board for our annual Saturday for Sight fundraiser, and help us eliminate preventable corneal blindness in our... read more
Eversight Auxiliary Board Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 1–4 p.m. Cost: $65 general admission, $75 at... read more
Building a better future
Sep 13, 2018
Dr. Wajid Ali Khan hears all the stories. A son wants to donate one of his corneas so his father can see again. A mother doesn’t know how she will care for her children if she can’t see. A husband is the lone bread-winner of the family, but his job is in jeopardy because of poor... read more
Dr. Wajid Ali Khan hears all the stories. A son wants to donate one of his corneas so his... read more
Persistence personified
Sep 13, 2018
Gerry Bouey wanted a job. As the third child of six in a blue-collar Detroit home, the precocious 12-year-old figured he needed to find work, just like his older brother and sister had when they turned 12. But there was one significant difference between Gerry and his siblings. None of them... read more
Gerry Bouey wanted a job. As the third child of six in a blue-collar Detroit home, the... read more
Jan Phillips is giving back
Sep 13, 2018
When Jan Phillips lost her sight, she thought to herself, “What am I missing the most? What would I do if I could see again?” As a teenager, Jan was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye disease in which the cornea bulges outward and distorts vision. If the disease progresses, vision loss... read more
When Jan Phillips lost her sight, she thought to herself, “What am I missing the most? What... read more
Everyone has a story
Aug 30, 2018
Dr. Wajid Ali Khan hears all the heart-wrenching stories. A son wants to donate one of his corneas so his father can see again. A distraught mother doesn’t know how she will care for her children if she can’t see. A husband is the lone bread-winner of the family, but his job is in... read more
Dr. Wajid Ali Khan hears all the heart-wrenching stories. A son wants to donate one of his... read more
Leading change
Aug 30, 2018
Global Development leaders Collin Ross and Erik Hellier were honored this summer in Pakistan where Eversight is developing an eye banking system to serve an estimated 250,000 corneal blind patients. Ross and Hellier each received International Invited Speaker Awards, and Ross, Vice President... read more
Global Development leaders Collin Ross and Erik Hellier were honored this summer in Pakistan... read more
8th annual Sighting in on Vision sporting clay shoot
Aug 25, 2018
Sporting clay shoot Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club Saturday, August 25, 2018 11 a.m.—3:30 p.m. Enjoy an unforgettable day of sporting clay shooting, food, beverages and awards in Grand Blanc, Mich. Sign up as an individual or join as a team, and don’t forget to take advantage of the... read more
Sporting clay shoot Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club Saturday, August 25, 2018 11 a.m.—3:30... read more
Bowling for Brighter Tomorrows
Aug 11, 2018
New date and locationAugust 11, 2018 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30 per bowler, $15 dinner onlyWoodland Lanes 33775 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150Whether you’ve got a mean hook, are looking to avoid gutter balls or just love great company, join Eversight and help us restore sight and prevent blindness at... read more
New date and locationAugust 11, 2018 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30 per bowler, $15 dinner onlyWoodland Lanes... read more
‘Eversight is committed to supporting research that may potentially lead to innovative therapies and treatments’
Aug 7, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight has awarded five grants totaling $95,000 through its Center for Eye and Vision Research. The awards were determined by an independent review panel composed of distinguished scientists, ophthalmologists and health services researchers, who selected projects that... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eversight has awarded five grants totaling $95,000 through its Center for Eye... read more
Donate Life Transplant Games 2018
Aug 5, 2018
The transplantation and donation community are gearing up for the Biennial Transplant Games of America! This year’s games are Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and registration is open. Visit transplantgamesofamerica.org and find your state team for more... read more
The transplantation and donation community are gearing up for the Biennial Transplant Games of... read more
20th Annual Gift of Sight Gala, The Peninsula Chicago
Jun 28, 2018
June 28, 2018 6–10 p.m.
 The Peninsula Chicago 108 E. Superior, Chicago, IL, 60611 Co-Chairs: Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo 
2018 Visionary: Marco A. Foster 2018 Gift of Sight Honoree: Elmer Y. Tu, M.D. Tickets: Online ticket sales for the 20th Annual Gift of Sight Gala are now... read more
June 28, 2018 6–10 p.m.
 The Peninsula Chicago 108 E. Superior, Chicago, IL,... read more
Sweatwork for Sight
Jun 16, 2018
Host: Eversight Auxiliary Board in partnership with Equinox and RentgrataSaturday, June 1611:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Cost: $35Equinox Lincoln Park1750 N Clark StChicago, IL 60614Join the Eversight Auxiliary Board for a Saturday morning Vinyasa Yoga session to "Sweat for Sight!" Registration includes yoga... read more
Host: Eversight Auxiliary Board in partnership with Equinox and RentgrataSaturday, June 1611:45... read more
Colton’s story
Apr 24, 2018
In the middle of a hot Michigan summer, Colton Thompson and his brothers set off for the pond on the family’s property. Colton’s brother had saved up money for a shiny new fishing lure, and it was time to test it out. Along the water’s edge Colton knelt down to tie his shoe, just as... read more
In the middle of a hot Michigan summer, Colton Thompson and his brothers set off for the pond... read more
Donate Life Coalition’s ALIVE Fundraiser
Apr 20, 2018
April 20, 20186 p.m.Sign up... read more
April 20, 20186 p.m.Sign up... read more
Eversight names David Bosch as new President
Apr 17, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — David Bosch, an Illinois native and 22-year veteran in eye, organ and tissue donation, has been promoted to President of Eversight, a nonprofit organization restoring sight and preventing blindness around the world. A respected leader in the field of eye banking, Bosch most... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — David Bosch, an Illinois native and 22-year veteran in eye, organ and tissue... read more
National Donate Life Day in Michigan
Apr 11, 2018
Eversight, Gift of Life Michigan and Lions and Lioness Clubs will join Secretary of State branch offices across the state to promote donation and encourage patrons to join the Donor Registry. Volunteer “buddies” will provide information to customers about becoming a registered eye, organ and... read more
Eversight, Gift of Life Michigan and Lions and Lioness Clubs will join Secretary of State branch... read more
Changing the future of research
Apr 4, 2018
CLEVELAND — Eversight has launched the Eversight Vision Research Registry & Biorepository, a program dedicated to helping scientists accelerate ocular research and discover cures for the world’s most critical eye diseases. The program is a two-part system—one providing Cleveland-area... read more
CLEVELAND — Eversight has launched the Eversight Vision Research Registry & Biorepository, a... read more
Cornea Society bestows highest award to Eversight Medical Director
Apr 2, 2018
Alan Sugar, M.D., a current member of the Eversight Medical Advisory Board, has been awarded the Cornea Society’s Castroviejo Medal, the highest honor given by the organization. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern cornea transplant surgery, is given each year... read more
Alan Sugar, M.D., a current member of the Eversight Medical Advisory Board, has been awarded the... read more
National Donate Life Month
Apr 1, 2018
You can give the gift of sight. Register to be an eye, organ and tissue donor. Learn... read more
You can give the gift of sight. Register to be an eye, organ and tissue donor. Learn... read more
Seeing is believing
Mar 15, 2018
They came to the United States for training and left with the knowledge to transform lives through the gift of sight. Seven surgeons from three countries converged on Eversight for three separate, week-long crash courses on eye banking this winter, observing everything from Eversight... read more
They came to the United States for training and left with the knowledge to transform lives... read more
‘My own personal heroes’
Mar 15, 2018
One of Barbara Van Dorn’s two cornea transplants has a small, barely noticeable “S” stamp. The marker helps physicians position the ultra-thin cornea during the surgical process. But for Barbara, the “S” means something else entirely. “It should stand for Superman,” she... read more
One of Barbara Van Dorn’s two cornea transplants has a small, barely noticeable “S”... read more
A gift that keeps giving
Mar 13, 2018
Julie May thought no one would want her eyes. She was born with congenital cataracts and had one removed more than 25 years ago. So why join the Donor Registry? It’s not like she could donate anyway ... At least that’s what she assumed. But as a Lions District Governor in Michigan,... read more
Julie May thought no one would want her eyes. She was born with congenital cataracts and had... read more
See life in full bloom at the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Feb 16, 2018
CHICAGO — Join Eversight at the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show and take a visual journey through its featured garden themed “Sights and Sounds to Delight Your Senses–Leap into Spring” that celebrates eye, organ and tissue donation. Thanks to a grant by Donate Life Illinois (DLI),... read more
CHICAGO — Join Eversight at the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show and take a visual journey... read more
Eversight Board members inducted into Michigan Lions Hall of Fame
Feb 9, 2018
When Gary Babcock and Robert (Bob) Sturgis, two devoted Eversight Board members, became Lions more than four decades ago, it was never for personal recognition or public gratitude. They just wanted to make a difference in their communities and state. In acknowledgement of their significant... read more
When Gary Babcock and Robert (Bob) Sturgis, two devoted Eversight Board members, became Lions more... read more
Impacting sight around the world
Feb 6, 2018
Something keeps pulling Dr. Richard Gieser and Dr. John Garrett back. Dr. Gieser has worked in 19 countries, sometimes visiting multiple continents in the same year, and is a former recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award. From Sudan and Egypt to... read more
Something keeps pulling Dr. Richard Gieser and Dr. John Garrett back. Dr. Gieser has worked in... read more
Inform. Inspire. Influence.
Feb 6, 2018
With a kind heart, fierce mind and brave spirit, Connor Walsh dreamed of a career in the criminal justice field. He loved helping others, whether it was at school and community outreach events, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout or working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) when he was 16... read more
With a kind heart, fierce mind and brave spirit, Connor Walsh dreamed of a career in the... read more
9 recipients of 2017 Eye & Vision Research Grants
Jan 8, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks, has awarded nine grants totaling $155,323 through its Center for Eye and Vision Research. The awards were determined by an independent review panel composed of distinguished scientists, ophthalmologists and health services... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Eversight, a global nonprofit network of eye banks, has awarded nine grants... read more
Support the gift of sight
Jan 5, 2018
Celebrating Sight honors the healing connections we make through donation and transplantation in the face of adversity. In this collection you will read real letters from donor families and recipients and see favorite sights shared by friends who support our mission.  These stories reflect the... read more
Celebrating Sight honors the healing connections we make through donation and transplantation in... read more
Researcher spotlight: Dr. Ali Djalilian, M.D.
Dec 20, 2017
Dr. Djalilian is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a board-certified ophthalmologist. He is recognized authority on immunologic issues in corneal/limbal stem cell transplantation and the surgical management of severe ocular surface... read more
Dr. Djalilian is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of... read more
Eversight receives EBAA research grant targeted at improving cornea transplants
Nov 7, 2017
May 26, 2017—Eversight received a $5,160 grant from the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) for research being conducted to reduce and prevent fungal infection in cornea transplants. Although the underlying reason has yet to be identified, global incidence of fungal infections are steadily... read more
May 26, 2017—Eversight received a $5,160 grant from the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)... read more
Eversight and Statline announce groundbreaking eye bank software solution
Nov 7, 2017
April 20, 2017—Eversight and Statline, a leading service provider in the donation and transplant community, announced that they have joined forces to develop an integrated software solution that meets the changing needs of the eye bank community. “We are combining the market and domain... read more
April 20, 2017—Eversight and Statline, a leading service provider in the donation and transplant... read more
International conference to fight blindness worldwide
Nov 7, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017—Eversight received high praise from world-renowned physicians and trained more than a dozen surgeons at the annual Asia Cornea Society (ACS) Scientific Meeting in Seoul, South Korea. At the heart of the conference was an Eversight sponsored wet lab, orchestrated by the Singapore... read more
Jan. 24, 2017—Eversight received high praise from world-renowned physicians and trained more than... read more
New bill in Illinois
Nov 7, 2017
Registered eye, organ and tissue donors in Illinois can now be as young as 16 years old under a measure signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday at the University of Chicago Medicine. House Bill 1805, also known as the Drive for Life act, gives thousands more Illinoisans the opportunity to join... read more
Registered eye, organ and tissue donors in Illinois can now be as young as 16 years old under a... read more
Donor family meets researcher
Nov 7, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Tim Anegon's only hope for survival was a liver transplant. When his wife, Coleen, received the phone call that one was available, she and her two daughters knew it was only possible because another family was experiencing the grief of losing a loved one. Sadly, Tim passed... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Tim Anegon's only hope for survival was a liver transplant. When his wife,... read more
Grant helps Chicago’s uninsured
Nov 7, 2017
Eversight received a $14,000 grant from Impact 100 Chicago for its Gift of Sight program that provides charitable tissue services to patients needing a cornea transplant at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The mission of Impact 100 Chicago is to award grants to local nonprofit... read more
Eversight received a $14,000 grant from Impact 100 Chicago for its Gift of Sight program that... read more