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Harvard names Eversight board member Meta-Leader of the Year
Jul 25, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 25, 2022 — Eversight board member Carol Cunningham, MD, has been named the 2022 Meta-Leader of the Year by Harvard's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) for her service, dedication, innovation and achievement during the COVID-19 response. Founded in 2003,... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 25, 2022 — Eversight board member Carol Cunningham, MD, has been named the... read more
Eversight awarded Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations’ inaugural International Award
Jul 22, 2022
July 21, 2022 — Announced at the World Eye Bank Symposium, Eversight, a U.S.-based global eye bank nonprofit, was named as the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations' (GAEBA) inaugural International Awardee under a new award program dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the eye... read more
July 21, 2022 — Announced at the World Eye Bank Symposium, Eversight, a U.S.-based global... read more
Eversight Awards 2021-2022 Eye & Vision Research Grants
Jul 8, 2022
CLEVELAND, July 8, 2022 — The Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research has awarded four grants to investigators at Wayne State University, University of Michigan, University of Maryland and Loyola University to advance promising eye and vision research. Recipients were selected by an... read more
CLEVELAND, July 8, 2022 — The Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research has awarded... read more
Team Eversight represents at Long Branch 5K
May 27, 2022
There is still time to join our inaugural Team Eversight on Sunday, June 5.May 27, 2022 — The weather was perfect for the Celebration of Life 5K in Long Branch, N.J. on May 15. Event host and Eversight partner New Jersey Sharing Network provided nourishment and hydration all day long to support... read more
There is still time to join our inaugural Team Eversight on Sunday, June 5.May 27, 2022 — The... read more
Grainger Foundation grant supports tissue transplantation, vision research
Apr 1, 2022
CHICAGO, April 1, 2022 — The Grainger Foundation awarded Eversight a grant at the end of 2021 to support general operations. This gift will help transform the lives of cornea transplant recipients, donors and their families in Illinois and beyond who benefit from Eversight’s research and... read more
CHICAGO, April 1, 2022 — The Grainger Foundation awarded Eversight a grant at the end of 2021 to... read more
Eversight expands leadership team, names new board member
Mar 17, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17, 2022 — Eversight today announced an expansion to its leadership team and named a new member to its Board of Directors.Collin Ross has been named vice president of Partner Relations & Global Development, overseeing Eversight’s domestic and international... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17, 2022 — Eversight today announced an expansion to its leadership team... read more
Allene Reuss Memorial Foundation grant supports global vision impact
Feb 28, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 28, 2022 — The Allene Reuss Memorial Trust has awarded Eversight a grant to support virtual training opportunities for international surgeons and the placement of cornea tissue at low or no-cost in countries where the need is greatest. The Allene Reuss Memorial Trust... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 28, 2022 — The Allene Reuss Memorial Trust has awarded Eversight a... read more
Eversight awarded $350,000 grant from Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation
Feb 21, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 21, 2022 – In December, Eversight was awarded a $350,000 grant from the Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee to support tissue recovery, transplantation, sight-saving research and surgeon education. This is the largest... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 21, 2022 – In December, Eversight was awarded a $350,000 grant from... read more
Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation invests in vision, eye banking research
Feb 14, 2022
CLEVELAND, Feb. 14, 2022 — The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation has renewed support of Eversight’s mission by awarding a $75,000 grant to support four critical research studies at the Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research in Cleveland. The Ingalls Foundation and... read more
CLEVELAND, Feb. 14, 2022 — The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation has renewed support... read more
Foundation continues support for sight-saving services in Southwest Michigan
Feb 9, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9, 2022 — The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation renewed support for Eversight in 2021 to purchase critical sight-saving recovery supplies. These supplies are being used to recover precious eye tissue from generous donors in Berrien and Cass County. A 2020 grant... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9, 2022 — The Michigan Gateway Community Foundation renewed support... read more
Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation supports Eversight with $50,000 grant
Feb 7, 2022
CLARK, N.J., Feb. 7, 2022 — The Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation in 2021 awarded Eversight $50,000 to continue providing tissue for sight-saving transplants in Connecticut and support research projects. In Connecticut in 2020, the foundation's support of Eversight helped 180 people... read more
CLARK, N.J., Feb. 7, 2022 — The Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation in 2021 awarded... read more
2022 Gift of Sight Masquerade
Feb 3, 2022
We are excited to announce that Eversight’s annual Gift of Sight Gala will take place Thursday, September 22 at the spectacular Peninsula Chicago. All funds raised from this event go directly toward helping the thousands of individuals in need of sight-restoring cornea transplants. The 24th... read more
We are excited to announce that Eversight’s annual Gift of Sight Gala will take place Thursday,... read more
Eversight awarded $50,000 grant to investigate enriched graft preparation
Jan 17, 2022
CLEVELAND, Jan. 17, 2022 — Eversight was awarded the 2021 Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) High Impact Research Grant to investigate the development of eye-bank prepared and enriched corneal grafts. This research is being conducted in partnership with Nambi Nallasamy, MD, and Shahzad I.... read more
CLEVELAND, Jan. 17, 2022 — Eversight was awarded the 2021 Eye Bank Association of America... read more
Blue Cross Blue Shield awards Eversight COVID-19 research grant
Jan 10, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 10, 2022 — Eversight received a $27,000 research grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Foundation to support ongoing evaluation of the prevalence of COVID-19 in donated ocular tissue from different demographic groups. The Eversight study is being... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 10, 2022 — Eversight received a $27,000 research grant from the Blue... read more
Ethicon supports hands-on clinical training with donated sutures
Dec 8, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 8, 2021 — Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, donated 35 sutures to Eversight for use in a Cornea Society fellows virtual wet lab this fall. Eversight pioneered virtual wet lab training to continue necessary clinical instruction for surgeons... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 8, 2021 — Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies,... read more
William G. and Helen C. Hoffman Foundation awards grant supporting Eversight research
Nov 15, 2021
CLARK, N.J., Nov. 15, 2021 — A grant from the William G. and Helen C. Hoffman Foundation supports Eversight vision research and eye banking innovations. Their generosity will ensure Eversight can continue researching cures and treatments for blinding eye diseases and creating safer patient... read more
CLARK, N.J., Nov. 15, 2021 — A grant from the William G. and Helen C. Hoffman Foundation supports... read more
Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation supports Ohio recovery operations
Nov 8, 2021
CLEVELAND, Nov. 8, 2021 — The Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation has awarded Eversight a grant to purchase critical recovery supplies for eye donation in Stark and Summit Counties, allowing Eversight to carry out donor and family wishes to give the gift of sight to people in... read more
CLEVELAND, Nov. 8, 2021 — The Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation has awarded Eversight a... read more
Nov 3, 2021
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the life-changing impact of cornea donation and transplantation—and recognize all those who donate the gift of sight for others for transplantation or critically needed vision research. Eye Donation Month... read more
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the... read more
Superior Health Foundation continues sight-saving partnership in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Oct 29, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 29, 2021 — The Superior Health Foundation has awarded Eversight a $2,312.40 grant to purchase critical sight-saving clinical supplies that will be used to recover cornea tissue from donors in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “The Superior Health Foundation recognizes the... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 29, 2021 — The Superior Health Foundation has awarded Eversight a... read more
‘What a gift it is’
Oct 27, 2021
Vanessa Rubin’s sight was restored with two cornea transplants. In the time of COVID-19, where so many things have been taken away from people, Vanessa is extremely grateful to have received the gift of sight that has improved her life greatly. “I don’t think any of us take eyesight... read more
Vanessa Rubin’s sight was restored with two cornea transplants. In the time of COVID-19,... read more
Community Partners program kicks off with NJ Sharing Network support
Sep 27, 2021
CLARK, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 — NJ Sharing Network kickstarted Eversight’s Community Partners program as a Founding Partner with a gift of $5,000. The Community Partners program was created to recognize corporate, business and community leaders who are committed to advancing health and human... read more
CLARK, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 — NJ Sharing Network kickstarted Eversight’s Community Partners... read more
McDonald Family Trust becomes a first-time funder of Eversight
Sep 13, 2021
CLARK, N.J., Sept. 13, 2021 — The McDonald Family Trust has awarded Eversight a $5,000 grant to continue providing for Connecticut residents’ sight-saving cornea transplants. The McDonald Family Trust has a long-standing history of supporting organizations that serve those suffering from vision... read more
CLARK, N.J., Sept. 13, 2021 — The McDonald Family Trust has awarded Eversight a $5,000 grant to... read more
The Community Foundation for McHenry County grant enables 25 Illinoisans to give the gift of sight
Aug 30, 2021
CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2021 — The Community Foundation for McHenry County has awarded Eversight with a grant in the amount of $5,000 for the purchase of recovery supplies. This grant will allow up to 25 donors in McHenry County to give the generous gift of sight. Eversight is the only eye bank... read more
CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2021 — The Community Foundation for McHenry County has awarded Eversight with a... read more
Michigan organizations award grants to support cornea transplants
Aug 16, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 16, 2021 — Grants from three new supporters—The Carls Foundation, Saline Walmart Supercenter #5472 and Ypsilanti Sam's Club #6667—will assist Eversight in the purchase of critical clinical equipment. The Carls Foundation supports health and human services organizations... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 16, 2021 — Grants from three new supporters—The Carls Foundation, Saline... read more
Wheaton Lions Club commits to Eversight’s future through general operations grant
Aug 2, 2021
CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2021 — The Wheaton Lions Club recently awarded Eversight a generous grant in the amount of $3,000 for continued operations in Illinois. Including this gift, Wheaton Lions have given more than $20,000 in philanthropic support to Eversight over the years. Lions Clubs International... read more
CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2021 — The Wheaton Lions Club recently awarded Eversight a generous grant in the... read more
Eversight receives 2021 Healthcare Hero Award for COVID-19 research
Jul 27, 2021
CLARK, N.J., July 27, 2021 — Eversight has been named a 2021 Healthcare Hero by NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business journal, for the organization’s ongoing research into COVID-19 and the eye. The annual Healthcare Heroes Awards program recognizes excellence, promotes innovation and... read more
CLARK, N.J., July 27, 2021 — Eversight has been named a 2021 Healthcare Hero by NJBIZ, New... read more
$4,000 grant from Fund for the New Jersey Blind makes gift of sight possible
Jul 16, 2021
CLARK, N.J., July 16, 2021 — The Fund for the New Jersey Blind awarded Eversight a $4,000 grant for the purchase of medical recovery supplies that will enable 21 New Jersey donors to give the gift of sight. Eversight's Donation Support Center works 24/7 with donor families through who have... read more
CLARK, N.J., July 16, 2021 — The Fund for the New Jersey Blind awarded Eversight a $4,000 grant... read more
Eversight honors sight advocates across five states for exceptional work in restoring sight and preventing blindness
Jul 6, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 6, 2021 — Eversight awarded five individuals and organizations across Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio with the 2021 Shared Vision Awards. Since 2009, the Eversight Shared Vision Awards have recognized those who offer extraordinary support of... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 6, 2021 — Eversight awarded five individuals and organizations across... read more
Eversight Awards 2020-2021 Eye & Vision Research Grants
May 18, 2021
CLEVELAND, May 18, 2021 — The Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research has awarded five grants to investigators at Harvard Medical School, University of Illinois College of Medicine and Wayne State University School of Medicine to advance promising eye and vision research. Recipients... read more
CLEVELAND, May 18, 2021 — The Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research has awarded... read more
Eversight names Diane Hollingsworth President/CEO
May 5, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5, 2021 — Eversight today announced that Diane Hollingsworth has been named President/CEO of the nonprofit eye bank network, effective immediately. Hollingsworth has served as interim President/CEO since March 5. She joined Eversight in 2010 as Executive Director for... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5, 2021 — Eversight today announced that Diane Hollingsworth has been... read more
Anna Botsford Bach Fund Supports Gift of Sight
May 3, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 3, 2021 — The Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors, established by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, awarded Eversight a $5,000 grant to provide sight restoration to Washtenaw county seniors in need. Eversight’s charitable Gift of Sight program provides... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 3, 2021 — The Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors, established by the... read more
John E. Fetzer Institute Fund grant provides the gift of sight in Kalamazoo County
Apr 14, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 14, 2021 — The John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation has generously provided a grant for the purchase of supplies to recover eye tissue for cornea transplantation. The John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 14, 2021 — The John E. Fetzer Institute Fund of the Kalamazoo... read more
Gilmore Foundation grant to Eversight supports Kalamazoo County sight restoration
Feb 11, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11, 2021 — The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation has generously provided a grant to benefit Eversight services for under- or uninsured Kalamazoo County patients who need sight-restoring cornea transplants. The Gilmore Foundation works to support and enrich the cultural,... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11, 2021 — The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation has generously provided a... read more
VisionPoint Eye Center provides philanthropic gift for Eversight
Feb 9, 2021
CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 9, 2021 — The physicians of VisionPoint Eye Center in Bloomington, Ill. have provided a $3,000 philanthropic gift to support and help advance Eversight’s work to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and... read more
CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 9, 2021 — The physicians of VisionPoint Eye Center in Bloomington, Ill.... read more
Eversight names Diane Hollingsworth as interim President/CEO
Feb 3, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3, 2021 — Eversight today announced that Diane Hollingsworth has been named interim President/CEO of the nonprofit eye bank network, effective March 5. President/CEO David Bosch will step down on March 5 after six years of contributions to Eversight and the greater... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3, 2021 — Eversight today announced that Diane Hollingsworth has been... read more
KearnyBank Foundation provides Eversight grant for NJ sight restoration
Jan 27, 2021
CLARK, N.J. Jan. 27, 2021 —Eversight is pleased to recognize the KearnyBank Foundation for providing a $10,000 grant to help ensure that New Jersey residents coping with corneal blindness receive the sight-restoring transplants they need. The KearnyBank Foundation is dedicated to... read more
CLARK, N.J. Jan. 27, 2021 —Eversight is pleased to recognize the KearnyBank Foundation for... read more
Gerstacker Foundation grant supports Eversight services in Midland County
Jan 25, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Jan. 25, 2021 —The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation has provided a $6,000 grant for medical supplies that ensure Eversight’s uninterrupted eye donation and recovery services for sight restoration in Midland County. For 30 years, the Gerstacker Foundation has supported... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Jan. 25, 2021 —The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation has provided a $6,000... read more
Citta Foundation grant for Eversight to benefit Ocean County patients
Jan 18, 2021
CLARK, N.J. Jan. 18, 2021 — The Citta Foundation has awarded Eversight a $1,000 grant to benefit Ocean County residents unable to afford the cornea transplants they need to regain their eyesight and lives of greater independence. The Citta Foundation has demonstrated long-standing support... read more
CLARK, N.J. Jan. 18, 2021 — The Citta Foundation has awarded Eversight a $1,000 grant to benefit... read more
New Jersey Lions provide grants for Eversight’s work to restore sight
Jan 11, 2021
CLARK, N.J. Jan. 11, 2021 — New Jersey Lions have demonstrated their commitment to sight restoration with multiple grants to Eversight that will benefit needed medical supplies for eye donation and recovery. Four Lions foundations have provided funding for Eversight to purchase 44 clinical... read more
CLARK, N.J. Jan. 11, 2021 — New Jersey Lions have demonstrated their commitment to sight... read more
New Members Named to Eversight Board of Directors
Jan 4, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 4, 2021 — Eversight has announced that two new members have been named to three-year terms on its Board of Directors. Joining the board are Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, State Medical Director for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, and... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 4, 2021 — Eversight has announced that two new members have been named... read more
Bausch Foundation helps Eversight provide the gift of sight in New Jersey
Dec 9, 2020
Clark, N.J., Dec. 9, 2020 — Eversight is proud to accept a $2,500 gift from the Bausch Foundation to help provide the gift of sight to New Jersey residents unable to afford sight-restoring cornea transplants. In 2019, more than 50 socioeconomically disadvantaged residents of New Jersey... read more
Clark, N.J., Dec. 9, 2020 — Eversight is proud to accept a $2,500 gift from the Bausch... read more
Amboy Foundation helps Eversight provide the gift of sight
Dec 9, 2020
Clark, N.J., Dec. 9, 2020 — Eversight is pleased to announce a $2,500 gift from the Amboy Foundation to benefit the gift of sight for under- and uninsured New Jersey patients in need of sight-restoring transplants. The Amboy Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through... read more
Clark, N.J., Dec. 9, 2020 — Eversight is pleased to announce a $2,500 gift from the Amboy... read more
Thome Foundation awards $50,000 to Eversight operations and research
Dec 2, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 2, 2020 — Eversight is proud to receive a $50,000 grant from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation to further access to sight restoration through cornea transplantation. When elective surgeries were brought to a halt in spring 2020, Eversight was left to... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 2, 2020 — Eversight is proud to receive a $50,000 grant from the Edward N.... read more
Connecticut Foundation supports Eversight’s sight-saving work
Nov 30, 2020
Clark N.J., Nov. 30, 2020 — The Connecticut Eye Bank and Visual Research Foundation has awarded Eversight $25,000 to assist in the organization’s ongoing efforts to provide life-enhancing, sight-restoring surgeries throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a severe financial... read more
Clark N.J., Nov. 30, 2020 — The Connecticut Eye Bank and Visual Research Foundation has... read more
Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation backs Eversight with $50,000 grant
Nov 24, 2020
CLARK, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 — The Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation is making sight-restoring surgeries possible through its financial support of Eversight. The Foundation’s $50,000 grant will ensure that more people have access to sight-restoring corneal transplants as Eversight and the... read more
CLARK, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 — The Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation is making... read more
Eversight-led research confirms presence of SARS-CoV-2 in postmortem ocular tissue
Nov 19, 2020
CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2020 — Eversight today announced research findings showing a small but noteworthy prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in ocular tissues from individuals who died from COVID-19. The findings were presented Nov. 7 at the 2020 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum and Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in... read more
CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2020 — Eversight today announced research findings showing a small but... read more
One child’s heroic battle with cancer leads to immeasurable good
Nov 18, 2020
Patti Gustafson and her husband Allen lead the Swifty Foundation, established with their late son, Michael, to raise research funds and awareness for the pediatric brain cancer he battled before his death at age 15. Patti recently spoke to our Eversight staff and at our Illinois gathering of... read more
Patti Gustafson and her husband Allen lead the Swifty Foundation, established with their late... read more
Oct 30, 2020
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the life-changing impact of cornea donation and transplantation—and recognize all those who donate the gift of sight for others for transplantation or critically needed vision research. This year, Eye... read more
Every November, we join our Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) colleagues to celebrate the... read more
Michigan healthcare leaders, Muslim communities to convene on ‘Building Healthy Communities’ and lifegiving donation/transplantation Nov. 19
Oct 28, 2020
‘Profound Conversation’ hosted by Eversight and the Muslim Life Planning Institute ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 28, 2020 — Eversight, the Ann Arbor-based global eye bank network, and Muslim Life Planning Institute (MLPI), a national community-building organization, will host “Building Healthy... read more
‘Profound Conversation’ hosted by Eversight and the Muslim Life Planning Institute ANN ARBOR,... read more
COVID-19 & the eye
Oct 15, 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE, July 2021: The Eversight-led research discussed throughout this post has been peer reviewed and published in The Ocular Surface. The scientific knowledge surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow and evolve. Based on available data, Eversight discontinued post-mortem SARS-CoV-2 testing... read more
EDITOR'S NOTE, July 2021: The Eversight-led research discussed throughout this post has been peer... read more
Foundation Grant Benefits the Gift of Sight in Southwest Michigan
Oct 5, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 5, 2020 — Eversight has received a $4,000 grant through the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation (MGCF) to support its uninterrupted clinical operations for sight restoration in Cass and Berrien counties. The Buchanan Area Fund and the Ann Cone Fund for Niles... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 5, 2020 — Eversight has received a $4,000 grant through the Michigan... read more
Eversight honors sight advocates in four states for exceptional mission support
Aug 11, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11, 2020 — A Michigan ophthalmologist and philanthropic advocate, an Ohio organ procurement organization, the mother of a New Jersey cornea and eye tissue donor, a supply chain technology and innovations firm, and an Illinois Lions Club have all been honored with... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11, 2020 — A Michigan ophthalmologist and philanthropic advocate, an... read more
Eversight awarded targeted research grant to analyze COVID-19 effects on eye donation
Jun 8, 2020
CLEVELAND, June 8, 2020 — Eversight has been awarded an Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Targeted Research Grant to investigate COVID-19 testing of potential eye tissue donors and how COVID-19 infection affects the safety of eye tissues donated for sight-restoring transplants. Individuals... read more
CLEVELAND, June 8, 2020 — Eversight has been awarded an Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)... read more
We stand for healing and changing lives for the better.
Jun 3, 2020
Eversight stands in solidarity with our multicultural partners and communities and all those taking action for peace, social justice and equity for all in our society. Racism and violence have no place. We urge action to heal, lift up and change lives for the better. Recognize the loss of... read more
Eversight stands in solidarity with our multicultural partners and communities and all those... read more
Ongoing COVID-19 updates from Eversight
May 18, 2020
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How COVID-19 is impacting Eversight’s mission
May 4, 2020
By David Bosch, President/CEO May 4, 2020 — Since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on corneal transplants were announced, we have worked to keep our many valued partners – surgeons and researchers, eye banking and Lions partners, and advocates – apprised of how the crisis has impacted our... read more
By David Bosch, President/CEO May 4, 2020 — Since COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on corneal... read more
COVID-19 Updates
Apr 14, 2020
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Faith-based, healthcare leaders to convene Arena™ ‘Profound Conversations’ April 4 addressing organ, eye and tissue donation, transplantation
Mar 9, 2020
UPDATE (9 a.m. ET, Oct. 28, 2020) — This event has been rescheduled. Please see our news announcement for complete details.Southeast Michigan initiative intended for replication in additional U.S. cities ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 9, 2020 — Eversight, the Ann Arbor-based global eye bank network,... read more
UPDATE (9 a.m. ET, Oct. 28, 2020) — This event has been rescheduled. Please see our news... read more
Eversight partners with rising stars in eye banking
Feb 25, 2020
By Diane Hollingsworth, Executive Vice President of External Relations Feb. 26, 2020 — Every two years, the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) selects nominated corneal surgeons who have been identified as emerging leaders to participate in the EBAA Physician Leadership Program. The program... read more
By Diane Hollingsworth, Executive Vice President of External Relations Feb. 26, 2020 — Every two... read more
New Chair, Members Named to Eversight Board of Directors
Jan 7, 2020
Appointments effective Jan. 1, 2020 ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 7, 2020 — Eversight today announced that two new members and a new chair have been named to its Board of Directors effective Jan. 1, 2020. Joining the Eversight Board of Directors are Carolyn Welsh, Vice President & Chief Clinical... read more
Appointments effective Jan. 1, 2020 ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 7, 2020 — Eversight today announced... read more
Gift of Sight Mystery Masquerade raises $175,000
Dec 19, 2019
Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 200 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on Oct. 24, 2019 for the annual Gift of Sight Mystery Masquerade, raising nearly $175,000 to provide sight-restoring cornea transplants to people in need. Proceeds from the... read more
Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 200 guests at... read more
Grant Supports Sight Restoration for Connecticut Patients in Need
Dec 17, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dec. 17, 2019 — Eversight recently received a $25,000 grant from the Connecticut Eye Bank and Visual Research Foundation to help restore eyesight to under- or uninsured patients in Connecticut unable to afford the cost of a cornea transplant surgery. In 2019, Eversight waived... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dec. 17, 2019 — Eversight recently received a $25,000 grant from the Connecticut... read more
#EyeDonationMonth
Nov 30, 2019
This month we celebrate eye donation and the power YOU have to make vision a reality. Whether you're learning about eye donation for the first time or are a donor family member like Alice Walsh, YOU have the power to restore sight and prevent blindness. Spread the power of eye donation... read more
This month we celebrate eye donation and the power YOU have to make vision a... read more
Eversight Awarded $50,000 to Investigate Cell Expansion to Address Global Cornea Shortage
Nov 12, 2019
CLEVELAND, Nov. 12, 2019 — Eversight today announced the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) awarded a $50,000 High Impact Research Grant to the organization and its research partners to investigate cell expansion aiming to mitigate the global shortage of surgical-quality donor corneas... read more
CLEVELAND, Nov. 12, 2019 — Eversight today announced the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)... read more
LLamasoft Partners with Global Eye Bank, Eversight
Oct 8, 2019
Leveraging leading supply chain optimization and simulation technology to maximize the impact of nonprofit’s mission to restore sight and prevent blindness ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2019 – LLamasoft, the leading provider of enterprise supply chain design and decision-making solutions, is proud... read more
Leveraging leading supply chain optimization and simulation technology to maximize the impact of... read more
LLamasoft Partners with Global Eye Bank, Eversight
Oct 8, 2019
Leveraging leading supply chain optimization and simulation technology to maximize the impact of nonprofit’s mission to restore sight and prevent blindness ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2019 – LLamasoft, the leading provider of enterprise supply chain design and decision-making solutions, is proud... read more
Leveraging leading supply chain optimization and simulation technology to maximize the impact of... read more
2019 grant recipients pursue essential optical research
Oct 4, 2019
2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants were awarded to investigators at Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan Medical School, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical Center to advance promising eye and... read more
2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants were awarded to investigators at Kellogg Eye Center at the... read more
Eversight first to offer preloaded DMEK in DORC tube
Sep 24, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2019 — Eversight today announced it is the first eye bank to prepare preloaded Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) tissue in the Melles DORC tube, offering corneal surgeons more preloaded tissue options that further streamline surgeries and reduce... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2019 — Eversight today announced it is the first eye bank to prepare... read more
Eversight first to offer preloaded DMEK in DORC tube
Sep 24, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2019 — Eversight today announced it is the first eye bank to prepare preloaded Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) tissue in the Melles DORC tube, offering corneal surgeons more preloaded tissue options that further streamline surgeries and reduce... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2019 — Eversight today announced it is the first eye bank to prepare... read more
Eversight relocates Ann Arbor headquarters to larger facility
Aug 27, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 27, 2019 — Eversight today announced it has moved its headquarters to a state-of-the-art facility located at 3985 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The office and laboratory space brings all Michigan clinical, philanthropic and business team members under one roof.... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 27, 2019 — Eversight today announced it has moved its headquarters to a... read more
Chicago Philanthropist Sherry Lea Holson, Eye Surgeon David M. Lubeck to be Honored at ‘Mystery Masquerade’ Benefiting Sight Restoration
Aug 13, 2019
Update 10/23/19: Preview the silent and live auction packages available! CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2019 — Chicago’s business and civic communities will gather Oct. 24 to celebrate philanthropist Sherry Lea Holson as its 2019 Woman of Vision and surgeon David M. Lubeck, M.D., as its 2019 Gift of... read more
Update 10/23/19: Preview the silent and live auction packages available! CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2019... read more
2018 Impact Report
Aug 1, 2019
You and so many others share this mission with us. Because of you, we have the privilege to transform the lives of people through corneal transplantation and crucial eye and vision research. Every accomplishment motivates us to find new ways to expand our reach, connect more effectively with... read more
You and so many others share this mission with us. Because of you, we have the privilege to... read more
Eversight Awards 2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants
Jul 22, 2019
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019—Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research to investigators at Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan Medical School, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Wayne State University School... read more
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019—Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the Eversight... read more
Eversight Awards 2019 Eye & Vision Research Grants
Jul 22, 2019
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019—Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the Eversight Center for Vision and Eye Banking Research to investigators at Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan Medical School, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Wayne State University School... read more
CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019—Eversight today announced it has awarded grants through the Eversight... read more
Eversight Names Vision Scientist Onkar Sawant Director of Research
Jul 10, 2019
CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant, Ph.D., as Director of Research to oversee the organization’s extensive research initiatives that aim to advance the field of vision science and eye banking practices to improve outcomes for patients. Sawant will... read more
CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant, Ph.D., as... read more
David Bosch Named Eversight President/CEO
Jul 1, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors today announced the appointment of David Bosch as president/CEO of the nonprofit organization, which operates in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea to restore sight and prevent blindness through... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors today announced the appointment... read more
David Bosch Named Eversight President/CEO
Jul 1, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors today announced the appointment of David Bosch as president/CEO of the nonprofit organization, which operates in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea to restore sight and prevent blindness through... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors today announced the appointment... read more