Category Announcements

Detroit Free Press names Eversight a winner of the Michigan Top Workplaces 2022 award
Nov 20, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 21, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, has been named a 2022 Top Workplace in Michigan through the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces competition. This... read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich., November 21, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring... read more
Eversight receives grant from The Provident Bank Foundation
Nov 2, 2022
CLARK, N.J., November 2, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support cornea tissue recovery, preparation and... read more
CLARK, N.J., November 2, 2022 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and... read more
2022 Gift of Sight Gala raises nearly $200,000 in support of Eversight’s mission
Oct 26, 2022
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on September 22, 2022 for the 24th annual Gift of Sight Gala. This year’s theme was “Circus of Dreams” and the event raised nearly $200,000 to provide sight-restoring... read more
Eversight and event co-chairs, Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo, hosted more than 250 guests... read more
The Youngstown Foundation grant will transform lives of Ohioans
Jul 28, 2022
CLEVELAND, July 28, 2022 — The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a grant to support clinical operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. This grant will ensure Eversight can continue to facilitate eye donation in the Northeast Ohio community that makes sight-saving cornea... read more
CLEVELAND, July 28, 2022 — The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a grant to... read more
Three vision giants come together to support sight restoration in Central Illinois
Jul 20, 2022
On July 23, 2022, Gailey Eye Clinic, Illinois Eye Center and VisionPoint Eye Center unite to celebrate the Gift of Sight at Eversight’s Night for Sight event. These three vision care providers are staples in the Central Illinois community, serving clients daily to help restore and maintain... read more
On July 23, 2022, Gailey Eye Clinic, Illinois Eye Center and VisionPoint Eye Center unite to... read more
Wheaton Lions gift honors donor family wishes, transplant recipients
Jul 13, 2022
CHICAGO, Ill., July 13, 2022 — Wheaton Lions showed their continued support of Eversight through a $4,000 clinical operations grant in Illinois. Including this gift, the Wheaton Lions have given more than $25,000 in lifetime philanthropic support to Eversight.  Lions Clubs International... read more
CHICAGO, Ill., July 13, 2022 — Wheaton Lions showed their continued support of Eversight... read more
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation grant provides hope to donor families
Jul 6, 2022
CHICAGO, July 6, 2022 — The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded Eversight a $1,000 grant to support the purchase of supplies that ensure the recovery of corneal tissues in McLean and Livingston counties. This grant will ensure that local cornea donors and their families will be... read more
CHICAGO, July 6, 2022 — The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded Eversight a... 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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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... 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... read more
CLARK, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020 — The Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation is making... 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 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
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
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