CHICAGO, January 23, 2023 – Eversight, a nonprofit eye bank dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness worldwide through donation, transplantation and research, received a $25,000 grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust to support cornea donation and transplantation in Cook County, as well as sight-saving eye and vision research. This is The Trust’s first-time gift to Eversight.
In 2022, Eversight worked with the families of 950 Cook County residents who gave the gift of sight as eye donors to make cornea transplantation, vision research and clinical education possible. Eversight also provided 472 tissues for sight-restoring transplants to Cook County residents in the same year.
“Eversight’s partners play a critical role in supporting our work to provide sight-restoring transplants to those in need, on top of continued research and education,” Eversight Philanthropy Director Marta Garczarczyk said. “We are grateful to The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust for their generous dedication to our mission and the resources they have provided to help ensure Cook County residents have the opportunity to receive these transplants.”
The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is a private foundation dedicated to supporting Cook County charities who demonstrate a strong connection between their missions, programs, and/or projects and one or more of The Trust’s values: Promoting thrift, humility, industry, self-sacrifice, and/or self-sufficiency; Relieving human suffering; Developing individual self-esteem and dignity; Encouraging vigorous athletic activity; and Developing regional solutions to Chicago’s regional challenges.
Visit eversightvision.org/give to join The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust in contributing to our mission today and help make our life-changing work possible.
Eversight is a nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.