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Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

As Knights of the Blind since 1925, Lions Clubs established the foundation for modern eye banking, including what is today Eversight. In all of the communities we serve: We proudly partner with Lions to change lives through restoring vision and preventing blindness.

“I went from being blind to having perfect vision thanks to Eversight and the generous donations of my donors’ families…they do a fantastic job in giving the gift of restored sight to many like me.”

—Fran Grabowski, Paw Paw Lions Club

There are multiple ways to provide hope for our future. 

In the early days of eye banking, the Lions, historically known as “Knights of the Blind,” partnered and founded eye banks, providing leadership and philanthropic support, and included a broad network of volunteers to transport donor tissue between eye banks and hospitals. Lions were also essential in advocating for the importance of eye, organ and tissue donation, and establishing wide public acceptance of this selfless act.

Today, Eversight and local Lions Clubs retain a deep connection to achieve their mutual focus of preventing avoidable blindness and improving the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired. In Michigan, New Jersey and Illinois, Eversight is a State Project of the Lions. Eversight’s Board of Directors and Advisory Boards is composed of more than 51% Lions, upholding the state project standard. It is through this partnership that we are able to do the work that we do.

  • Make your club’s annual donation by fiscal year end (June 30) for Sight Leader recognition.
  • Make another special gift as your situation allows. 
  • Share our cause with family and friends—sponsor a Facebook fundraiser.  
  • Become a Sustainer for Sight, to commit monthly support at any level.

Please reach out to us at philanthropy@eversightvision.org or (800) 247-7250, ext. 2616 if you have questions about how you can help. 

Make an impact

Interested in becoming a member of a Lions Club? Already a member and want to make an impact with a donation?

Please contact your state’s Eversight philanthropy representative for more information. Donations can also be sent directly to the appropriate address below with checks made payable to Eversight.

 

Connecticut and New Jersey
Jennifer Rosenblatt, Philanthropy Director
Eversight, 77 Brant Ave., Ste. 100, Clark, NJ 07066

Michigan
Alex Teska, Philanthropy Director
Eversight, 3985 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Ohio
Mary McMurray, Partner Relations & Philanthropy Director
Eversight, 6700 Euclid Ave., Ste. 101, Cleveland, OH 44103

Illinois
Marta Garczarczyk, Philanthropy Director
Eversight, 924 W 19th Place, Suite 250, Chicago, IL 60608

Sight Leaders

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Each year, Eversight recognizes its Lions Sight Leaders. These are Lions Clubs that contribute $3,000 or more during the Lions’ fiscal year—an amount that helps offset Eversight’s cost of recovering and preparing a donated cornea for sight-restoring transplant.

Sight Leader clubs receive an exclusive yearly patch for their club banner. Clubs that contribute between $500 and $2,999 receive an annual Sight Supporters pin.

Ensure your club’s recognition as a leader for restored sight. Confirm your gift today.

View 2020 Sight Leaders

Michigan Fellowship Program

Honor your member Lions for humanitarian service and commitment to Michigan eye banking.

To learn more and nominate a Lions Club or individual, click here.

New Jersey Lions Fellowship Program

Honor your member Lions for humanitarian service and commitment to New Jersey eye banking.

To learn more and nominate a Lions Club or individual, click here. 

Annual Impact

Thank you to all of our Lions partners recognized in our annual impact report for their contributions to our mission.
See the report

Volunteer Opportunities

Find out how you can get involved by volunteering.
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Leave a Legacy

Your tax-deductible gift of any amount helps us ensure no one is denied the chance to see and enjoy life.
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Contact us

Contact our Philanthropy team and find out how your Lions Club can partner with Eversight.