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 able to give the gift of sight to help people receive sight-saving cornea transplants or contribute to eye and vision research.
Since 2019, Eversight has worked with the families of 45 McLean and Livingston county residents who gave the gift of sight as eye tissue donors to benefit cornea transplantation, vision research and clinical education. Eversight has provided tissues for transplant that restored sight to 84 McLean and Livingston county residents to date.
“The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation shares Eversight’s commitment to advancing the health and well-being of Illinois residents,” said Marta Garczarczyk, Philanthropy Director, Eversight. “We look forward to working with the Foundation to continue restoring sight and preventing blindness in Illinois and beyond.”
The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is a grant-making public charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Their mission is to connect people who care with causes that matter by offering philanthropic leadership, organization and grant-making for the long-term enrichment of the community.
Visit eversightvision.org/give to join the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation 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.