Kathy Zelenock

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Eversight’s mission & 2023 impact

A letter from Eversight Board President, Kathy Zelenock

The oft-quoted aphorism “teamwork makes the dream work,” made famous by John C. Maxwell in his book of the same name, is incredibly applicable to Eversight’s work. 

Donors and donor families make the inspiring choice to help others in need. Eversight staff consistently innovate in all aspects of eye tissue procurement, processing and distribution. Talented doctors and researchers improve transplant procedures and restore vision. And countless others support every stage of Eversight’s life-changing work. 

Each member of this well-coordinated team plays a critically important role in advancing our mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. 

Thank you to all of you who supported Eversight in 2023! Your contributions totaled an astounding $1.3 million to make vision a reality. Special thanks to the Michigan Foundation for Vision Awareness, Alcon Foundation, Paul and Cindy Vogel, and the RR Dossin Family Foundation for your particularly remarkable support. 

Your financial contributions help the Eversight team advance its mission in a variety of respects. You help train corneal surgeons with hands-on education so they can restore sight to more people throughout their careers. You help Eversight provide cornea tissue to countries in dire need, and work with partners in those countries to develop sustainable local eye banking systems. You help drive innovation. 

As a member of the Board of Directors, I have been gratified to be a part of such an inspiring, innovative and mission-driven organization. In my role as Chair, I look forward to serving you and everyone who depends on Eversight for the gift of sight in 2024 and beyond, supporting our fantastic management team and dedicated team members in every respect. I invite you to continue showing up as a member of the Eversight team. 

Whether a donor family or recipient, surgeon or researcher, or one of our countless community partners, supporters and volunteers—we thank you for advancing our shared mission. However you contribute, we appreciate you and everything you do to change lives and help us move toward a world without blindness. 

With gratitude, 

Kathy Zelenock

Katheryne L. Zelenock 
Chair, Eversight Board of Directors

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