New Jersey

Eversight is the sole eye bank serving New Jersey and proudly partners with NJ Sharing Network, Lions Clubs, surgeons, businesses and philanthropists throughout the state to advance our mission.

Before Eversight became the sole eye bank serving the state of New Jersey, our mission began in 1947 with the establishment of the fourth eye bank in the United States, then known as the Illinois Eye-Bank. The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, founded in 1988, served New Jersey residents for decades until it merged with Eversight in 2005, helping to create one of the largest networks of eye banks in the United States: Eversight. 

In 2023, we had the honor of working with the families of 912 New Jersey residents who gave the gift of sight for transplantation, research and education as cornea donors. 424 New Jerseyans received sight-restoring transplants as a result of these selfless acts.


NJ Sharing Network

Established in 1987, NJ Sharing Network stewards the gift of life through the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for those in need of a life-saving transplant. Their team of dedicated staff, volunteers and partners serve and provide hope for the nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents who are currently awaiting transplantation.  

Through our partnership with NJ Sharing Network, we have developed the systems, staffing and processes that allow us to better serve all organ, eye and tissue donors, families and recipients in New Jersey and beyond. 

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Our New Jersey Advisory Board 

Our New Jersey team is thrilled to work with our Advisory Board partners who volunteer their time and expertise to help us to advance our mission through public education and philanthropic giving:

  • John Ryan, Chair
  • Dayl R. Baile, Vice Chair
  • Rick Chittum, Secretary
  • Mike Pacala, Immediate Past Chair
  • Dennis Brubaker 
  • William Constad, MD 
  • Peter DeSarno, CPA
  • Jill Devery 
  • John (Jack) Felczak 
  • Julia F. Lomba 
  • Walter McDermott, PhD
  • John (Jack) L. Romano 
  • Martin (Marty) Schwarz
  • Amanda Tibok

Join us today!

Support our mission by getting involved. Join the registry, make a financial contributionshop our store or volunteer your time with Eversight. Reach out to our Philanthropy team with any questions or to learn more about our work at .

You can make a contribution by giving online or mailing a check to our secure lockbox at the address below. Please make checks payable to Eversight.

P.O. Box 778801
Chicago, IL 60677-8801