Eversight is the sole eye bank serving Michigan and proudly partners with Gift of Life Michigan, Lions Clubs, surgeons, businesses and philanthropists throughout the state to advance our mission.

In 1957, the Michigan Eye Collection Center was founded, serving Michiganders for nearly 30 years. In 1985, other regional eye banks merged forming Midwest Eye-Banks and Transplantation Center, including the Upper Peninsula Lions Eye Bank in Marquette, Michigan in 1989. All 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 2,091 Michigan residents who gave the gift of sight for transplantation, research and education as cornea donors. 1,463 Michiganders received sight-restoring transplants as a result of these selfless acts.


Gift of Life Michigan

Gift of Life Michigan is the state’s federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. Gift of Life recovers more than 1,000 organs every year for transplantation from nearly 400 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives.  

Through our partnership with Gift of Life, we have developed the systems, staffing and processes that allow us to better serve all organ, eye and tissue donors, families and recipients in Michigan and beyond. 

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Our Michigan Advisory Board 

Our Michigan 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:

  • Josh Richmond, Chair 
  • Patrick Pruitt, Vice Chair 
  • Lion David Anderson, PDG, Treasurer 
  • Donna Rapp, Secretary 
  • Lion Terry Walters, PDG, Immediate Past Chair 
  • Lion Don Brown, PDG 
  • Terry Beamsley 
  • Barry Casler 
  • Anne’ka Marzette 
  • Lion Esther LaMothe, PID 
  • Lion Gretchen Preston, PDG 
  • Lion Robert Sturgis, PDG 
  • Lion Alice Zajac 

        Donor Garden

        Eversight’s donor garden reminds us of our important work and the beauty of our mission. This gift is representative of the core purpose of the work we do at Eversight, and is proudly on display in the center atrium at our Ann Arbor headquarters. As we continue to update the garden, we look forward to sharing opportunities about how you can recognize your loved one’s precious gift in this space. Please contact philanthropy@eversightvision.org for more information.

        Golf for Good!

        The Eversight/Ann Arbor Host Lions Club’s long-standing annual golf classic raises awareness and charitable support for sight-saving transplants and vision research. Eversight is the nation’s largest non-profit community-based eye bank network, working to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research.

        Golf anywhere, anytime and donate to Eversight’s sight-saving services. All ages and skills are welcome.

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        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