Illinois

Eversight proudly partners with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, Lions Clubs, surgeons, businesses and philanthropists throughout Illinois to advance our mission.

We are honored to have worked with the families of 2,266 Illinois residents who gave the gift of sight for transplantation, research and education as cornea donors in 2021.

Our Illinois Advisory Board 

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

  • Joy Beach 
  • Lion Pam Graney
  • Alan Kravets 
  • Dan Lietz  
  • Alicia Linde 
  • Mark Stastny 

The Gift of Sight Masquerade

In 2021, hundreds joined us to honor philanthropist Justine Fedak as Eversight’s 2021 Woman of Vision and surgeon Parag A. Majmudar, MD, as our 2021 Gift of Sight honoree—and raise more than $140,000 at this exciting annual event to benefit our work.

The 2022 Gift of Sight Masquerade takes place September 22 at the fabulous Peninsula Chicago.

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Night for Sight

This magical evening, taking place at the beautiful Epiphany Farms Estate, supports central Illinois patients awaiting the Gift of Sight. All ticket proceeds benefit Eversight’s Dr. John E. Randolph Memorial Fund, established in 2007 to provide financial assistance to Bloomington-Normal area patients unable to afford sight-restoring transplants.

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Tree of Vision

The Tree of Vision is a bronze installation standing in the Eversight office as a lasting legacy for the people who make our mission possible. Its leaves are a symbol of the interconnectedness between donors and recipients. Our mission is the roots, nurtured by the healing power of donation to restore sight and prevent blindness. Through the Tree of Vision, we celebrate the transformative impact of the gift of sight.

You can purchase a bronze, silver or gold leaf engraved with the name of your loved one. Please contact philanthropy@eversightvision.org for more information.

Illinois Auxiliary Board

Auxiliary board members are Chicago-area professionals ages 23-40 who help raise funds to benefit corneal transplantation and research through Eversight. Members organize and host an annual auxiliary fundraiser and ongoing initiatives, such as “sweatworking” and after-hours events, that do good and raise charitable support for Eversight. We currently have openings on the Auxiliary Board.

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Lions Clubs

As of 2021, Eversight is a State Project of the Lions of Illinois Foundation. Eversight would love to present at your Lions Club meetings and speak more about the work. Please email us if you are interested in this opportunity.

Join us today!

To get involved, request a presentation or for other volunteer opportunities, please contact Philanthropy Director Marta Garczarczyk at (312) 469-5523.

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.

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

Learn more about the different ways to get involved with Eversight!