CLEVELAND, July 28, 2022 — The Youngstown Foundation has awarded Eversight a grant to support clinical operations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. This grant will ensure Eversight can continue to facilitate eye donation in the Northeast Ohio community that makes sight-saving cornea transplants possible.
Since 2019, Eversight has worked with the families of 165 Mahoning County residents and 57 Trumbull County residents who gave the gift of sight as eye tissue donors to benefit cornea transplantation, vision research and clinical education. During this period, Eversight provided tissues for transplant that restored sight to 80 Mahoning and 77 Trumbull County residents.
“Eversight is grateful for the generous support of The Youngstown Foundation,” said Alex Teska, Philanthropy Director, Eversight. “The Foundation’s long-standing roots in the Youngstown community are a testament to its impact on the lives of Ohioans, and we look forward to working with the Foundation to strengthen our collective impact.”
The Youngstown Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the Youngstown community.
“The opportunity to help local residents access high quality health care remains one of the highlights of The Youngstown Foundation’s philanthropic strategy,” said Lynnette Forde, President, The Youngstown Foundation. “We are proud to support sight restoration and to help make this life-transforming surgery more accessible.”
Visit eversightvision.org/give to join The Youngstown 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.