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Eye Experts Say Standard School Screenings Are Not Enough To Ensure Students See Well
Not too long ago, kids who wore glasses were made fun of with names like “Poindexter” or “four-eyes.” But thanks to celebrities like Johnny Depp, Tina Fey and LeBron James, glasses have become hip and even considered a fashion statement.

Members of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind experience the smells and sounds of Marlins Park
Visually impaired adults got a hands-on tour of the baseball stadium before they experienced a game between the Marlins and Nationals.

Miami Lighthouse provides well-trained job candidates
Companies looking for experienced, well-trained job candidates can realize a number of advantages if they set their sights on the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, where special programs prepare visually impaired people to navigate the world of the sighted with ease, a goal nicely captured in the its tagline, “It’s possible to see without sight”. Click here to read the article.

2014 Young Professionals of the Lighthouse (YPOL) host Miami Lighthouse Legislative Luncheon Underwritten by All Aboard Florida
On Thursday, July 10th, the Young Professionals of Miami Lighthouse held their annual Legislative Luncheon and networking event at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Construction of “The Sash A. Spencer Educational Empowerment Center”
We express our appreciation to OHL Arellano construction for their pro- bono contracting services and in addition we extend our appreciation to the subcontractors, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, especially Commissioner’s Sally Heyman and Bruno Barreiro and Mayor Tomas Regalado. This project was made possible by the generosity of our community.

 
     
 

Upcoming Events

August 27, 2014 Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Wine & Cheese Reception

Miami Lighthouse will host the Seventh Annual Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) Ophthalmologists Reception on August 27, 2014 from 6pm-8pm where ophthalmology faculty, residents and fellows from BPEI will gather for an informative evening.

 
October 7, 2014 Miami Lighthouse For The Blind 4th Floor Building Dedication Ceremony At 601 SW 8th Avenue

Elected officials, community leaders, media and other supporters of Miami Lighthouse are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for our Sash A. Spencer Educational Empowerment Center, a new fourth floor wing for blind youth, on October 7th from 6pm-8pm at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 601 SW 8th Avenue.

 
November 20, 2014 Miami Lighthouse For The Blind See The Light Luncheon

Join South Florida philanthropists and community leaders by attending Miami Lighthouse’s See the Light Luncheon at Riviera Country Club on November 20th.

February 13, 2015 McCrea Family Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

On Friday February 13th, Miami Lighthouse will continue a long tradition by recognizing its 2014 client donors and other volunteers for their support and dedication to the organization at the annual McCrea Family Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.


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Agustin Arellano, Jr., Vice President, Finance/CFO, OHL Arellano Construction, CEO Virginia Jacko, Agustin Arellano, Sr., President, OHL Arellano Construction at Groundbreaking Ceremony for new 4th Floor,
July 15, 2013.
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Miami Marlins check presentation: PJ Loyello
Senior VP of Communications & Broadcasting,
David Samson Miami Marlins President,
Board Chair Agustin Arellano Jr.,
President & CEO Virginia Jacko,
Miami Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton,
Honorary Board Director Ray Casas and
Alfredo Mesa Executive Director of
Miami Marlins Foundation.

 

 
 



The Blind Visionary
All of Virginia’s royalties and part of the publisher’s
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State of Vision
Sales of the “State of Vision” license plate support services to blind and visually impaired people. Miami Lighthouse is the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this license plate. The cost is $25.00 in addition to the regular registration fee.

 

 
 
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse first sought and received NAC accreditation in 1978 and has consistently achieved NAC accreditation to the present time having received seven commendations with its five year accreditation renewal.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 3% of U.S. nonprofits having earned a 4-star rating for six consecutive years from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

 

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program.

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

                 

 

 

 

Miami Lighthouse's Heiken Children's Vision Program received the bronze medal for their service to thousands of under-served children in public schools at the 2012 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

 

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

   
 
 

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