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2015 Visionary Gala

Join leaders in business, medicine, media, philanthropy, and social work as the St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired hosts The Visionary Gala awards.

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It is refreshing and encouraging when we get positive feedback for what we do from local corporations and organizations, such as:

  • A local funder acknowledging one reason they financially support our work is because of  how we  look at the individual as a whole and provide services where the individual needs it, either at our agency, their home or in the community


  • Enterprise Holdings donating 7 Garmin GPS devices for our employees to use as they travel over 75,000 mile each year providing services in homes and the community


  • The Hillsboro Lions Club, after hearing more of what we do, acknowledged we are one of the best kept secrets around, by making a charitable contribution to support our work

If only more knew about us and how we can help someone with vision problems, whether school-age or an adult of all ages. Please help us spread the word.

David Ekin, President

2015 Visionary Gala

logo-with-dotsWe are excited and looking forward to our 2015 Visionary Awards Gala on April 25th, where it will be our honor to recognize Dr. Napoleone Ferrara, an internationally known and pioneer in treatment of Macular Degeneration, with the Leslie Dana Gold Medal. This medal has been awarded by the Society since 1925 and the list of honorees is a “Who’s Who” in ophthalmology. It will also be an opportunity to recognize Alice Conway, a blind lawyer and Assistant to the General Counsel at Monsanto with our Legacy of Leadership Award and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial with our Community Partnership Award for their special programming for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired and their families.

The Society is honored to have so many supporters step forward as Chairs and Co-Chairs of the evening, with a special thanks to Drs. Sherine & Raj Apte for serving as evening Chairs. There are an additional 14 individuals/couples supporting as Co-Chairs. I want to make a special thank you to Dr. Daniel Joseph, a prominent Retina Specialist for his support as a Co-Chair, as we learned of his commitment after going to print with our invitation, Thank you Dr. Joseph.

Please visit the 2015 Visionary Gala page here on the website for more information on the evening.  If you are interested in attending the inspirational evening, please contact Christy at gro.i1430087338vbsls1430087338@noeh1430087338ctucc1430087338mc1430087338 or 314-968-9000.