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Eversight Director earns highest CEBT exam score
June 25, 2015

ANN ARBOR, MICH. - The Eye Bank Association of America recently recognized Collin Ross, Executive Director of Eversight International, for earning the highest score on the Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) exam this spring.

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Eversight and EBAA: Partners in sight restoration
June 3, 2015

ATLANTA, GA. – Eversight staff will be participating in six panels during this week’s Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

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Midwest Eye-Banks is now Eversight
March 20, 2015

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – On March 20, Midwest Eye-Banks changed its name to Eversight to re-energize its mission and inspire more people to support the organization’s commitment to providing the gift of sight now and into the future.

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Midwest honors Dr. King with Day of Service celebration

This year, Eversight celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its own Day of Service. Staff at each of our affiliates chose a unique way to honor Dr. King’s legacy.

“I’m so pleased that Eversight is supporting this holiday because I do think it speaks volumes about our culture and our values,” said Debbie May-Johnson, executive director of the Cleveland Eye Bank.

Affiliates chose a variety of ways to serve their communities:

  • Cleveland Eye Bank staff volunteered at Transplant House, which provides accommodations for people whose family members are waiting for life-saving transplants. They cooked a full meal for residents, tore down Christmas decorations and added Valentines décor to apartments.
  • Eversight New Jersey staff volunteered at Josephine’s Place, an organization that empowers women by helping them develop computer skills.
  • Staff members at the Eversight Illinois (Chicago) office gathered to make Valentine’s Day cards to send to senior living homes in the city and are collecting items to be donated to a local Ronald McDonald House.
  • Staff from Eversight Illinois (Bloomington) volunteered at Home Sweet Home mission’s “Bread for Life” co-op, which helps low-income individuals and families struggling with food insecurity use their own abilities to provide food for themselves and their families.
  • Eversight Michigan packed 20 care packages for soldiers serving overseas and encouraged staff to share their individual observances on a board in the lobby.
  • The Communications and Logistics Center worked with Dezirae’s Helping Hands, which is dedicated to helping the homeless population in the Detroit Metro Area.

May-Johnson first brought the idea to celebrate MLK Day to the Leadership Team a year ago. The idea was approved, and a committee was put together to decide how the holiday could best be recognized on a corporate level.

“Debbie’s focus, and the committee’s focus, was solidifying our place in the fabric of the communities we serve,” said Ramona Bashshur, project coordinator. “We wanted to affirm that we as a corporation espouse these ideals and wanted to give our employees the opportunity to do something that was meaningful to them as a representative of Eversight.”

The team – Director of Human Resources Jan Ableson, Bashshur, May-Johnson and Executive Coordinator/Board Liaison Darlene Wade – collaborated to find the most effective way to recognize the holiday across the organization. Ultimately, they decided the best approach was to encourage each service area to organize unique events that were meaningful to their employees and their local communities.

“Even though we’re a nonprofit and we serve the community on a daily basis, we also rely on the community to be successful,” May-Johnson said. “The community gives so much to us, so this was a great way to give back and to honor Dr. King’s legacy and what he stood for.”


2014 News Releases

Eversight New Jersey names honorees for annual Night for Sight fundraiser
September 11, 2014

CLARK, N.J. – Two New Jersey residents will be recognized as “Man of Vision” honorees at Eversight’s 2014 Night for Sight fundraiser, being held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty House in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J.

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Margaret Chaplin on 89.7 WGLS-fm Rowan Radio
June 10, 2014

GLASSBORO, N.J. – Our own Margaret Chaplin was featured in a Rowan University Radio broadcast as she discussed Eversight's mission and how it's being acheived.

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Eversight New Jersey honors Visionaries
March 17, 2014

CLARK, N.J. – Three New Jerseyans will be honored as Eversight New Jersey’s 2014 Visionaries of the Year at an awards dinner at L’Affaire Fine Catering in Mountainside on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm.

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2013 News Releases

New Jersey researcher among recipients of $258,860 in grant funding
October 15, 2013

CLARK, N.J. — Fifteen researchers will receive seed money grants totaling $258,860 for their research into the causes of and cures for blinding eye conditions, thanks to Midwest Eye- Banks’ Eye and Vision Research Program.

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Eversight New Jersey Corneal Tranplants, $6 billion lifetime benefit.
October 11, 2013

Corneal transplants performed in the United States this year will result in nearly $6 billion in total net benefits over the lifetime of the recipients, according to a six-month study undertaken by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA).

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Walter Pardo named Chairman of Visionary fundraiser.
March 26, 2013

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2012 News Releases

Walter McDermott, Ph.D., heads Eye Bank fundraising gala committee
October 17, 2012

Eversight New Jersey would like to thank Walter McDermott, Ph.D., for his efforts as chair of Eversight’s Night for Sight fundraising gala planning committee. The event will take place on November 15 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange...

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Eye Bank to honor William Constad, M.D., as “Man of Vision”
October 3, 2012

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Grant funds new lab equipment for Eversight New Jersey
For Immediate Release

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Eye Bank to honor Marco Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
For Immediate Release

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Eye Bank names Walter Pardo as Chairman of "Night for Sight" fundraiser
For Immediate Release

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2011 News Releases

National Donor Sabbath brings eye, organ and tissue donation to religious communities
November 4, 2011

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Eye Bank welcomes Paul R. Goldberg to Board of Directors
June 16, 2011

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Eye Bank welcomes Michael C. Tyrone, Sr. to Board of Directors
June 16, 2011

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Eye Bank welcomes Ray Tigol to Board of Directors
June 16, 2011

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Eversight New Jersey celebrates Eye Donor Month with Open House
March 18, 2011

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Eye‐Bank grants available to vision researchers
January 25, 2011

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Henderson‐Hartsfield joins Eye Bank Board of Directors
January 25, 2011

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2010 News Releases

Faith communities recognize National Donor Sabbath
November 11, 2010

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Eversight New Jersey honors Brandel, Polgar, LensCrafters

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Eye Bank plans one-of-a-kind exhibit of photography, arts and crafts at
Clark Public Library

July 27, 2010

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Baseball, social media and creativity help Eversight New
Jersey connect with New Jersey residents

July 27, 2010

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Eversight marks grant program’s 30th anniversary with
$156K in grant funding
July 21, 2010

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Eversight New Jersey’s Eye Donor Month calendar spotlights local residents
March 2, 2010

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