November 26, 2012
We first discoverd the Lighthouse through a personal quest to learn more about tools and programs availalbe for our visually impaired son. While the Lighthouse's local roots are 80 years deep, we never had occasion to learn about the important role this organization plays in our community. Upon our initial meetings with Carol Brady-Simmons and Isabel Chica, we quickly realized that we had "discovered" a wonderful nonprofit which executes its mission flawlessly through a gifted and kind staff. Carol and Isabel took an immediate personal interest in assisting us with navigating the options available to our young son. Our first encounters sparked an interest in discovering ways in which our family could be more connected and supportive of the Lighthouse. We were fortunate enough to be introduced to Virginia Jacko, the CEO of the Lighthouse, who provided a tour of the facility and educated me on the various programs and services the Lighthouse provides to all sectors of the visually impaired community. From that point, we were hooked! Mrs. Jacko is an inspirational leader, unparalleled advocate and thoughtful steward of this wonderful organization. The facility is top notch and always improving. From the youngest of clients (enrolled in the "Blind Babies Program"), to the adults learning job and life skills, and all the way to the senior citizens who are look forward to spending an enriching day at the Lighthouse, our community is benefitted each day from what happens at the Lighthouse. I have been fortunate to work with the Lighthouse on various projects and events, all of which ultimatelly lead to my recent appointment to the Board of Directors. I consider this appointment a true honor. If you are truly judged by the company you keep, my reputation has been enhanced by my association with the Lighthouse, Mrs. Jacko and the incredible employees and volunteers who work miracles each day at the Lighthouse.
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MY ROLE:Board Member