Giving Societies

Members of Sights for Hope’s Giving Societies make the largest impact on our fundraising success. Their loyal commitments to empowering individuals with visual impairments inspire others and drive our mission. Giving Society members are invited to attend exclusive Sights for Hope events, have the opportunity to join clients on special travel outings, and enjoy additional benefits. Gifts made in installments are applicable for giving society recognition based on the donor’s total amount given.

Lifetime Giving Societies

Platinum Circle
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Platinum Circle donors are individuals who have made total gifts of $100,000-$499,999 in their lifetime.

Todd and Linda Donnelly
Thomas and Linda Zimmerman

Gold Circle
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Gold Circle donors are individuals who have made total gifts of $50,000-$99,999 in their lifetime.

Luther Hottle, Jr.

Silver Circle
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Silver Circle donors are individuals who have made total gifts of $25,000-$49,999 in their lifetime.

Debra Dreisbach
Thomas and Karin Hall
Richard Kern
Martin and Sandra Lang
John and Jill Sharkey
Stanley Vasiliadis, Esq.

Bronze Circle
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Bronze Circle donors are individuals who have made total gifts of $10,000-$24,999 in their lifetime.

Andrew Bausch, M.D.
Ross and Wendy Born
John and Maureen Fernbacher
Timothy Fox, O.D., and Michael Belletti
Lois Miller
David and Alice Moat
Thomas Reilly, Esq., and Nina Reilly
John Sagi
Charles and Margaret Shackelford
David and Susan Shaffer
Edward and Rosalie Vogrins
Michael and Mila Wambaugh

Jacob Bolotin Society
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Jacob Bolotin was the first person in the world with complete blindness to become a physician. He also was an advocate for the employment and social integration of individuals living with visual impairments. Jacob Bolotin Society donors are individuals who have arranged for estate gifts $10,000 or more to Sights for Hope. Gifts given directly to or received by the Sights for Hope Endowment Foundation are recognized through the endowment’s Helen Keller Society.

Lorraine Anthony
Virginia Bankhard
Mary Jane Clauser
Florence McLean
Jane Graves
Jane Kiscadden
Mary Agnes Marakovits
Jack Peltz
Jack Pillsbury
Lillian Roth
Stella Smerek
Grace and Albert Zeky

Photos of our guided transport service, a client using assistive technology, and a children's vision screening

Annual Giving Societies

Visionary Society
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Visionary Society members are individuals who provided total giving of $7,500 or more in the previous fiscal year or providing new giving of $7,500 or more in the current fiscal year.

Luther Hottle, Jr.
Charles and Margaret Shackelford

Partners in Sight
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Partners in Sight are individuals who provided total giving of $5,000-$7,499 in the previous fiscal year or providing new giving of $5,000-$7,499 in the current fiscal year.

Martin and Sandra Lang
J. Robert and Sandra Lovett

Hope Builders
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Hope Builders are individuals who provided total giving $3,500-$4,999 in the previous fiscal year or providing new giving of $3,500-$4,999 in the current fiscal year.

Debra Dreisbach
Edward and Rosalie Vogrins

1928 Founders Society
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Members of the 1928 Founders Society are individuals who provided total giving of $1,928-$3,499 in the previous fiscal year or providing new giving of $1,928-$3,499 in the current fiscal year.

Steven and Linda Savino

20/20 Society
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Members of the 20/20 Society are individuals who provided total giving of $500-$1,927 in the previous fiscal year or providing new giving of $500-$1,927 in the current fiscal year.

Ross and Wendy Born
James and Patti Deutsch
Donna DiSaverio
Todd and Linda Donnelly
Linwood and Gail Gehris
Fred and Diane Folland
David Long
Peter and Karen Olsen
Sandra Richard
Kate and Michael Raymond
John Remaley
John Sagi
John and Jill Sharkey
Janet Salek
Frank and Yvonne Schweighardt
Diane Snyder
Lisa Somers
Rev. Albert Teske
Elizabeth and Adam Thompson
David Torrey
Ray Venable, III
Michael and Mila Wambaugh
James and Linda Wimmer
Elaine Witt
Dennis Zehner
Thomas and Linda Zimmerman

 

Lists as of January 27, 2022

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Dennis Zehner, 610.433.6018, Ext. 241