Sights for Hope Welcomes Deirdre Federico Snyder as Director of Advancement

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Sights for Hope announced today that Deirdre Federico Snyder, CFRE has become its Director of Advancement. Federico Snyder served as Director of Development for the Lehigh County Humane Society from 2019 to 2021 and earned her international Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2021. During her tenure with the humane society, Federico Snyder established […]

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Michael Savage Elected to Sights for Hope Board of Directors

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Michael Savage – President of Savage Financial Group in Pocono Summit, PA, and President of the Tannersville Lions Club – was elected to the Sights for Hope Board of Directors during the board’s March meeting. Savage has been in the investment business since 1989 and founded Savage Financial Group in 2010 as part of Raymond […]

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H. Ross Ramaley, Esq., Elected to Second Term on the Sights for Hope Board

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H. Ross Ramaley, Esq., was elected to his second three-year term on the Sights for Hope Board of Directors during the board’s November meeting. His second term begins on December 1. Ramaley is a member of the board’s Strategic Planning Committee and has served as an at-large member of its Executive Committee. Ramaley worked previously […]

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Lucille Piggott-Prawl Elected to Third Term on the Sights for Hope Board

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Lucille Piggott-Prawl – Vice Chair of the Monroe Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania – was elected to her third three-term on the Sights for Hope Board of Directors during the board’s September meeting. Her third term begins on October 1. Piggott-Prawl chairs the board’s Monroe Committee and is a member its Services Committee. Piggott-Prawl has […]

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Center for Vision Loss Names Christe Konopitski Director of Advancement

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Christe Konopitski – a specialist in donor cultivation, promotions, branding, and digital influence – will become the Director of Advancement of the Center for Vision Loss on Oct. 1. Konopitski has provided leadership and specialized skills to successful fundraising efforts in eastern Pennsylvania since 2014. As a board member for The Open Link – a […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Employee Promotions and New Assignments

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced several employee promotions and new assignments that took effect on Wednesday. Promoted to full-time positions were Teresa Pickett, who became Services Coordinator; Yvette Quintero, who became the organization’s Lead Client Caseworker. Monroe Transport Driver Lisa DePietro was promoted officially to become Monroe Transport Coordinator. Assuming new positions as […]

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Dennis Zehner Assumes Executive Director Role as Agency Looks to Advance its Mission

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Dennis Zehner assumed the role as Executive Director of the Center for Vision Loss today as the agency began a new service year and initiated a critical effort to define how it will advance its mission. Zehner had been the organization’s Director of Advancement since 2018 and earned the additional title of Associate Director in […]

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Douglas Yingling Retires as Executive Director with ‘Confidence’ in the Agency’s Future

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Shortly after Center for Vision Loss Executive Director Douglas Yingling joined a blues and rock guitar duo called Yingling Porter On Tap, the band agreed to open the agency’s first Songs4Sight concert event. The fact that Center for Vision Loss employees came together to sponsor the duo’s set reflects the affection that they hold for […]

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Agency Names Jennifer Pandolfo to New Director of Services Position

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced that Jennifer Pandolfo will become its Director of Services on April 6. In this new position, Pandolfo will be responsible for the development, execution, impact, and efficiency of all agency services in Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. She will work from both its Lehigh Valley campus in Allentown, […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Executive Leadership Transition

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The Center for Vision Loss announced today that Executive Director Douglas Yingling will retire on June 30 and that Dennis Zehner, the agency’s Associate Director and Director of Advancement, will succeed him. The organization’s Board of Directors approved this leadership transition unanimously during its meeting last week. Yingling has been the agency’s Executive Director since […]

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