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Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center Awarded Capacity Building Grant

SARASOTA, Fla. – June 17, 2021 – Through the generosity of the Elizabeth C. Muth Fund and Edward K. Roberts Emerging Needs Fund through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center was awarded a $10,000 Capacity Building Grant to help further strengthen our board of directors. The need was discovered during strategic planning sessions which helped identify the need for additional coaching and training. The board would greatly benefit from partnering with a governance coach for additional support with the goal of becoming a more effective board. The consultant will customize the process to ensure the Lighthouse has a clear focus and strong leadership to achieve our goals. “We are grateful to the Elizabeth C. Muth Fund and the Edward K. Roberts Emerging Needs Fund through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for helping us further our mission through this Capacity Building Grant. We are dedicated to ensuring the Lighthouse has an exceptional board today, which will continue to lead us into tomorrow,” said Lisa J. Howard, CEO.

To learn more about the mission of the Lighthouse as well as programs and services provided for the visually impaired, please visit www.lighthouseeducationcenter.org.


About the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center: Our mission is to educate and empower those affected by vision loss so they may enjoy happy, healthy and independent lives. Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is the only nationally accredited, non-profit agency providing rehabilitation training to blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages (children through seniors) in five Florida counties including Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Highlands and DeSoto.

About the Community Foundation of Sarasota County:The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of $421 million in more than 1,500 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $48.9 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare and the environment. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $323 million to area nonprofit organizations to our community thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit www.CFSarasota.org or call (941) 955-3000.