Lighthouse of Broward Eyes on the Future Raises $77K

Lighthouse of Broward’s Eyes on the Future virtual fundraiser presented by the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation brought in more than $77,000 in support of the nonprofit organization, which serves blind and visually impaired individuals in Broward County.  The event attracted more than 100 guests who were lively participants on Zoom – enjoying the program led by Local 10 Anchor Calvin Hughes, showcasing their sunglasses in a sunglass contest, enjoying their Gourmet-to-Go Charcuterie Box and wine, bidding in a spirited silent auction, and jamming to the live music of vocalist Rick Peña.  The event was co-chaired by longtime supporters Carmen Miller and Marianne Finizio, with the support of Lighthouse Board of Directors, especially Board Chairman Aaron See and Board Member Stu Stewart.  For his consistent support of the Lighthouse, Hughes was presented with a Lighthouse Courage Award for standing with the Lighthouse and its blind and visually impaired clients.  In addition, the Negly Flinn Charitable Foundation, represented at the event by Negly Flinn Director Robert Allen, received the Outstanding Foundation Award for its support amounting to $325,000 over the past 15 years.   Lighthouse of Broward provides free specialized rehabilitation, life skills training, and employment opportunities to enhance the independence, productivity and dignity of children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.