News from Our Center for Blindness & Vision Loss in Naples FL

Scott Flagel, CEO retiring

Scott Flagel, CEO of the Lighthouse of Collier for the past 6 plus years, has announced his retirement by the end of the current year. The Lighthouse has grown significantly over Scott’s tenure.  The annual budget has doubled to over $1M.   The organization has also earned full accreditation from the Association for Education & Rehabilitation…
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Save the Date – Annual Benefit Dinner

Lighthouse Annual Benefit Dinner Thursday, November 7, 2024 5:30 p.m. Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail North Valet Parking Available Cocktail Attire ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Enjoy a vibrant reception featuring cocktails, appetizers, activities, an uplifting program, and a delightful three-course dinner with friends. $250 individual tickets | $3,000 Patron Tables Sponsorships Available Note: The charitable amount of the…
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The Lighthouse has received a two-year grant from Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival

The Early Intervention & Children’s Program at Lighthouse will directly benefit from the NCEF grant. Funds from the grant will be used for programs to help children living with blindness and vision loss to function at their highest levels of independence, giving them experiences and skills to achieve social and academic success. This grant is…
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Joe Meade

In memory of Joe Meade

The Board of Directors and staff at the Lighthouse of Collier say goodbye to a dear friend and board member. Joseph F. Meade (Joe) passed away in his home with his wife by his side in February after a three-year battle with ALS. Joe passionately supported the Lighthouse for many years, and he will be…
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LOC - Vision Fair Flyer 2024

Vision Fair to be held by Lighthouse

Vision Fair 11am-2pm Friday, March 08 Bookbinder Center (2685 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite #101, Naples, FL 34104) Please join us for our vision fair. Vendors will be providing information and hands-on demonstrations of equipment and technology designed especially for those who are blind or visually impaired. Light refreshments and drinks served. Vendors and Guests Include:…
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New Year New Look

Lighthouse of Collier is confident that our new logo will capture the mission and vision that this organization has held since 2009. We hope that our community embraces the spirit, energy, and vitality of our new look. BOOKBINDER CENTER Lighthouse for Blindness and Vision Loss of Collier County is proud to announce that our center…
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LIGHTHOUSE RECEIVES DONATION OF $1M FROM SUE BOOKBINDER

Lighthouse of Collier is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000,000 (one million) donation from Sue Bookbinder in memory of her late husband, Art Bookbinder. The gift was announced at our annual benefit dinner that was held November 8, 2023. It is the largest single gift that Lighthouse of Collier has ever received. Story/Quote…
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