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Vision Source Foundation

Vision Source Foundation

The Vision Source Foundation was formed in March 2007, and its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status was approved by the IRS in December 2007.
Since then, the Foundation has received contributions from Vision Source L.P., various vendors, and numerous members of the Vision Source network. All donations to the Foundation are fully tax deductible under the current IRS regulations.

Mission and Vision

The Foundation evolved out of a response to the needs of our members following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as well as the multiple storms that hit Florida that hurricane season.
The Foundation’s charter allows for contributions received by the Foundation to be disbursed, as determined by the Board of Directors, to optometrists and their family members who have been impacted by catastrophic events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires or from health related events such as death, cancer, and stroke.
All optometrists who are duly licensed by their respective state agency qualify for grants by the Foundation, and such optometrists need not have a direct or indirect affiliation with Vision Source. Since its formation, the Foundation has provided more than $395,000 of financial assistance to members in need.
The Foundation may also provide grants to optometry schools to further their education of optometry students provided that the particular grant request is from a tax exempt institution or organization. The types of grant requests that might be considered from optometry schools could be for building expansions, professorships, and scholarships.

Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of the following persons:

 John McCall, OD  President
 Elizabeth Carlyle  Secretary
 Sherry Wilson  Treasurer
 Patricia Shustock, OD  Board Member
 Dave Moline, OD  Board Member
 Brett Hagen, OD  Board Member
 Bob LeSage, OD  Board Member
 Michael Raies, OD  Board Member
 Jeff Foster, OD  Board Member

It is not a matter of if, but when a tragedy or disaster will occur. Vision Source now has a plan that can be put in motion promptly to collect and disburse funds to help those in need.

Contributions to the Foundation should be sent to:

Vision Source Foundation
Attn: Sherry Wilson
23824 Highway 59
Kingwood, Texas 77339

 

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Requests for financial assistance from the Foundation should be sent by email to jmccall@VisionSource.com or by mail to:

Vision Source Foundation
Attn: John McCall, OD
23824 Highway 59 North
Kingwood, Texas 77339