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CBS News Features Miami Lighthouse Milestone Year!
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This year not only marks 85 years of helping the visually impaired
community; it also marks a year of expansion for Miami Lighthouse's
Thank you to all of our supporters and to CBS4 News for shedding
light on our work to help the visually impaired live independently.
"It's possible to see without sight.™".
Miami Lighthouse Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the
Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year!
This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention
Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.
Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public
recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of
Click here to read “Give Visually Impaired Better Internet Access” an
op-ed piece by Virginia Jacko in the Miami Herald.
Click here to read “Let’s Give the Blind Better Access to Online
Learning” by Virginia Jacko, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Miami Lighthouse For The Blind And Visually Impaired Breaks Ground On New
Learning Center For Children
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind broke ground on a new addition to its
growing campus ─ the 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for
Children™ ─ during a ceremony held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
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Celebrating 85 Years of Hope, Confidence and
October 26th, 2016
See the Light Luncheon
Miami Lighthouse continues
celebrating its 85th year of serving the blind and visually
impaired at our annual See the Light luncheon taking place on
Wednesday, October 26th at Riviera Country Club. Join more than
250 community leaders and philanthropists this year to raise
funds for Miami Lighthouse.
January 28th, 2017 The 85th Diamond Anniversary Celebration
The Grand Celebration of the 85th anniversary of Miami
Lighthouse, Florida's oldest and largest private agency serving
the blind and visually impaired, will take place at the historic
Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on January 28th 2017.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the 85th
Diamond Anniversary Celebration please
click here. 85th Anniversary Celebration launched on March 8, 2016 at
event sponsored by Northern Trust.
Click here to read about the celebration and to view
pictures of the event.
In the News
Miami Lighthouse Among Top 2% Of Nonprofits In The Nation
Of the approximately 8,000 charities evaluated each year by Charity
Navigator, Miami Lighthouse is ranked among the top 2% in the nation and
is the only nonprofit in Miami with eight consecutive 4-star ratings.
Click here to view the Charity Navigator Recognition Certificate.
Miami Lighthouse Collaborates with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and The
Frost School of Music
Dr. Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami, toured Miami
Lighthouse for the Blind's programs and explored innovative new
partnerships between Miami Lighthouse, University of Miami Frost School of
Music, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Coral Gables Community Foundation Awards $2,000 Grant To Miami Lighthouse
For Its Senior Group Activities Program
The Coral Gables Community Foundation celebrated its 2016 Scholarship
and Community Grant Recipients at the home of Ajit and Maria Alicia Asrani.
The Foundation awarded nearly $100,000 in college scholarships to
deserving students and grants to 15 non-profit organizations with an
impact to Coral Gables. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
Impaired was awarded a $2,000 grant to benefit Coral Gables residents in
our Senior Group Activities Program.
Florida Blue Selects
Foundation Miami Lighthouse For The Blind To Bring Low Vision
Services To Underserved Seniors Affected By Age-Related Eye Disease
Florida Blue Foundation has announced that Miami Lighthouse for the
Blind and Visually Impaired (MLB) has been awarded a three-year grant for
the purpose of implementing the project “Bringing Low Vision Assessments
to Underserved Populations and Training Professionals to Work with Seniors
Affected by Age-Related Eye Disease.”
Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™
Miami Lighthouse has launched a new learning center for visually impaired
children from birth through pre-kindergarten. This Lighthouse Learning
Center for Children™ will provide specialized early intervention and
training to help “level the playing field” when these visually impaired
children enter the public school system.
Click here to learn more.