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.
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.
It’s Possible to See Without Sight™
In the News
Pauline Winick, a Job Coach Who Knows How to Help Job Seekers with Vision
When Pauline Winick was Executive Vice President of the NBA's Miami Heat,
she admired how great coaches like Pat Riley got the best out of each
player. Now she is emulating his locker room speeches as a job coach for
the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Her clients may
have felt sidelined for a while as a result of vision loss, but she wants
them to "suit up" in Lighthouse classrooms and immerse themselves in
Miami Lighthouse Among Top 2% Of Nonprofits In The Nation
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has is in the top two
percent of U.S. charities, receiving its eighth consecutive 4-star rating,
the highest rating possible, from Charity Navigator in recognition of its
ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.
State of Vision
Sales of the “State of Vision” license plate support services to
blind and visually impaired people. Miami Lighthouse is the
recipient of a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this
license plate. The cost is $25.00 in addition to the regular
Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue
Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that
has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community
Lighthouse ranks among the elite 2% of U.S. nonprofits
having earned eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity
Navigator, the nation’s premier independent nonprofit
evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound
fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and
Lighthouse has earned the Silver participation level through
the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami
Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.
Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in
Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami
All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.
2013 and 2014
Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner of the Marlins
Foundation and has received over $50,000 in charitable
donations from the team to underwrite the cost of providing
vision screenings, comprehensive eye exams and prescription
glasses to underserved inner-city schoolchildren who receive
eye care through our Florida Heiken Children's Vision
Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson
Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper
Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Lighthouse's Heiken Children's Vision Program received the
bronze medal for their service to thousands of under-served
children in public schools at the 2012 Miami Today Gold
Medal Awards Ceremony.
Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business
Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the
Community Outreach category.
Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral
Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond
Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from
Health Foundation of South Florida.