Thank you to everyone who donated to us this #GivingTuesday. We so appreciate your support for our Conference Scholarship program!
VisionServe Alliance is a membership organization registered as a 501(c)(3). We are dedicated to being good stewards of our mission of engaging leaders in building a better world through services for people with vision loss and thank you in advance for your support.
All donations will be allocated to the General Fund unless otherwise specified. Your donations also fund the following scholarship programs:
Conference Scholarship Program:
How important is it to know the latest trends in your field? To connect with like-minded leaders? To learn techniques to become a better leader?
We think it’s super important! That’s why we produce two conferences for our members each year. These events provide high level executive training and opportunities to network and collaborate with other leaders in the blindness and low vision field.
But not all of our members can afford to attend, especially those from smaller agencies with budget concerns which is why we started the Rachel Rosenbaum Conference Scholarship program, which gives members the opportunity to attend a conference for free.
Here’s what two recipients said about the impact of receiving this scholarship:
“Attending VisionServe’s conferences has given me new insights, new friends and partners, and new ideas for improving services at my agency. Due to financial constraints because we are in the process of building a new facility, I would not have been able to attend VSA this year if I had not of received the scholarship. So, thank you so very much to the donor who provided this great opportunity.” – Sylvia Perez, Executive Director, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind.
“I cannot even begin to thank you enough for the incredible experience I was able to enjoy this week due to your support of our agency…the sessions centering around organizational structure, fundraising, and the discussion tables were enormously helpful; I didn’t leave a single session without a page full of exciting and implementable notes. I so greatly appreciate that you selected me to receive a scholarship for the conference, as our agency would not have been able to support my attendance without it.” – Shellena Heber, Director of Operations, Valley Center for the Blind.
VisionServe Alliance Academic Scholarship
The VisionServe Alliance Academic Scholarship program supports the next generation of professionals working in the field of blindness and vision rehabilitation. Applicants must be an employee of a VisionServe Alliance member organization pursuing a degree in Vision Rehabilitation, Orientation & Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Teacher of Visually Impaired, ACVREP Certification or O.T. Certification, and are eligible for a one-time award of up to $1,500.
Thank you for impacting our members’ success!
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8760 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63144