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Transition Students Swim With Dolphins At Discovery Cove

Tue, 03 May 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Transition Students Swim With Dolphins At Discovery CoveA group of around 40 young people, parents and Lighthouse staff recently participated in a unique, daylong outing at Discovery Cove® in Orlando, FL—an all-inclusive day resort where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, rays and tropical fish, and hand-feed exotic birds.


Volunteer Leadership Key to Growth at Lighthouse Works

Tue, 03 May 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Volunteer Leadership Key to Growth at Lighthouse WorksRichard Wertsching, a 57 year-old Connecticut native who goes by, ‘Rick’, is a volunteer leader who sits on the board at Lighthouse Works. Wertsching has contributed not just his time to the Lighthouse mission, but also his talent and treasure. He is currently the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for the Theme Parks and Resorts segment of the Disney Company and has called Florida home for the past 10 years.

Message from the President

Tue, 03 May 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Message from the PresidentFriends, this issue of our newsletter holds particular significance to me because our lead article features the late Donna J. Esbensen, former vice president and CFO at Lighthouse Central Florida and a woman I considered a very close friend.


IN MEMORIAM: Lighthouse Loses A Ray of Light

Tue, 03 May 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

In Memoriam: Lighthouse Loses A Ray of LightOn January 24, 2016, our beloved community stalwart and Lighthouse family member, Donna J. Esbensen, departed this world after her battle with cancer. Donna was devoted to the mission of Lighthouse Central Florida and served as the organization’s vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for over 17 years.

Monica May Interviews Lighthouse Volunteers/Former Clients

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Monica May Interviews Lighthouse Volunteers/Former ClientsOrlando radio personality, Monica May, recently interviewed Lighthouse volunteers/former clients, Ned Moye and Goddest Johnson, on her Community Connection radio program.


Empowerment through Employment: Not Just a Tagline

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Empowerment through Employment: Not Just a TaglineDid you know that the number of Florida residents with impaired vision, including blindness, could more than double over the next three decades? The direct and indirect costs of vision problems among all age groups statewide total an amount just shy of $10 billion! If appropriate preventive and rehabilitative steps are not taken, costs will burgeon as the population of Florida ages and the life expectancy increases.

Teen Philanthropist Credits Lighthouse for Her Activism

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Teen Philanthropist Credits Lighthouse for Her ActivismEighteen year old Kari Ross possesses a level of maturity and community-mindedness well beyond her youthful age. The Florida native and high school senior has been connected to the mission of Lighthouse Central Florida for several years, dating back to when her father, a local attorney, first lost his vision.

Message from the President

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 by Lee Nasehi

Message from the PresidentHappy New Year to you all! This year marks 40 years that we have been in this community delivering vision specific, rehabilitation services to Central Florida’s blind and visually impaired. With your help, we will continue to expand our life changing, cutting edge services to Central Floridians of all ages who live with vision loss, while also offering support to their families, friends, colleagues and employers. Let’s make it a banner year!

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