Future In Sight

Futureinsight2021

2021 Goals:

In a highly visual world, having a visual impairment can have a far-reaching effect on all aspects of life. From a child’s early development, teens’ preparation for the workforce and adults’ career adaptations to seniors’ safety, independence and mental health — building connections and accessing training and support are all critical drivers of overall health and well-being. Future In Sight, established as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in 1912, is the only statewide nonprofit that provides specialized services and support that meet the range of needs that individuals of all ages and stages of vision loss experience at home, at school and in the community — including via online learning and telehealth channels. Our overarching goal in 2021 is to reach and serve more people with vision loss who rely on our specialized services. Together with the students’ and clients’ hard work and determination, we deliver services that yield lasting outcomes, so that they thrive during life’s changing circumstances.

 


Fundraising Events:

The 2021 Walk for Sight planning is underway and will again be a hybrid event (in-person and online) this summer, built for team building and co-branding for your business — all while raising critical funding for vision rehabilitation services through Future In Sight. Check out last year’s success and this year’s plans at futureinsight.org/walk-for-sight.

Giving Opportunities:

Gifts of all sizes play a critical role in our ability to fulfill our mission. Thanks to the kindness and concern of so many (nearly 40% of our revenue comes from philanthropy) assuring that people of all ages and stages of vision loss gain the skills and support they need to adapt to the changes in their lives. If you’d like to discuss ways to make an impact on the lives of those we serve in a specific way, please contact our vice president for development, Jane Driscoll, at jdriscoll@futureinsight.org. You can also give a gift today through our website at futureinsight.org/donate.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The inability to drive is one of the most difficult adjustments for a person with vision loss. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, the adjustments to daily life without wheels can be made a bit easier. Covid-19 added a layer of challenges for all of us, and that is especially true for seniors with vision loss. We have adopted common protocols to reduce risk to volunteer drivers and clients. If you have a few hours a month to commit to taking someone to a medical appointment or food shopping, we would love to hear from you. Call (603) 224-4039 or email info@futureinsight.org.


Board Officers   /   Board Members:

David Hagen
Chair
Consumer

Charlie Mathews
Treasurer
Bank of New Hampshire

Steve Spain
Assistant Treasurer
Steward Partners Global Advisory

Dina Beaulieu
Secretary
Concord Eye Center

Tim Murray
Immediate Past Chair
Retired Insurance Services

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