7th Annual See the Light Luncheon

Benefits Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

CEO Virginia Jacko with Dan & Trish Bell

Thursday, November 15
La Gorce Country Club
5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach
786-362-7515 (Cameron Sisser)

Miami Lighthouse will hold its 7th Annual See the Light Luncheon at LaGorce Country Club on November 15th. At the 2012 See the Light Luncheon, the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind will celebrate the completion of the Spencer Educational Empowerment Center Challenge which will allow for the construction of a new fourth floor to expand Braille and technology literacy, job readiness, and transition program for teenagers. Major contributors who will be honored at the luncheon include Mary Spencer, Marta Weeks, Jan & Dan Lewis, Penny & Roe Stamps, Jacquelyn Hegamyer Hinckley and Katharine Hegamyer, and the esteemed Ruby Jubiliarians.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jose Feliciano and Harriet Carter

More than 200 of South Florida’s philanthropists and community leaders will attend this extraordinary luncheon, generously underwritten by Bessemer Trust, Shutts & Bowen, LLP and Commissioner Sally A. Heyman. Guests will also enjoy wine provided by Gulf Wine Merchants and beautiful hand-made ceramic centerpieces created by Miami Lighthouse Blind and Visually Impaired adults in the Social Group Activities program.

About Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired started in 1931 in a 900- square-foot bungalow on the corner of S.W. 6th Street and S.W. 8th Avenue, now part of east Little Havana and still our location after all these years. Today Miami Lighthouse has a state-of-the-art, 37,500-square-foot facility where people who are blind or visually impaired receive vision rehabilitation, low vision services, Braille and technology instruction and much more, depending on their needs. Miami Lighthouse has received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for 4 consecutive evaluations. Only 8% of the charities rated have earned this distinction indicating that Miami Lighthouse consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America.

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