Thank You

Thank you for choosing to make a donation to VOSH/International.  Since 1971, hundreds of clinics are held annually serving millions of poverty stricken people throughout the world.  Donations go directly to support eye care projects, equipment for mission trips,  sustainable eye clinics at schools of optometry and clinics in developing nations and the restoration of used equipment for educational purposes and use in eye clinics through V/I’s Technology Transfer Program (TTP).

The following people or organizations have made generous donations to VOSH/International.

Supporting VOSH Programs since 2009:

Supporting VOSH Programs since 2014:

 

Supporting S-VOSH Sinaloa Project since 2020:

Donations in 2021:

Anonymous Donor ($10,000 in matching funds)

Donations in 2020:

Supporting VOSH Contact Lense Project in Ghana

 

 

 

 

Donations in 2019:

Chadwick Optical

Greg Pearl, OD

Donations in 2020:

The Korzeniewski Family Foundation, In honor of Natalie Venezia

Donations in 2019:

American Academy of Optometry, In honour of Dr. J. Dan Twelker, 2019 Brien Holden Humanitarian of the Year Awardee

CEWire, Paul and Adam Farkas

The Korzeniewski Family Foundation, In honor of Natalie Venezia

Donations in 2020:

CE Wire, Paul and Adam Farkas (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Donations in 2019:

Frogge-Faulstich Charitable Gifting Fund

The Asheesh Goel and Shmalia Tahir Fund

Karimi and Associates

The Paul Sager and Natalie Venezia Charitable Fund

David Stacy, In Support of the VOSH Technology Transfer Program

Donations in 2021:

The Frogge-Faulstich Charitable Gifting Fund (funds matched by anonymous donor)

The Natalie Venezia and Paul Sager Family Trust (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Donations in 2020:

Heart of America Contact Lens Society

John Larcabal, OD (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Emilee Nehring, OD (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Network For Good

The Natalie Venezia and Paul Sager Family Trust

Donations in 2019:

The Asheesh Goel and Shmalia Tahir Fund

The Frogge-Faulstich Charitable Gifting Fund

Karimi and Associates, In Kind Donation

Network For Good

David Stacy, OD, In Support of the VOSH Technology Transfer Program

The Natalie Venezia and Paul Sager Family Trust

Donations in 2020:

Michael Ciszek, OD (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Tamson P. Gardner, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Emily Love

Gary Podhaizer and Cheryl Marcus Podhaizer Family Trust (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Mark and Pamela J. Rakoczy Charitable Fund, In Memory of Stephen Rakoczy (funds matched by anonymous donor)

John Daniel Twelker, OD (funds matched by anonymous donor)

William M. Yates, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Donations in 2019:

Barbara Brown, OD

Tracy Matchinski, OD

Mel Muchnik

Ruth Mandel In Memory Of Elias Mandel, MD

Dr. Mark S. Rakoczy and Mrs Pamela J Rakoczy

Dave Shivang

Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign

Donations in 2021:

Andrew Kohn, OD (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Alicia Langlais, In Loving Memory of Dr. Roy A. Langlais

Medfield (MA) Lions Club

Joe Newman

Jenna Schuette

Vicki Weiss, OD and Doug Weiss, OD (Funds Matched by Anonymous Donor)

Donations in 2020:

Katherine Ballantyne LLC

Harold Berliner (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Dale K Cole, OD, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Sara Cortes Martines (funds matched by anonymous donor)

John Graham (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Nick Herron

Scott Ihrke, In Memory of Dr. Gerald R. Ihrke from his son, daughters and wife

Stephanie Krok (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Abin Makil on behalf of SVOSH-NSU, In Support of Lebanese Optometry

Tracy Matchinski, OD, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Tracy Matchinski, OD (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Thomas Manning, OD

Ruth McAndrews, OD

Mel Muchnik (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Medfield Lions Club, Inc

Joe Newman (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Kimuyen Nguyen (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Mildred Radlauer, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Raj Rajakumer

Diana Robertson’s Book Club

Vohra Saanya, In Support of Lebanese Optometry

Shukur Ruxin Fund, In Memory of Anne Feifke

Stambaugh Family Charitable Giving Fund

Sarita Wilson (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Laura Zimmerman, In honor of Natalie Venezia (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Donations in 2019:

Amazon Smile Foundation

Julie Arends

Associação de Profissionais Licenciados de Optometria

Judie Hill

Bethann Lynch In Memory Of Kathleen Horn

Community Shares of Minnesota Campaign Management

Vicky Graham

Benjamin Konig

Leonardo Liu

Maurcia L Martin

Medfield Lions Club Inc

Mel Muchnik, In Support of Dr. J. Dan Twelker’s 100mile Tour De Tucson Race 2019

Karen Most

John J. Mergen

Northeast Philadelphia Lions Club

Hector C. Santiago, OD

Stambaugh Family Charitable Giving Fund

Robert Stein

Natalie Venezia, In Support of Dr. J. Dan Twelker’s 100mile Tour De Tucson Race 2019

Harry I. Zeltzer, OD

Donations in 2021:

Edward Benett

Dana Farmer

Shari and Daniel Hofstadter, In Memory of Dr. Fred Weitz

Kari Miller

Veronda Pitchford, In Recognition of Dr. Michael Ciszek

Stuart Shils, In Memory of Dr. Fred Weitz

Dawn Staley

Jennifer Vega

Donations in 2020:

Katie Bartsch

Priscilla Bell (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Louis Bernardi (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Kath Boyd and Becky Scheig, In Memory of Gerald R. Ihrke, OD

Barbara Brown, OD

Kim and Jim Christianson, In Memory of her father, Gerald R. Ihrke, OD

Eric Davis

Carolyn and Jack Goodman and Family, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Maryann Kohl

Marcia Lidman

Edward M. and Lynn R. Lubell, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Anne Moy (funds matched by anonymous donor)

Network For Good

Hong Nguyen

Amanda Posch

Marcy Radlauer Abramovitz and Family, In Memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Natalia Rodriguez

Graham Smith

Thurber Family, In memory of Dr Harry I. Zeltzer

Donations in 2019:

Paul Bellucci, In Honor of of Lauren Barber

Catherine Eyde

Daniel Hiraldo Cruz

Ilara Donarum

Jessica Holder

Cameron Kawato

Kathy Keltz

The Lincoln School Staff In Memory Of Margery Paull

Megan Maloney, In Memory of Dr. Christina Smith

Sam Mauro

Network For Good

Terry Pew

Mark Rakoczy. OD

Nathalie Renaud

Myra Remmel

Sam Schumacher

Elizabeth Solem

William McAllister

Sharon Zajac

Through the Technology Transfer Program (TTP), VOSH collects, restores and ships used optometric equipment, lenses and frames to needy clinics, teaching institutions, hospitals and NGOs

2019
Acuity Pro, Inc
Alan Rapoport, OD
Alcon -CSR Foundations and Partnerships
Anne Edmonds, OD
Bailey Cove Eye Care
Barbara Reiss, OD<
Barbra R. Johnson, OD
Benny Nava
Blake Christensen, OD
Cactus Medical Supply
CAL-COAST Ophthalmic
Carlos Mauri, OD
Cascade Eye and Skin Ctrs
Cheryl Atkins-Lubinski
Clear Vision Ophthalmology, PC
Coast Eyes, PLLC
Dale Novak, OD
Dallas Wilkinson, OD
David Braun, OD
David Ewing-Chow, MD, Ophthalmologist
David R. King, OD
David Salk
Deborah Marsh
Dr. Carl J. Roth -Bridger EyeCare
Dr. Ceida Chan
Dr. Greg Vallino, Village Optical
Dr. Monica Martocci
Forster Eyecare, Mark Forster, OD
Frederick Reynolds, OD
Gary Fishberg, OD
George Symonds, OD
Greg Pientka, OD, Palm Beach Eyecare
Hoya Vision Care
International Rehabilitation Vocational Counselor and Teacher Specialist Blind and Visually Impaired Adults
IPU Isuochi Progressive Union
Jacob Nachum, OD
James Cohen, OD
James Jordan, OD
James Simnacher, OD
Jeff Scheuermann, OD
Jennifer B. Grove, OD
Jerry Cook, MD
Kaiser Permanente
Kendall Harris, OD
Keri Lacey, Optician
L’Amy America
Larry Haas, Optician
Leigh Ziegler, OD
Leonard Hoffert, Eye Care Optical
Mark Galvan OD
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Mike Burley, OD
Mountain West Eyecare
Mr and Mrs. John C. Montgomery
Mr. Tom Slattery
New Haven Optical
North Columbus Eye
Ophthalmology Associates of York, LLC
PBW Optometry, PC
Penske Truck Leasing
Philip Wren, OD
Pinnacle Peak Eye Care
Prime Eye Care
Safety & Health Supplies Corp.
Smoky Hill Eye Care
St. Francis Ophthalmology Group
Stephen Graham MD OD
Steve and Nancy Campagnoli, OD
Steven Grant, OD,
Stuart Friedman, OD
Susan Halstead Family Vision Care Center
The Visionary, Inc.
Thomas Ericson
Thomas J. Olson, O.D.
Ventura Optometric Vision Care
Vincent Chimienti
Virginia Eyecare Center, PC
Vision for the Poor-c/o Chris Wurst
Vision Source Planet Eyewear

The Student VOSH chapters are the future of V/I. Donations to this fund help our chapters’ leadership to travel to the VOSH Annual and Midyear Meetings, to symposiums and other VOSH related educational endeavors.

2019


Vicky Graham, OD
John Larcabal, OD
Mel Muchnik, PhD
Mark Rakoczy, OD
Mary Lou Riederer, OD
Willow Thompson, OD
J. Dan Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO
Joe Vallari, Good-Lite
Ellen Weiss, OD

The VOSH Historical Society was established in 2016 to preserved the history and legacy of VOSH.  For more information, read the informative account relating the history of VOSH entitled Bringing the World into Focus – a History of VOSH,”  written by noted author and fellow VOSH member,  Michel Listenberger, OD, FVI (Author House Publisher)

Walter Branson, FVI and Elsa Branson*
Charles Grey, OD*
Mel Muchnik, PhD, FVI
C. Ellis Potter, OD, FVI*
University of Houston School of Optometry
University of Missouri School of Optometry
VOSH-Texas, Tom Pruett, OD*
Natalie Venezia, Esq., FVI*
Ellen L. Weiss, OD, FVI
Harry I . Zeltzer, OD, FVI
Greg Pearl, OD, FVI*

*Founding Members

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021