Message from the President and CEO

Our Report to the Community

Kirk Adams, President and CEO

Kirk Adams, President and CEO, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

In 2009 The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. took a bold step forward: adopting a strategic plan and our goal of creating 500 living wage jobs for blind and Deaf-Blind individuals by 2016. That more than doubles our current employment opportunities for blind adults in five years. To reach this ambitious goal, we have identified five key strategies:

  • Build our Core Manufacturing Capabilities with state-of-the art machining equipment fully accessible to blind and Deaf-Blind individuals.
  • Develop Service Businesses to open up new and meaningful employment possibilities for blind and Deaf-Blind people.
  • Physical and Geographic Expansion: as our Seattle and Spokane branches are expanding, we also plan to add new Base Supply Centers to expand jobs across the West Coast.
  • Expand Accommodations and Training Opportunities by purposefully pursuing our goal of becoming a leader in accessibility, assistive technology, education and training for people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities.
  • Expand The Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation to fully fund our mission-related costs and special projects emerging from our strategic plan.

Our partnership with this community plays a crucial role in creating opportunities for people with visual and multiple disabilities. We could not have advanced this plan without board leadership, community support, and our employees’ dedication. I am deeply grateful to our generous community for building lasting opportunities for blind and Deaf-Blind individuals. With your support, we will continue to reach out to create life-changing employment and training in our community.

Kirk Adams Signature

Kirk Adams
President and CEO
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

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