Celebrating Jobs, Independence, and Empowerment at the 2015 Redefining Vision Luncheon

Featured speaker Shawn Dobbs (left) on stage with Michelle Denzer (center) and Nathan Greenwood (right)

Featured speaker Shawn Dobbs (left) on stage with Michelle Denzer (center) and Nathan Greenwood (right)

Featured speaker Shawn Dobbs (left) addressing the crowd at the Redefining Vision Luncheon.

Featured speaker Shawn Dobbs (left) addressing the crowd at the Redefining Vision Luncheon.

 

Our recent Redefining Vision Luncheon in March was a great success this year! Thank you to the nearly 300 guests who attended and to everyone who made a charitable gift this year. We raised over $130,000 for The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.’s Employee and Community Services (ECS) department.

Emcee Pat Cashman

Emcee Pat Cashman

The event was emceed by Seattle actor and comedian Pat Cashman who shared the inspirational experience he had while touring Seattle Lighthouse in addition to recognizing our generous sponsors, table captains, and volunteers.

David Jefferson (left) and Robert Studebaker (center) at the product display

David Jefferson (left) and Robert Studebaker (center) at the product display

Kirk Adams, President and CEO of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. spoke about our recent expansion and increased employment opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.

 

Kirk also had the honor of introducing a special video presentation following the personal stories of three of our employees, Shawn Dobbs, Michelle Denzer, and Nathan Greenwood.

Below you will find comments from one of our long-time community supporters, Billie Klan. We invite you to join Billie and others in supporting opportunities for people who are blind by returning the enclosed donation envelope or going online to www.thelighthousefortheblindinc.org and clicking the “Donate Now” button.

 

A Guest’s Perspective
Courtesy of Billie Klan

Each year I think that these Lighthouse events are pretty special – that they are continually improving. This year’s Redefining Vision Luncheon was my favorite!

Peggy Martinez and Andrew Stauffer performed songs at the event

Peggy Martinez and Andrew Stauffer performed songs at the event

While guests mingled, Peggy Martinez and Andrew Stauffer set a light tone for the opening of the Luncheon by providing musical entertainment. Other Lighthouse employees, David Jefferson and Robert Studebaker, gave very clear and thorough explanations of some of the hundreds of parts and products made at the Lighthouse. Our guests were surprised at how compact the entrenching tool became as shown by Pat Cashman — a delightful and perfect emcee.

The true stars were Shawn Dobbs, Michelle Denzer, and Nathan Greenwood. There had to have been lots of preparation and work to make such a wonderful video. It really shows the people behind the jobs at the Lighthouse.

We all come to this event knowing that we’ll have a lovely meal, meet other people excited and interested in the Lighthouse, and leave inspired.  This luncheon achieved all that and more.

 

Thank you to our generous 2015 Redefining Vision Luncheon sponsors:

The Muckleshoot Charitable Foundation
The Boeing Company
United Stationers
Kibble and Prentice
Umpqua Bank
Badgley Phelps
The BoxMaker, Inc.
Alliant
Pepsi
Costco
Amber Janitorial
US Bank
Swifty Printing
Fidelity Investments

 

Share our Story!

Please visit www.redefiningvision.org to view more photos and media from the event. We invite you to keep sharing Shawn, Nathan, and Michelle’s personal stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Thanks for your support!


 

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