Legacy Giving

The Center for Vision Loss, through its Endowment Foundation, welcomes legacy gifts. Such gifts will help ensure the sustainability of the agency and its mission for the future including providing:

  • Services and programs which empower seniors to live well with vision loss
  • Escorted transportation for our customers who can no longer drive
  • Introduction to and training for the newest assistive technology which allows blind and visually impaired customers to enhance their independence
  • Vision screenings using the most advanced technology to determine healthy vision in our youngest population
  • No cost eye exams and glasses for people in need

Legacy gifts may be designated for a specific purpose or to remember a person who has held a significant place in your life. It is always prudent to discuss your intentions with you attorney, tax advisor or financial advisor to determine the gift which is best for your personal circumstances.


In honor of the Center for Vision Loss’s 85 years of service in 2013, Martin Lang, President of the Endowment Foundation Board of Directors, has announced the establishment of The Helen Keller Society, a legacy gift society. People of all backgrounds and incomes who wish to ensure the future of the Center for Vision Loss are invited to join. Contributions may take the form of:

  • Gifts of Cash of $1,000 or more
  • Gifts by Bequest
  • Gifts of Stocks/Securities
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts by Retirement Accounts

The Center for Vision Loss feels a warm kinship with Helen Keller, the well-known deaf-blind teacher and humanitarian. Through Miss Keller’s urging, local Lions Clubs formed the two original Lehigh County and Northampton County blind associations, forerunners of the current agency, in 1928. Throughout her life, Miss Keller encouraged blind and visually impaired individuals to look beyond vision to seek their own level of independence.

A gift to The Helen Keller Society will help provide this opportunity for many in the future. Members of The Helen Keller Society will be recognized on a special plaque prominently displayed in the agency’s offices.

Potential Endowment Foundation donors are invited to contact the following individuals for more information about all categories of legacy giving:

Martin Lang, Endowment Board President
610-439-5040 or martylang@langfaylorchomo.com


Dennis Zehner, Director of Development and Marketing
610-433-6018, Ext. 241 or dennis.zehner@centerforvisionloss.org

Click here to download a printable copy of The Helen Keller Society brochure.

The Center for Vision Loss Endowment Fund

An Agency  Fund Established at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

In 2016, the Center for Vision Loss added another way for people in our community to help our agency meet future needs as the incidence of vision loss continues to grow by establishing the Center for Vision Loss Endowment Fund, through the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. If you are interested in making a gift to this special fund, you may submit a check, payable to the Center for Vision Loss Endowment Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. For more information go to http://www.lehighvalleyfoundation.org. Click on the “Create a Fund”  page, then scroll down and click on “Existing Funds” to search for the Center for Vision Loss Endowment Fund under the Agency Established Funds category.

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