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Independence with Dignity

Winter 2010 and 2009 Annual Report

CVI’s Original Star Retires

One by one, the people who have been touched by Annie Maxwell over the years
rose to speak about the woman who changed their lives. “Miss Annie, you’ve always
been my heart and my inspiration,” said a college student and STARS graduate. “I
look at everything you’ve accomplished and it makes me want to try even harder.”
Current STARS student Caroline thanked Annie for “always being there and for
creating this place where I’ve connected with people and made friends.”

STARS (Social, Therapeutic, Academic, and Recreational Services) students and
volunteers planned two special gatherings to honor Annie. One took place at CVI
during Annie’s last day of the STARS After School Enrichment Program in December.
The second was a community-wide afternoon open house in February. Children and
adults of all ages spoke, sang and presented original art to Annie in an effort to
express what she has meant to them. Since 1992, Annie Maxwell has worked
tirelessly to build the STARS program into what it is today – a strong and vibrant
year-round program that helps students with severe vision loss achieve their
maximum potential academically and socially by encouraging them to pursue and
accomplish their dreams.

Annie has never wavered from her philosophy on working with kids who are
visually impaired. “Our students need to do things and be exposed,” she said, “and I
am determined that they expand and stretch themselves.” From day one at the helm
of STARS, Annie has opened the minds of her students by helping them discover
their potential. Through new experiences like whitewater rafting and horseback
riding, STARS has helped hundreds of kids gain confidence and learn to believe in

In 1992, STARS began with a budget of $300, less than 10 active students and eight
outings a year. Under Annie’s leadership, the program has grown to serve more than
170 students ages six to 21 who participate in year-round programming including
after-school instruction, summer camp, and weekend events including field trips,
recreation, service projects and retreats. Annie also created a mentoring program
that pairs successful blind and visually impaired adults with STARS children, with
Annie being “Mentor Number One.” Born blind, she has willingly shared her own
experiences with students who are trying to imagine what the future will hold.

Over the years, Annie has recruited and trained a dedicated group of volunteers and
mentors to help her provide unique opportunities for visually impaired youth. Not
comfortable in the spotlight, Annie would rather recognize others. “I never, ever
could have done STARS myself,” she said at the surprise party in December. “I thank
every volunteer, every parent, every staff member – everybody who has made
STARS what it is today.” But to quote CVI President Subie Green, anyone who knows
Annie knows that “she is one of those rare people who can make things happen.”

In addition to her role as director of STARS, Annie also led the efforts of the
Volunteer Services department. She managed the training, recruitment and
coordination of hundreds of people who volunteered their time and talent for CVI.
She was highly skilled in placing and motivating volunteers, and over the years her
efforts with them helped make a difference in the lives of blind and visually
impaired children and adults alike.

Annie’s contributions to her community have been heralded both locally and
nationally. She has been honored with many awards throughout her career,
including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award,
an Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Federation of the Blind, the
Walter McDonald Award from the American Council of the Blind, and in 2004, she
had the pleasure of carrying the torch in Atlanta for the Athens Olympic Torch

Although retiring from CVI, Annie will in no way be retiring from life. “My plans for
the future are numerous,” she said. “I want to write my first novel for publication,
set up several volunteer programs for schools, establish a child-care program for my
grandchildren, and become heavily involved in blindness issues and concerns on the
state and national levels.”

As everyone gathered to celebrate and reflect on Annie’s tenure at CVI, one of her
students said fittingly, “You may be done with your employment here, but you’ve
helped many of us find out what we’re going to do with our own life, our own jobs
and our own futures. I think that is very important, and we’re going to miss you.”

The STARS and Volunteer Services program will continue under the new leadership of
Elizabeth Crofton, previously assistant director of STARS. After a nationwide search
and interview process, Elizabeth was hired as the most highly qualified candidate. “I
feel so honored to carry on the legacy that Annie has created in STARS and Volunteer
Services,” she said recently. “I look forward to continue providing the kinds of hands-
on, fun learning experiences STARS is celebrated for – those that are integral to
helping our kids make the gradual transition into independent, capable and confident

CVI Welcomes New Tenant Prevent Blindness Georgia
Prevent Blindness Georgia (PBGA), the statewide non-profit that provides needed
vision care for Georgia’s children, seniors and those unable to access eye care, has
leased space at CVI. Jenny Pomeroy, PBGA CEO said, “Our move will allow us to work
more closely with our valued partner CVI, and raise public awareness about the
increasing number of vision problems in Georgia.”

The move has been heralded by vision advocates and community leaders alike. “This
is a beautiful example of collaboration between two vital, well-managed
organizations. It should serve as a model for other nonprofits seeking to enhance
effectiveness, as well as efficiency,” said Tom Glenn of the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn
Family Foundation. “As a result of these efforts, the Center for the Visually Impaired
and Prevent Blindness Georgia will serve more people, change more lives, and do so
while better utilizing existing resources. I hope donors will recognize this increased
return on their investment and reward these two organizations with an even
greater level of support,” he added.

Pomeroy said that the move will allow PBGA to save 35 percent on its office space
costs, while providing all the amenities that they were looking to find. In addition to
making sense financially, CVI President Subie Green said, “What pleases us more
than the economic side of this new partnership is the opportunity for our two
organizations to provide a full spectrum of vision services by working together.” She
believes that the move will make it easier for consumers to find the vision services
they need, as PBGA provides screening that will identify Georgians who need vision
rehabilitation at CVI.

New Charter Members Join Mary Ann and Dick Cook Legacy Society

Charter Membership Period Ends April 30

At the celebration of the one year anniversary of the Mary Ann and Dick Cook
Legacy Society in October, Teri McMahon, chair of the Cook Legacy Society,
announced that during the previous year, 14 new people had included CVI in their
estate plans. Together with those loyal friends who had already made the Center a
part of their legacy, these donors are honored as charter members of the Cook
Legacy Society. If you have already included CVI in your estate plans, please
consider letting us know so that we may honor you as well.

If you are considering a planned gift to benefit CVI, please visit the “Make a
Donation” page at to download our planned giving brochures on
wills or the new booklet, “Envision your legacy: Creating a future for people with
vision loss.”
To speak with someone about the possibility of including CVI in your will or
establishing a charitable gift annuity or trust to benefit the Center, please contact
Karen Perry, vice president for development, at 404-602-4282 or

Mary Ann and Dick Cook Legacy Society

Charter Members



Louis E. Arrants

Mrs. Leo J. Bloch*

Montague L. Boyd IV

Sarah Page Boykin*

Doris M. Bryant*

Belle D. and Carl M. Camp*

Mary Ann and Dick Cook       Ruby M. Crawford*

Ruth M. Crawford*

Roger Dann*

Cam Dorsey*

Richard and Cathryn DuBow          Amada Grace Dunn*

Lois Edge*

Subie Green

Phillip R. Green

Jennifer R. Hamilton

Henry C. Heinz*

C. Max Henderson*

Marion Calhoun Hendrix*

Susan G. Hogg*

Susan Hoy
Lorraine H. Jennrich*

Anne Kilpatrick*

Karen P. Kirkpatrick

Dorothy Weiner Lavine*

Jack H. Levin*

Lois R. Manley*

Teri McMahon

Edward C. Miller*

John D. and Martha J. Morris
Martha Niblack*

Lucille T. Nichols*

Jeannette E. and Daniel

  Edwin* Plaster

James Emory Powell*

Susan Currie Prutzman

John and Toni Rhett

Katherine M. Riley*

Anne B. Skae

Joan M. Stuart

Frank W. Virgin

Patricia R. Webb

I. Newton Whiteside*

Bessie Wilder*

Mary Taylor Wilson*

*Deceased members
See What’s Happening

A Technology Petting Zoo was recently held at CVI featuring current and emerging
technologies that specifically address the needs of people who are blind or visually
impaired. The “Zoo” was one result of a multi-year collaboration between CVI,
Georgia Tech’s Sonification Lab, and various related agencies who meet bi-monthly
to discuss topics pertaining to technology and vision impairment. “With this hands-
on venue of technology products, CVI clients and staff were able to provide valuable
consumer feedback on the usability of the products on display,” said John Rempel,
CVI assistive technology instructor.

CVI hosted two Georgia State Representatives who visited the Center’s BEGIN early
childhood education program. House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta)
visited in December and Terry England (R-Auburn) came in January on his first day
in office as chair of the House Education Subcommittee of the Appropriations
Committee. Both Representatives spent time in a BEGIN class in an effort to better
understand the needs of children who are blind or visually impaired.

The Coca-Cola Foundation recently awarded CVI a surprise gift of $10,000. The
award was presented by Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president, Global
Community Connections. She recognized CVI’s excellent service delivery, the
involvement of its trustees (including Rich Kruse, who chairs the CVI Human
Resources Committee and is an attorney with Coca-Cola), and the agency’s financial
need in these difficult times.

Members of CVI’s George and Jean Henderson Society were recognized for their
generous support of the Center at the Society’s annual dinner on January 21. Hosted
by Henderson Society Chairs Dey and Scott Mathews, guests enjoyed an inspiring
performance and presentation by American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre. Scott rose to
fame a year ago as the show’s first visually impaired contestant, finishing eighth out
of more than 110,000 Idol hopefuls. The Center thanks those whose support made
the evening possible: AirTran Airways, AT&T Georgia, Cooper Music and an
anonymous donor.

Membership in the Henderson Society is extended to those who contribute $1,000
or more to CVI during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). For more information about
the Henderson Society, contact Lauren Lindenbaum, director of annual giving at
404-875-9011 ext. 4276.

Get a Closer Look at CVI

What exactly does CVI do? How do I get more involved? How does the Center impact
our community? What services are available? If you’ve ever wondered about these
or any other questions regarding CVI, there are plenty of opportunities for you to
gain a better understanding of the organization.
A SightBite is a one-hour introduction to the Center complete with a boxed lunch
and tour. Hosted by CVI volunteers in an informal setting, SightBites are a great way
to learn more about how CVI helps people with vision loss achieve their personal
goals for independence. SightBites are intended to help you connect with the Center,
whether you are seeking new ways to support a local nonprofit organization or are
looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity.

SightBites are held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every
month. Future dates include March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23 and July 28. If you
would like to attend a SightBite, please RSVP to at least one
day prior to the luncheon. For more information, contact Lauren Lindenbaum at

On the fourth Thursday of each month, CVI hosts an Open House for prospective
clients and their friends and family. It is an excellent opportunity to get a sneak
peek at the services and programs that we offer. During the one hour event, guests
participate in a Q&A session along with a tour of the center, including the VisAbility
Store. During the Q&A, staff members share specific information on our services,
show the CVI video and explain the application process.

Open Houses are held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the fourth floor in the
BellSouth Community Room. There is no need to RSVP, and future Open Houses will
take place on March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24 and July 22. For more
information, contact Empish Thomas at 404-875-9011 ext. 4350 or by e-mail at

Save the Date for the 7th Annual True Blue Do

The True Blue Do returns to Opera in Midtown on Thursday, May 6, 2010. Join event
co-chairs Toni and John Rhett and D.D. and Bick Cardwell for an exciting night of live
music, delicious food and drink, and the chance to win exciting prizes — all to
benefit CVI.

To date, sponsors include the Laura and Montague Boyd Foundation, Richard and
Cathyrn DuBow, Toni and John Rhett, D.D. and Bick Cardwell, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
K. Garges, Georgia’s Own Credit Union, MARTA’s Office of Diversity and Equal
Opportunity and Susan Currie Prutzman.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $10,000; tickets are $125. To learn
more about the True Blue Do and how you can be a part of this party with a purpose,
please contact Lauren Lindenbaum, CVI director of annual giving, at 404-875-9011
ext. 4276.

Independence in Action
Charles Mason, AirTran customer care specialist and former CVI client, was recently
recognized as one of airline’s best employees at their 2009 Excellence Award
Ceremony. According to Tony Randolph, Charles’ supervisor, Charles “seeks
challenges and pushes to improve his performance and that of those around him. He
is passionate in his efforts to keep this company its best and has become a valuable
contributor to its success.”

CVI Graduates Hired

Fred Dorgan at MSA Global

Kathy Keys at Federal Highway Administration

CVI Client Internships

Cynthia Napier at Dress for Success

Adrianne Ingram at Georgia Library for Accessible Services

Charles Almond at Sysco Food Services of Atlanta

Corie Heery at United Way 211

Quentin Kithcart at InnerVision Neuromuscular Center


Helen Trentadue, CVI client and friend, passed away on December 29, 2009.

She was a wonderfully inquisitive and resourceful person, always friendly and
smiling. A member of the macular degeneration support group, Helen also provided
peer counseling telephone support for clients.

Cam Dorsey, a long-time CVI friend and donor, passed away on November 25, 2009.
Born in 1918, he practiced law until 1997, and held many positions including Mayor
of Clarkesville and Assistant Attorney General of Georgia. A generous supporter of
many organizations, Cam established a charitable gift annuity to benefit CVI three
years ago.

Communication & Connection
Dear Friends,

The year 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, who
invented the system of communicating all the letters, words and numbers of the
world through a mere six raised dots.

For many sighted people, the thought of “vision loss” has an immediate mental
connection to “braille.” We are all fascinated by the idea of braille and a little
terrified by the thought that we might need to use it. At CVI, adults who have lost
vision may have the same initial fear of braille. “Will I be able to learn it?” “Will I
ever enjoy life without being able to read?”

In this year’s annual report of our work at CVI during 2009, you will see how
children are introduced to braille at such an early age that they are not afraid to use
it. Their parents often take braille classes themselves so they will be ready to help
with homework and school communications. Our vocational rehabilitation teachers
say that within four months, most motivated adults can learn enough braille to
access information. Braille is like reading print—the more you read, the more
skilled you become.

Braille is just one of the communications tools that we teach at CVI. Computers,
video magnifiers and an ever-expanding array of assistive technology help CVI
clients of all ages learn to use communication tools. Effective communication skills
make our clients more desirable employees and allow them to connect with family,
friends and community activities.

An annual report is a communications tool itself. It is our opportunity to tell you
about the good things that are happening for the people we serve at the Center. Our
clients are learning the skills they need to become advocates for their children, to
excel at school and work, and to access the activities, people, and opportunities they

Our hope is that these stories of the incredible successes of our clients--babies
through seniors--will connect with you. Our work could not be done without your
support and we hope you are proud of what you have made possible.

We are thrilled each day to be working with people who are learning new skills to
connect to the world. Could there be a more powerful or important mission? We
thank you for the connections you have made to make CVI the life-changing
resource that it is.

Grace Caylor Makes Her Way in the World

Nine-year-old Grace Caylor loves to sing. “Wanna hear my favorite song?” she says,
and breaks out into the chorus from “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Joyful and full of
energy, Grace likes talking about her favorite things, which include ballet dancing,
going to school and eating chocolate chip cookies. “I love to play with my brother
Matthew and my dog Sadie,” she says. “They make me happy!”

Grace was born blind and her parents brought her to CVI’s BEGIN early childhood
program when she was only two weeks old. “Grace loved going to Ms. Jacque’s music
class, and so did I,” said Grace’s mother, Karla. “It was wonderful being around other
moms who had similar issues. Without CVI, we would have felt lost and alone.”

Grace is now active in the STARS (Social Therapeutic, Academic and Recreational
Services) program, where being with friends is another one of her favorite things. “I
like coming here and seeing my friends Zachary and Mao. I’ve known them since I
was little,” she says. Karla added that Grace especially likes coming to summer camp
at CVI. “My most favorite thing was horseback riding,” said Grace. “I got to ride a
horse named Dixie!”

In addition to playing with friends and participating in fun activities, Grace is also
working hard to learn the skills she needs to make her way in the world. These days,
she’s working hard on her braille, and she says that it’s going great. She pulls a
Perkins brailler close and says, “Wanna watch me braille my name?” She does, and
her teacher says it’s perfect.

Willie Mack Gets a Second Chance

Willie Johnny Mack started noticing a difference in his vision about a year ago when
he had difficulty seeing his computer screen and driving his car. He says that it was
initially shocking and life altering but CVI’s Adult Rehabilitation Services have been
very helpful in regaining his life and independence. “It took about nine months for
me to learn that I was losing my vision to a genetic disease,” he said. “I was always
the person that people would come to for help; but now I was in need of the help.”

Besides helping to rebuild his confidence, Willie learned safe travel and mobility
techniques along with enhancing his cooking skills in the kitchen. “I learned how to
properly cross the street and understood that I might need to walk up or down a
block to find a safer crossing,” Willie explains. “In the kitchen, I learned how to cook
some really incredible dishes – even some that surprised me!” Willie shares that he
was a “grill-type-of-guy” before, but got so good in the kitchen that CVI staff began to
ask, “Is Mack cooking today?”

Through his experiences at CVI, Willie now understands the importance of not
taking things for granted and how to communicate with people about the meaning
of being visually impaired. “When I was in the Air Force I spent a lot of time on the
road traveling,” he said. “I still travel now but have to plan things in advance.” As
Willie travels around Atlanta completing his daily tasks he shares openly and
honestly about being visually impaired. “I have always stressed the importance of
communication, because I see that most problems come from lack of
communication,” he remarks. “I know that people are watching me when I go out.
People don’t understand visual impairments and I stop and explain what it means.”

With a diverse career background in the Air Force, technical writing and
meteorology, Willie is at a crossroads in his life. He is not sure of his future plans
but knows that he has gotten a second chance at life and wants to use this time

Mary Alyce Cordell Regains a Positive View on Life

Mary Alyce Cordell has always been an optimistic person. But when she first started
losing her vision, she admits she was at a low point. Then she found CVI. “I joined
the Macular Degeneration Support group, and seeing what others were doing
helped,” said Mary. “They were not sad or feeling sorry for themselves.”

It was not just the monthly support group that helped Mary to regain her positive
view on life. She also was given various tips and tricks on how to maintain her
independence at home through the Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic and the
community-based Adult Rehabilitation Services. Living alone as a widow with four
adult children nearby, Mary wanted to be able to manage her life and home. CVI
staff members taught Mary simple techniques such as using a cutting board with
black and white sides for high contrast and using talking products such as clocks
and watches. “For some strange reason I have to always know what time it is,” Mary
laughingly said. “Not knowing the time is not a good feeling.”

In addition, Mary also learned how to use the white cane. Apprehensive at first, she
literally got the swing of it and now uses her cane often. “At first I did not want to
use the cane because I did not want to stand out,” Mary notes. “But CVI showed me
the benefits and how it communicates to the public that you have a vision
impairment. I did not always verbally communicate that I have vision loss and
would get my feelings hurt because people would misunderstand.”

With the support from her monthly support group, learning new techniques in the
home and use of her white cane, Mary has gained essential tools to help her
maintain her independence and quality of life. She now goes out in her community
attending water aerobic classes and social activities at a local senior center. She still
continues to take her annual trips to Cancun with a friend and participates in all that
life has to offer. “I am almost 75 years old and I plan on going out kicking!”

Who We Serve
CVI Services from July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009


Female               59%

Male                 41%


Birth to 19          17%

20 – 64              40%

65 and over          43%


360 Infants and preschoolers and their family members served in BEGIN early
childhood program

209    School-aged children served by STARS

1,384 Children and adults who received services at the Florence Maxwell Low
Vision Clinic

170    Adults who received Center-based vision rehabilitation services

778 Adults and their family members who received Community-based vision
rehabilitation services

2,127 People who benefitted from Client Services educational programs and case

196 People who attended Toastmasters, exercise classes, book club and support

336    Volunteers who provided direct service and program support

5,560 Number of people served by CVI

Where Our Clients Live

CVI assisted people from 99 of Georgia’s 159 counties

VisAbility Store Summary
3,901   Number of guest transactions

10,017 Number of items sold

CVI reached 12,265 people in the community through public education activities
like CVI tours, health fairs and United Way events.

Center for the Visually Impaired & Center for the Visually Impaired Foundation

Combined Financial Highlights for the Year ended June 30, 2009

2009 Revenue and Support

VisAbility Store

(net of goods sold) $59,689 (1%)

Government contracts and fees for service $1,720,945 (50%)

Gifts and Grants $692,555 (20%)

United Way Contributions $607,773 (18%)

Investments $237,302 (7%)

Other Revenue $133,453 (4%)

TOTAL $3,451,717

2009 Expenses*

Program and direct service $3,236,569 (75.3%)

Management & administration $619,674 (14.4%)

Fundraising$441,557 (10.3%)

TOTAL $4,297,800

* To cover 2009 expenses, CVI applied reserve and restricted funds received in
previous years for the VisAbility store and children’s programs.
CVI’s certfied public accounting audit report is available by request and on the
Resources page at

Cumulative Gifts & Pledges

July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009

Donors who make annual gifts totaling $1,000 or more are members of the
Henderson Society, a giving club established in 2003 to celebrate and honor CVI’s
founders, George and Jean Henderson.

$5,000 and above

A Friend of the Center for the Visually Impaired

AGL Resources Private Foundation

AirTran Airways


Atlanta Foundation

Laura and Montague Boyd Foundation

Camp-Younts Foundation

Mary Ann and Dick Cook

Richard and Cathryn DuBow

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Finish Line Youth Foundation

Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation

John and Mary Franklin Foundation

The Friedman Supporting Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Greene

John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation

Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation
F. Dale Hayes
The Bobby Hogg Foundation

Laurie and John Hopkins Charitable Trust

Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta

Lois and Lucy Lampkin Foundation

Lindell Charitable Trust

Livingston Foundation, Inc.

Florence H. Maxwell Foundation

Teri and Kevin McMahon

Metropolitan Atlanta Combined Federal Campaign
Mark and Carla Morel

Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Morgan, Jr.

Estate of Martha Niblack*

Molly and Scott A. Pastor, M.D.

Larry E. Patrick

Mr. and Mrs. Erwin C. Reid

The Rich Foundation

Frances H. Shropshire

Stahl Family Foundation

Tappan Street Restaurant Group

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

Wal-Mart Foundation



The Arnold Foundation

AT&T Georgia
Richard G. Blumberg

Buckhead Lions Club Foundation

D.D. and Bick Cardwell

Conlee Family Supporting Foundation

Maureen Flannagan

Gannett Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas K. Garges

Georgia Natural Gas

Haddow Family Foundation
Jennifer and John Hamilton

Alvin and Alice Hellmich Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Lou and Grady Jackson

The Junior League of Atlanta

Frances Kuniansky and Dr. Jerry Berman

The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation

Carol and David Lindenbaum

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees’ Reaching Out Club

Mac and Sima Martirossian

Susan Currie Prutzman

John and Toni Rhett

Zachary B. Sank

Bryan and Paula Seas

Standard Press

SunTrust Investment Services

Thanks Mom and Dad Fund

John and Terry Vinson

Delmas L. Webb, Jr.
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation


Aaron’s, Inc.

F. Duane Ackerman

Peter and Kay Amann


James and Precious Ashworth
AT&T Telecom Pioneers - Georgia Chapter

Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity

Atlanta Peach Movers

Angie and Bob Batterson

BDO Seidman, LLP

Ellen and Duncan Beard

Janet and Bruce Beerman

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Benton

Blonder Family Foundation

Kathy and Bob Bowman

Brand Properties

Robert L. Bresch

Bright Wings Foundation

Ruth Pat Carpenter


Citizens of Georgia Power

Amy and Daniel S. Codman III

Cognex Corporation
Nancy and Bill Cohen

Renee and Mike Cohn

Colliers Spectrum Cauble

Bill Consolie

Cousins Properties

John H. Cowart

CVS Caremark

Kimbrough and Alicia Davis

Ann and John Day
Tyler and Jessica Dempsey

Ellen Doft and Alex Katz

Cam D. Dorsey, Jr.*


Georgia’s Own Credit Union

Sandra and John Glover

Kathryn and Jud Graves

Subie and Phil Green

Mr. and Mrs. Quill O. Healey II

Bradley E. Henderson, M.D.

Lindsay and George Henderson III

Mrs. Ira C. Herbert

Darryl and Shirelle Hicks

Samuel Hogle

The Home Depot Foundation Matching Gift Center

Susan Hoy

Jones Lang LaSalle

Robert and Ellen Khoury
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Ann Wead Kimbrough

King & Spalding LLP

Richard and Nicole Kruse

Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation

Dorothy Weiner Lavine Memorial Fund

Marianne and Bill Lee

Cora T. Lewis Memorial Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Mabon
Robert S. and Joan Mathews

Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Mathews III

Judy McMillan, E.D.S.

Microsoft Giving Campaign

Mrs. C. N. Mills

Cindy and Cooper N. Mills, Jr.

Bob and Sue Mullins

Clara M. and John S. O’Shea

Once For All Trust, Inc.

Debbie and Dennis Patterson

Briggs and Reta Peery

Karen Perry and Kristofer Schleicher

Felix and Mary Ann Prinzo

Publix Super Markets Charities

Jane C. Puckett

Patty and Doug Reid

The Patty and Doug Reid Supporting Family Foundation

Helen W. Rhett
J. Michael Roach, M.D. and Kim Nikles

David and Leslie Secrest

Paul B. and Mildred Seydel Foundation

Anne B. Skae

Claire Davis Smith

Ted and Wendy Sullivan

SunTrust Bank

Louis J. Taratoot Family Philanthropic Fund

Susan and Frank W. Virgin
Virgil P. Warren Foundation

Patricia R. Webb

Weswood Foundation

June Morgan Willis

Bill and Donna Woolf


Paul Alberto

Dr. and Mrs. J. David Allen

Alston + Bird LLP


Dona J. Avery

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baisier

Mary and John Baker

Bankers’ Capital Group, LLC

Susan and David Bershad

Robyn M. Bethea
Frank E. Block*

Marianne and Clay Bowers

David and Patty Broiles

Brooks, McGinnis & Company, LLC

C Lighting

Karla M. Caylor

Charissa Schultz Design

Cynthia L. Chastain

Citi Foundation Matching Gifts Program and Volunteer Incentive Program
Worldwide Licensing & Retail Operations Departments of the Coca-Cola Company

Angela Cotton, BCO

Cox Enterprises

Patricia Atwater Donald

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr.

Nancy J. DuPree

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Forbus

Drs. J. Harper and Anne Gaston

Mr. and Mrs.* Emanuel E. Gluck

Amanda and Greg Gregory Family Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater

Edwin M. Halkyard III

Beth and Stephen M. Hamilton, M.D.

Emma A. Harris

Charles and Nancy Harrison

Mr. and Mrs. Quill O. Healey

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hines
Martha and Dan Hummer
Janice I. Huyler

Tatiana Jean-Louis

JoAnn Johnson-Miller

Gary and Libby Jones

The Kibler Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City Golden K

R. Michael Lee

Lorna M. Leekley

Stephen Lipton
Art and Lindee Lucas

Orlando and Margaret Lynch

Macy’s Foundation

Sabrina A. McCorvey

Brian and Rosamarie McHugh

Dr. and Mrs. Francis Mess

Charles Metcalf and Anita Rooks-Metcalf

Barbara J. Murphy

Laura and Andrew Murphy

Carol and James Ney

Georgia B. Nunnally

Alan I. Panzer

Shädé Patterson

The Mark C. Pope III Foundation

Ernie and Libby Prickett

Terry Priest

Sam’s Club

David Schneberger
Amy Slack

John E. Smith II

Carl Tarrance

Troutman Sanders LLP

WellPoint Associate Giving Campaign

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Woodruff

Teresa M. Wright

M. Christina Young


Susan B. Abrams

Gabriel Adam

Janis E. Adams

Suzanne C. Alexander

Shelley and Jeff Alperin


Rudolph Arnstein and Kathy Knopp

AT&T Services

Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

Francis H. Aucremann

Kathryn and Wilbur Baird, M.D.

Thiot McClure Ball

Eleanor Banister

Amber Barry

Marcia E. Basson

Clinton and Barbara Bastin
Dr. Lynn and Mr. Timothy Baxter

Bill and Beverly Beach

Lavelle and Marie Beene

Alice and Daniel P. Belko

Frank and Kathy Bell

Kim Bennett

Allison Berger and Neil Campbell

Robert T. Biccum

Arlene Billingsley
Juan Billion-Ressler and Patricia Ressler-Billion

George B. Bilsten, M.D.*

Gwendolyn Black

Ann C. Blaylock

The Bleich Family

Cheryl and Larry Blewitt

Cathleen and Joe Blumberg

Mr. and Mrs. Bussey C. Bonner, Jr.

Sarah and Jim Borders

Howard Borger

Jan Boswell

Elizabeth Bouis

Terrell Boyle

Kathy Bremer

David E. Brewster

Katherine Brittian

Wayne and Sandy Brittian

Lucy and Daniel Broos
William F. and Jana C. Burke

Joyce and Bob Burnett

Carol Burns

Lucy and Henry Bush

Mary Ellen Calhoun

Felicia and Anthony J. Caporaso, Sr.

Charles B. and Donna M. Carden

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cardwell

Caitlyn Carr
Al Carrico and Thomas Foster

Lauren P. Carrigan

Jane M. Carter

Charity Direct

Emily Chatham

Lina Chiu

Harvey and Kathy Clark

Ms. Marianne Clarke

Mildred H. Cochran

Elizabeth K. Coen

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Coffey

Janet L. Cole-Jarnagin

James L. Collenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Collinsworth

David and Kelly Combs

Wade and Barbara Copeland

Anisio and Agnes Correia

Anne K. Cothran
Coxe Curry & Associates

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce I. Crabtree III

Robert Culbertson and Nancy Sharpe

Jane L. Culpepper

Mark C. Cutbirth

Kathy Davis

Deborah D. Dawson

Chris E. and Laura Deisley

Elaine K. Dixon
Charles L. and Shirley B. Drew

Penny Dunn

Ralph and Ree Edwards

Kathy and Tim Eldridge

Charlotte P. Ellithorp

Mr. and Mrs. H. Alan Elsas

William and Paula Ercolini

FairPoint Communications

Vicki and John Fenton

Eula N. Fields

Kim and Stephen Flanagan

Claudia C. Forester

Beverley Foster

Michael A. Foy

S. W. Frankenthal Memorial Foundation

Sheila M. Fraser

Lynn S. Fravel

Laura L. Frick
Arnold and Shirley Friedman

Cheryl G. Funsten

Melissa Galt

Wright and Karen Gardner

Georgia Council of the Blind - East GA Chapter

Marsha Farrow

Barbara Gibson

John Gidding

Marsha D. Gilbert
Give with Liberty

Donna D. Glenn

Sheila and Lamont H. Glover

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Goetz

Nelson and Sara Jo Goetz

Alan T. Goodman D.D.S., M.S.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Goodsell

Clark and Gail Goodwin

Ellen D. Gordon

Deborah and David Gray

Mr. Phil Hall

Barb and Henry Hand

Robert L. Harbin, M.D.

Tom and Ellen Harbin

Kristen Harden

Tim and Irene Harkness

Brian G. Haurylak

Chris and Christy Hayes
Craig N. Hendricks

Brian D. and Laura Henry

Mr. Art Hesson

David and Judy Higgins

Daniel B. Hodgson*

Drs. John and Diana Holbert

May B. and Howell Hollis

Vicky H. Hood

Mr. and Mrs. Archibald R. Hooks
Anne Park and Matthew Hopkins

Melissa L. Horne

Pam and Ridley Howard

Allison R. and Allen E. Howell III

Cynthia H. Hubbard

Charles E. Hubert

Doris and Jim Huckaby

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Huey

Amy Hutchinson, M.D.

Helen E. Huyler, J.D., M.B.A., M.S.W.

IBM Employee Services Center

Melissa Imtiaz

Debra S. Jarrard

David Johnson

Gwyn C. Jones

Ronald G. and Sara E. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Kaluzny

Paula and Kusiel Kaplan Philanthropic Fund
Martha Katz and Marshall Kreuter

Heidi E. Kaufman

Patricia C. Keel

Carol A. Kelly

Nisbet S. Kendrick, Jr.

Anne and Frank M. Kibler, Jr.

Harriet and Kip Kirkpatrick

Gail G. Kitchens

Ashley and Stephanie Koby
Jim and Myra Kucera

Mrs. Ray P. Lambert

Joyce and Candler Lasseter

Larry Lawrence

Alfred B. Ledon

Douglas G. Lee

Patricia A. Lee

Richard and Kathryn Lee

Memri H. Lerch

Lauren and Mark Lindenbaum

Pete Little

Chrissy Lizaso

Evan and Sara Loft

Eric C. Lohr

Mrs. Plant E. Long*


Ramesh and Srilatha Malyala

Gloria T. Marion
Viola Marion-Mattox

Josephine B. Marlow

Pamela S. Marshall

Dr. Bill Martin

Dr. William O. Martin III

Susan and Gardiner Mason

Celena and George Matlock

Annie and Willard Maxwell

Katherine B. and Michael J. Maxwell
Phillip T. Maxwell

Eva Mayhew

Scott and Marilyn McCall

Anne VanDeWater McComiskey

Sally and Allen McDaniel

Linda Kay and John McGowan

Katherine L. McMillon and David Giancola

Harold L. McPheeters

Michael Melneck

Travis J. and Mary R. Messina

Metro Sub Chapter of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association

Edward C. Miller Charitable Trust

Joanna L. Miller

Lynn and Michael Miller

Edward N. and Jamie Milton

Virginia Mitchell

Barbara and Marvin Moate

Cathy L. Mobley
Ms. Jovita Moore and Mr. Sean Griffith

Nick Moraitakis

Sharon E. Morrow

Marty Mulinix

Judge and Mrs. Harold L. Murphy

Margaret H. Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Myhand

Henry and Carol Nagel

Cynthia C. Nash
Janet and Don Nelms

Gregory W. Norton

Sarah M. Norton

Margaret E. O’Neil

OppenheimerFunds Legacy Matching Gifts Program

Dorothy Oscher

Jack G. and Bessie B. Ott

Laura J. Page

Miss Joyce Paris

Roderick Parker

Ann-Laura Parks

Gregg A. Pavlak

Ann-Margaret Perkins

James L. Perry

Cynthia A. Petersen

Robert Peterson

Susan G. Pichoff

Michele M. Poirier
Zane and Nancy Pollard

Jamie Pope

Felicia M. and Lorenzo Powell

Toni Prahl

Minnie Woods Pridgen

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Pritchard, Jr.

Neal and Elizabeth Quirk

Andrea Gernazian and Bruce Rado

Bruce Ramsey
Linda L. Rathje

Raulet Property Partners

Esther and Stan Rawn

Craig A. Reese

Marion R. Reid

Catherine V. Rhodenizer

Julie and Bill Rice

The Ringel Family

Nell K. Robinson

William G. Roche

Deborah Rogers

Dawn and Randall Romig

Frederick M. Ross

Helen and Lynda Ross

The Rothkopf/Greenberg Family Foundation Trust

Monica Russell

Patricia Sarno

Holly Sasnett
Richard M. and Joan Sawicki

Robert R. Scheffel

Julie Schoen

Secure Computing Corporation

David Sencer

Mrs. William A. Sewell

Brian M. Shafer

Lee and Sheila Shaw

Richard L. Shelton
Lynda H. Shuler

Billy Sibley

Frank Sieper

Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Silverman

Tonya Sims

Elizabeth H. Smith

Sandy and Tim Smith

Gloria T. and John M. Spencer

Leigh-Anne C. and Steven J. Spokane

Sankar Srivatsa

Linda J. Stacey

John H. Stagmeier

Richard W. Stone

Rhonda Streat

Wade and Celine Stribling

W. L. Stribling

JoAnn and G.B. Strickler

Molly and Benny Strozier
Caroline J. Tanner, Esq.

Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr.

Andrea M. Tatum

Jonathan Lee Tedder

Miles and Jordan Theodore

Liz and Thomas Thorington

Margaret S. Timberlake

Carolyn Timme

Janet E. Tippin
Beth and Michael C. Towers

Sylvie Treadwell-Merritt and Robert J. Merritt

Helen B. Trentadue*

Pankajkumar and Jagruti Trivedi

Turknett Leadership Group

Evelyn and Jack Ullman

Linda and Dirk Vanrees

Amy C. Varnedoe

Barbara B. Washington

Arthur Wasserman

Ruben Watson

Bruce and Cathy White

Diane D. Whorton

Renee Wickham

George and Judith Wieder

Rasheeda R. Wilkins

Dale Williamson

Polly S. Williamson
Carolyn and Bruce Wilson

Kimberley and W. Hayes Wilson

Roger C. With

Matthew and Anna Margaret Woods

Mary F. Woody

Jeffrey and Mary Stoney Wright

Fred K. Wunderlich

Ali Yahiaoui

Scott Yancey
Richard Yarbrough

Janie Silver Yorker

Barbara and Paul Yosick

Charles Young

Jack Zwecker


Mohamoud Abdulkadir

Tom and Anita Adams

Vera F. Amis

Brenda Eshleman Andrews

Geraldine Andrews


Carlos and Jane Arancibia

Assurant Matching Gifts Program

Carole Babush

Maxine Ball
David R. Barber

Gale F. Barnett

Lea Barrett

Arthur and Gail Bechtel

Anne Bell

Katherine and Walter L. Bell, Jr.

Ruth J. Bender

Diana Lynn Bennett

Reverend Robert Bennett
Cindy Berry

Mary E. Berry

Marion and Jack Bierwirth

Ronald B. and Judith A. Bobo

Jacquelyn P. Bonner

Carol Bowling

Dr. Philip S. Brachman, Sr.

Patricia P. Bradley

Bel and John-Paul Brennan

Mary D. and Moses Brewington

Billy and Frances Brisendine

Charlesey W. Brown

Louise N. Brown

Sonya M. Buchanan

Jeff Blauvelt and Melinda Caldwell

Mrs. Lawson Calhoun

Lucile A. Capshaw

John L. Carawan
Edward Y. Chapin III

Mrs. James E. Chapman

Keisha D. Christopher

City of Atlanta

Mrs. Thomas Hal Clarke

Robert F. Clayton

Virginia M. Clise

Caroline P. Clotfelter

Sara G. Cone
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Conklin II

Karen and Joe Cooper

Richard Crandall

Gertrude E. and John R. Crane

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cunningham

Lavona Currie

Julie and Tom Cutler

Mary Daneke

Mr. and Mrs. Henry David

Jeremy Davis

Ruth K. Davis

W. Barry Dawson

Lynda G. Dean

William K. Dean

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Denniston

Dwight Digby

Kay DiPlacido

Amy L. Dobbs
Mary A. Docoteau

Frances and Elliot Doft

William J. Drummond

Elinor Dubois

Valynda P. Dunn

Van Dyche

Easy Digital

Myrtle C. and Enon H. Edenfield

Mattie S. Epting
Kate and Benton Evans

Ethel Evoy

Rhoda and Dave Ewert

Carolyn and George Ewing

Louise and Bruce Faurot

Arnold Feldman

Alvin M. Ferst, Jr.

Anna B. Fey

Lars Finderup

Sam and Eva Mae Fortson

Kristine V. Francisco

Ralph and Nola Franklin

Rochelle Friedman

Helen Friend

Eleanor Frongillo and Family

Dr. John T. Galambos and The Hon. Eva Galambos

Willie M. Gates

Diana Lee and Michael L. Gelfand
Brenda George

Mr. and Mrs. Jim George

Robin M. Giacomelli

Alison M. Gibson

Mary Gladney

Pat and Bud Gleichauf

Barbara Goddard

Mrs. Martin Goldstein

Paula M. Gould
Cathryn and Richard Gowan

Peggy and Don Graab

John and Bettie Graffius

Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Gray, Jr.

Carmen and Derek L. Grayson

Evan Leon Green

Sean D. Green

William and Lois D. Griffiths

Donald L. and Kathleen Gruver

Akshaya Gupta

Patricia C. Haliburton

Beverly J. Hammack

Nancy and Russ Handwerk

Frances Grove Harris

Margaret Harrison

Dabney A. Hart

Liz Hayes

Bill Heitz
Theodore and Rebecca Hersh

Carolyn and Lem Hewes

Gladys D. Hirsch

Yvonne and Greg Hobby

Darius A. Holbert

Gail Holloway

Jennifer C. Holmes

Lucille and Christopher Honeycutt

Patsy B. Hopkins
Perry and John Hopkins, Jr.

Allison and Robert Hubbard

Linda and Paulk Hughes

Daniel Hussey

Herman Ingram

Anosh A. Ishak

Carmelita W. Jackson

Codeal E. Jackson

Carolyn Jenkins

Nancy and Michael Jennings

Winfield John

Charlotte A. Johnson

Henry Johnson, Jr.

Ethel Jones

Albert Kalen

Rosthema Kastin

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Kelly

Lisa Kinzler
Cynthia L. Knighton

Kyle and Grace Kolvereid

Reed Kramer

Vimla Kushwaha

Elizabeth and Michael Labbe-Webb

Cody and Anne Laird

Guy LaMarca

Laura and Robert Layne

C. Ernest and Mary Ann Lee
Stuart Levenson

Liane Levetan

Meyer Levy

Gloria Lewis

Jack Lincoln

Karen and Frank Lindauer

Elizabeth B. Littrell

Joyce Lowenstein

Anthony M. and Karen L. Lowery

Eddie and Fran Lowry

Anne Ludwig

Ms. Alice MacDonald

Mr. and Mrs. Jon A. Mann

Greg Marich

Anne Henderson Martin and Robert L. Martin

David W. Mathews

Mateel P. Mays

Owen McDonald
Carol I. McEwen

Pat M. McGuinn

William L. McKinnon, Jr.

R. Hal Meeks and Jo Lanier Meeks

James R. Mell

Cb and Hillary Miles

Leigh and William P. Miles, Jr.

Doris M. Miller

Kimberly Miller
Marie Millsaps

Michael Montgomery

Nathan and Dorit Mordel

Mary Lynn Morgan

Jason P. Morris

Richard Moses

Jane Mudano

F. Barry Mulligan

Julie Neal

Ed Nichols

The Cafeteria Department at BBDO Atlanta

Marilyn A. North

Glyn and Elizabeth Nunnally

Bobbi J. Owen

Jody Ozaki

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Pafford

Carol and Jay Pakchar

Lorinne Parke
Mary Fran Parr

Jan Pasek

Kailesh Patel

Rhuel and Dorothy Ann Patterson

Erin L. Payne

Gretchen and Jack Pennybacker

James M. Perry

Virginia and Oscar Persons

Ruth B. and Bob Peterman
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Peterson, Jr.

James and Betty Polson

Sarah C. Poole

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Pooley

Bonnie and William A. Pratt

Edwin Prewitt

Gordon J. Price

Jane T. Price

Barbara S. Purdy

Suzy Quenzer

Louella H. Randall

Kristen Blaylock Reed

Sanford and Donna Reese

Olga Riano

Don C. Robinson

Jose and Martha Rodriguez

Rogers Family Revocable Trust

Ernesto Rojas
Kenneth J. Rosengren

Harriett Ross

Joel Rossman

Adina E. Rothenberg

Antonieta de Ruiz

Martha A. Saunders

John Schaffner

Yvette Schwartz

Mary M. Seedlock
Virginia Selph

Ellen B. Shadrick

J. Harry Shannon Architectural Interior Design

Mary Alice Shinall

Gayle and Richard P. Shuey

Elizabeth and Paul Sieg

Russell L. Slade

Betty Sloan

Christine M. Sloat

Robert C. and Elise Smith

Sally Smith

Betty J. Spear

Felice L. St. Germain

David and Beverly Stacy

Munson Steed

Walter P. Stern

John and Susan Stevens

Mark Stovroff
Tracey and Robert Stroup

Earl C. and Edith L. Sturm

Robert L. Suber

J. Thomas

David S. Tiedt

Selma B. Tobe

Sammy and Sachiko Ueno

Donald J. and Shirley M. Ulmer

Cynthia and Louis M. Van Houten, Jr.
Allen and Pam Vance

Adaliz C. Vicens

Dr. and Mrs. David Vroon

Thao Mai Vu

Roy Wagner

Drs. Mark and Nancy Weiner

Helen G. White

Roger B. White, Jr.

Sara G. White

Teresa G. White

William J. Whittaker III

Sherri and Rob Wildstein

Elna P. Williams

Ms. Tonji Williams

Vera J. Williams

Lavern Williamson

Paulo R. Willig, Jr.

Stuart C. Witham
Frances M. Wood

Tiffany Wood

Gerald T. Woods

Warren and Sue Woolf

Nicole A. Zalenski

Gertrude Zeldin

Funds Providing Continuing Support

The Bridge Fund

Campbell Building Maintenance Fund

James R. Kuse Foundation Endowment for BEGIN

Rosemary L. Jones Fund

James Emory Powell Fund

Samuel J. McCartney Memorial Endowment

Government Funds & Contracts for Services

The State of Georgia provides services for people who are blind or visually impaired
by contracting with private agencies like CVI. The Center is grateful for the federal,
state and local funding provided through the following partners:

Atlanta Regional Commission

DeKalb County Human Development Department

Fulton County Department of Human Services

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Georgia Department of Human Resources

Georgia Department of Labor

National Eye Institute
Tribute gifts between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009

In Memory of

Betty Berman

  Rhuel and Dorothy Ann Patterson

Robert W. and Helen L. Biccum

  Robert T. Biccum
Augustus Jason “A.J.” Black

  Gwendolyn Black

Frank E. Block

  Carlos and Jane Arancibia

  Marion and Jack Bierwirth

  Mrs. Lawson Calhoun

  Mrs. James E. Chapman

  Kate and Benton Evans

  Carolyn and George Ewing

  Alvin M. Ferst, Jr.

  Frances Grove Harris

  Louella H. Randall

  Walter P. Stern

  Bruce and Cathy White

  Helen G. White

Missie Breckenridge

  Mrs. Plant E. Long*

Dwight Copenhaver

Zach Emerson

  Lynda G. Dean

Sarah Frank

  Kathryn and Wilbur Baird, M.D.

  Howard Borger

  Pat and Bud Gleichauf

  Beth and Stephen M. Hamilton, M.D.

  Robert L. Harbin, M.D.
  Tom and Ellen Harbin

  Evan and Sara Loft

  Dorothy Oscher

  Molly and Scott A. Pastor, M.D.

  Zane and Nancy Pollard

  J. Michael Roach, M.D. and Kim Nikles

  Elizabeth and Paul Sieg

Katie Frongillo

  Eleanor Frongillo and Family

Peter Anthony Gordon

  Ellen D. Gordon

Beverly and Richard Gruber

  Janie Silver Yorker

Lucinda Hastings

  Leigh-Anne C. and Steven J. Spokane

George and Jean Henderson

  Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Pope III

Marvin Hill
  Jonathan Lee Tedder

Jerry Hurley


  Mr. and Mrs. James P. Kelly

James Johnson

  David R. Barber

Wendall Kitchens

  Judy McMillan, E.D.S.

  Virginia Selph
Olga P. Ledon

  Alfred B. Ledon

Timm Leggett

  Ruth Pat Carpenter

Frances Makover

  Harriett Ross

Sharon Mansour

  Jim and Myra Kucera

Gayle Poten Martin

  Dr. William O. Martin III

Estelle Mason

  Lynn Young

J. Scott Mathews, Jr.

  Subie and Phil Green

  Bill and Donna Woolf

Marie McClelland

  Barbara Goddard
  The Cafeteria Department at BBDO Atlanta

Mac and Helen Morgan

  Elizabeth M. Graf

Frances and Herbert Newburg

  Janie Silver Yorker

Callie Lou Nunnally

  Glyn and Elizabeth Nunnally

Mary Foote Paris

  Miss Joyce Paris
Mary-Ann Parks

  Vera F. Amis

Herbert Ringel

  The Ringel Family

Elaine M. Sackett

  Joyce and Candler Lasseter

William Sewell

  Mrs. William A. Sewell

James G. Seymour

  Dale Williamson

Anne Shearer

  Dawn and Randall Romig

Frances M. Smith

  Sally Smith

Alice D. Stacey

  Linda J. Stacey

Cornelia G. Vanson

  Virginia M. Clise
  Donald and Kathleen Gruver

  Mary Fran Parr

  Christine M. Sloat

Wendell L. Watterson, Jr.


Tobe and Joseph Weiner

  Dorothy Weiner Lavine Memorial Fund

Oline Whaley

  Ruth J. Bender
  Billy and Frances Brisendine

  Karen and Joe Cooper

  Nancy and Russ Handwerk

  Perry and John Hopkins, Jr.

  Linda and Paulk Hughes

  Cynthia and Louis M. Van Houten, Jr.

  Elna P. Williams

Nona Williams

  Marcia E. Basson

Sarah Woolf

  Kathy and Tim Eldridge

  Gloria T. and John M. Spencer

In Honor of

Terri and Jim Amato, Cathleen and Joe Blumberg, Marianne and Clay Bowers,
Suzanne Feeney, Sarah and Dave Galshack, Martha and John Morris, Sue and Fred
Pember, Joan and Stephen Shewbrooks, and Eirene Stansbury and Robert Stahl

  Mary Ann and Dick Cook

Janet Barlow
  June J. Willis

Jerome D. Berman, M.D.

  Susan B. Abrams

  Mrs. Martin Goldstein

  Jack Lincoln

  Rhuel and Dorothy Ann Patterson

Larsen Boswell

  Jan Boswell

Laura and Montague L. (Cosmo) Boyd
  Anna B. Fey

Montague L. (Cosmo) Boyd

  Deborah and David Gray

Joyce Burnett and Gail Kitchens

  Polly S. Williamson

Joyce Burnett, Gail Kitchens and Jacque Howard

  Polly S. Williamson

Bickerton W. Cardwell, Jr.

  Sandra and John Glover

Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Cardwell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Pat Cardwell, Dr. and Mrs. Winston

  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cardwell

Grace Caylor

  Karla M. Caylor

  Mao Ueno

Eliot Codman

  Felicia and Anthony J. Caporaso, Sr.
H. William Cohen, Esq.


The many friends and clients of Colliers Spectrum Cauble

  Colliers Spectrum Cauble

Ellen Doft

  Frances and Elliot Doft

Daniel DuBow

  Susan and David Bershad

Richard DuBow
  Jane Mudano

Shirley Friedman

  Blonder Family Foundation

Melissa Galt

  Turknett Leadership Group

Kathleen Garrett

  Carol I. McEwen

Paula Gould’s marriage to Rush

  Sherri and Rob Wildstein

Santiago Green and Subie and Phil Green

  Darius A. Holbert

Subie Green

  Drs. John and Diana Holbert

Quill O. Healey, II

  Neal and Elizabeth Quirk

Nancy Hoddinott

  Kimberley and W. Hayes Wilson

Peter Amann Hopkins
  Valynda P. Dunn

Eli Hummer

  Katherine Brittian

Nancy Jennings

  Robert Culbertson and Nancy Sharpe

Gail Kitchens

  Judy McMillan, E.D.S.

Anthony Lowery II

  Anthony M. and Karen L. Lowery
Tom and Amy Mabon

  Chris E. and Laura Deisley

Adam Malyala

  Ramesh and Srilatha Malyala

Annie Maxwell

  Kim Bennett

  Carol and Jay Pakchar

Anne McComiskey

  Mr. and Mrs. George Rothkopf

Mason Myhand

  Doris and Jim Huckaby

Dr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Nable

  Ann and John Day

Julie G. Neal

  Sarah C. Poole

Mr. and Mrs. A. Miles Pollard, Jr.


Helene Prokesch
  Mr. and Mrs. George Rothkopf

Susan C. Prutzman

  Ann C. Blaylock

  Rhoda and Dave Ewert

  Cathryn and Richard Gowan

  Kristen Blaylock Reed

  Janet E. Tippin

Allison W. Reid

  Carolyn and Bruce Wilson
John T. Rhett III

  Wade and Barbara Copeland

J. Michael Roach, M.D.

  Julie Neal

Dr. J. Michael Roach and his staff, Mary and Desiree, at Eye Consultants of Atlanta

  Subie and Phil Green

Nell Robinson

  Mrs. Thomas Hal Clarke

Steve Saferin

  Carol A. Kelly

Oran Sarno

  Patricia Sarno

David Sawicki

  Richard M. and Joan Sawicki

Ivey Sirmans

  Chris and Christy Hayes

  Shelma Hufstetler

Anne Skae
  Sally and Allen McDaniel

  John E. Smith II

Lynn Ney Smith

  Carol and James Ney

The kind staff who helped me at CVI

  Geraldine Andrews

Carla Tatum

  Bill Heitz

Jo Taylor
  Charlesey W. Brown

Chester Thrash

  Mr. and Mrs. William G. Pritchard, Jr.

Helen* and Tracy Trentadue

  Clinton and Barbara Bastin

Tracy J. Trentadue

  Helen B. Trentadue*

Evelyn Ullman

  Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Peterson, Jr.

Frank W. Virgin

  Janet and Don Nelms

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Bick Cardwell, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Coleman,
Mr. and Mrs. John Duggan, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burdette, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cannon,
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bradbury, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Riddle

  Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Goodsell

Michael Wilson

  Drs. Mark and Nancy Weiner
In-kind Donations

AirTran Airways

Carol Christine Angelo

AT&T Telecom Pioneers - Georgia Chapter

Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity

Atlanta Peach Movers

Atlanta Spirit, LLC

Atlantic Wine, Inc.
Angie and Bob Batterson

Cathleen and Joe Blumberg

BoardWalk Consulting

Elizabeth A. Bolyard

Elizabeth Bouis

Jim and Virginia Brooks

Angela Brown Gillis

D.D. and Bick Cardwell

Amy Chown

Colliers Spectrum Cauble

Community Waste Services

Mary Ann and Dick Cook

Costco Wholesale

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cunningham

Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia State University

Elizabeth M. Graf

Subie and Phil Green

Hotel Palomar

Shelma Hufstetler

Laurie and Jason Jeffay

Michael and Elizabeth Kenny

Knitting for Peace

Mr. and Mrs. Jule Kreyling
Richard and Nicole Kruse

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Mabon

Judy F. Manning

Donnie Mattox

Patricia McGhee

Brian and Rosamarie McHugh

Linda Mitchell

Kevin Moran

Steven Murphy

Molly and Scott A. Pastor, M.D.

Brad Pederson

Susan Currie Prutzman

Brad Morgan

Martin Rife

Roswell United Methodist Church

Patty Shepler

Nat and Jerilene Slaughter

John Slemp Photography, Inc.
Standard Press

Dottie Stewart

Tradition Trees

Ann W. Vines

John P. Vinson

Whoop, Inc.

Alexander M. Williamson

Henry J. Wise, C.R.E., M.A.I., C.B.A., B.V.A.L.

Constance H. Woodward
Lynn Young

True Blue Do

More than 330 patrons and supporters attended the 2009 True Blue Do, raising over
$130,000 to benefit CVI’s comprehensive services for individuals of all ages who are
blind or visually impaired.

Major support for the True Blue Do was provided by:

True Blue Sponsors

AirTran Airways

Laura and Montague Boyd Foundation

Richard and Cathryn DuBow


Midnight Blue Sponsors
AGL Resources

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

Indigo Blue Sponsors

Alston + Bird LLP

AT&T Georgia

D.D. and Bick Cardwell
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas K. Garges

Georgia Natural Gas

Jennifer and John Hamilton

King & Spalding LLP

Frances Kuniansky and Dr. Jerry Berman

Susan Currie Prutzman

John and Toni Rhett

Bryan and Paula Seas

Standard Press

SunTrust Investment Services

2009 True Blue Do co-chairs Tom and Amy Mabon and Toni and John Rhett III

Staff Roster 2008-2009


Susan B. (Subie) Green

Bill Woolf

Senior Vice President

Anisio Correia

Vice President for Program Services

Eva Mayhew

Executive Assistant

Administrative & Business Support

Jane Price


Gail Holloway

Senior Accountant

Melissa Imtiaz

Director of First Impressions

James Johnson

Building Superintendent

Alyssa Reiss

Accounting Assistant

Sylvia Stroy



Karen Perry

Vice President for Development
Jane Culpepper

Database Administrator

Empish Thomas

Public Education and Referral Specialist

Liz Hayes

Director of Marketing

Lauren Lindenbaum

Director of Annual Giving

Teresa Wright
Director of Foundation Relations

Client Services

Cheryl Blewitt


Kay Hawkins

Administrative Assistant

Lynn Miller

Diabetes Resource Coordinator

Molli Monk

Intake Counselor

Lorenzo Powell

Intake Counselor

Empish Thomas

Public Education and Referral Specialist

BEGIN Early Childhood Program
Anne VanDeWater McComiskey


Joyce Burnett

Lead Vision Teacher

Leigh Cooper

Administrative Assistant

Jacqueline Howard

Vision Teacher/Music Therapist
Gail Kitchens

Teaching Assistant

Memri Lerch

Family Counselor

Kathryn (Casey) Long

Vision Teacher

Cindy Nash

Vision Teacher

STARS (Social, Therapeutic, Academic and Recreational Services) & Volunteer

Annie Maxwell


Elizabeth Crofton (began 5/09)

Assistant Director

Surabhi McNab (through 3/09)
STARS Counselor
Sarah Norton (through 1/09)

Administrative Assistant

Lara Tillery (began 1/09)

Administrative Assistant

JoAnn Weaver

Volunteer Services Assistant

Adult Rehabilitation Services

Patricia Ressler-Billion


Deborah Shimberg

Assistant Director

JoAnna Aldridge-Wilson

Administrative Assistant and Scheduler

Karissa Bedi

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist/Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Jason Bombelyn

Assistive Technology Instructor

Ernest Burton

Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Diane Coburn

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Ava Carruth

Braille Instructor

Heather Ferro

Employment/Job Development Specialist
Gwendolyn Ivey

Administrative Assistant

Al Kaufman

Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist/Independent Living Skills Team Leader

Diane Payton

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

John Rempel

Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist/Assistive Technology Instructor

Nell Robinson
Case Manager

Rasheeda Wilkins

Vocational Specialist

Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic

Harvey C. Clark


Gina Adams

Low Vision Therapist

Robert L. Elwell, Jr., O.D.


Henry Hand

Low Vision Therapist

Nancy Jennings

Social Worker

Sylvia Mann

Administrative Assistant
Timothy G. Spence, O.D., F.A.A.O.


Board of Trustees 2008 - 2009


Frank W. Virgin, Esq., Chair

Slaughter & Virgin, P.C.

J. Scott Mathews III, Vice Chair

American Cancer Society

Susan Hoy, Vice Chair

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

H. William (Bill) Cohen, Esq., Vice Chair

Retired, Macey Wilensky Cohen Wittner & Kessler

Mac M. Martirossian, Treasurer

MThree Advisory, LLC

Larry E. Patrick, Assistant Treasurer

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Quill O. Healey II, Secretary

Healey Weatherholtz Properties, LLC
Mary Ann Cook

Community Volunteer

Darryl A. Hicks

Fulton County Board of Commissioners


James Ashworth

AirTran Airways

Angela L. Batterson, Esq.

King & Spalding LLP

Montague L. (Cosmo) Boyd IV

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Michael I. Cohn

Faison & Associates

A. Kimbrough Davis, Esq.

Abrams Davis Mason Long, LLC

Derek L. Grayson

Optimum Business Consultants
Jennifer Hamilton, CFP

Retired, Independent Financial Planner

Ann L. Kimbrough

Webster University

Richard A. Kruse III, Esq.

The Coca-Cola Company

George E. Matlock

Matlock Business Services, LLC

Rosamarie Soltero McHugh, AICP

Bella Casa Designs, LLC

Teri Lynn McMahon, Esq.

Alston + Bird LLP

Jovita Moore

WSB-TV/Channel 2

R. Brand Morgan

Brand Properties

Roderick M. Parker, LMT, NMT

InnerVision Neuromuscular Center, LLC
Shädé R. Patterson

AT&T Wireless

Susan Currie Prutzman

Community Volunteer/Fund Development

Allison W. Reid

CNN Advertising

John T. Rhett III

SunTrust Investment Services

J. Michael Roach, M.D.

Eye Consultants of Atlanta, P.C.

Bryan E. Seas, CPA

AGL Resources, Inc.

Leslie Fuller Secrest, Esq.

Troutman Sanders, LLP

John P. Vinson


Barbara B. Washington

Washington & Associates
CVI Adopts Five-Year Strategic Plan

Includes New Mission and Vision Statement

The Center for the Visually Impaired recently adopted a new strategic plan, creating
a vision to carry CVI forward through 2015. Led by trustee Susan Hoy of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the process began with an assessment of the current
environment, paired with the projection of future needs. Hundreds of CVI clients,
trustees, donors, volunteers and staff were interviewed to seek their views on our
strengths and challenges for the future. Boardwalk Consulting awarded CVI a grant
to fund this project, and facilitated the process. The outcomes are as follows:

Our Mission
The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to empower people impacted
by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.

Our Vision

By 2015, the Center for the Visually Impaired will be the central voice and resource
for Georgians impacted by vision loss.

Our 2010-2015 Strategic Goals

I.     Using a variety of media, technology, programs and partners, CVI continues
to serve Georgia’s growing need for vision rehabilitation services, education and

II.     Through strategic collaborations, CVI enables people with vision loss to
effectively access education, jobs and community connections.

III.   As a result of a new revenue-generating enterprise, CVI’s funding has more
than doubled and diversified. Private support and planned giving continue to

IV.   Through advocacy, intellectual leadership, media and publications, CVI is
Georgia’s leading voice for vision rehabilitation.

Karen Perry, CFRE

Vice President for Development

Liz Hayes, Editor
Director of Marketing

CVI News is available in three alternative formats: electronic mail, large print and
CD. To request one of these formats, please contact Eva Mayhew at 404-875-
9011 ext. 4280.

CVI receives 14% of its annual budget from United Way.

739 West Peachtree Street, N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30308


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