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MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE LAUNCHES CORTICAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT COLLABORATIVE CENTER

Miami Lighthouse is proud to announce the launch of the first collaboration between educators, medical professionals, researchers and service providers in the state of Florida, responding exclusively to Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), the number one cause of pediatric visual impairment in developed and developing countries (National Eye Institute, 2021). Click here to read more.

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MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE IN THE NEWS

MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE EARNS 13TH COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Approximately 9,000 charities are evaluated each year by Charity Navigator with less than 1% achieving a perfect overall score of 100. Miami Lighthouse is among the elite 106 that have attained this score. We have also received 13 consecutive 4-star ratings, the highest rating possible. There currently is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read Miami Lighthouse’s Beacon Score. You can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.

Miami Lighthouse Opens Florida’s First CVI Center To Address Pediatric Visual Impairment
Click here to read Forbes story on how Miami Lighthouse recently unveiled its new CVI Collaborative to deal with children diagnosed with cortical vision impairment, the leading cause of pediatric visual impairment.

Miami Lighthouse featured in the iconic Wall Street Journal
When Virginia Jacko began losing her eyesight in her 40s, she left her job as a senior financial executive at a university and enrolled in a vocational-rehabilitation program. Using new technology, she was soon able to use a spreadsheet, read a financial statement and even pick out matching clothes.


UPCOMING EVENTS

White Cane Day – October 14th, 2022

We invite you to put on your sneakers, help us raise funds and join Miami Lighthouse as we celebrate National White Cane Day on Friday, October 14th, starting at 8:30am. To make a donation and attend White Cane Day click here. $10 suggested contribution for the visually impaired $20 for all other participants. For more information about our White Cane Day Walk click here.

See the Light Luncheon – October 27th

Join us on October 27th, 2022 from 11:30am-1:30pm at The Biltmore Hotel as we celebrate our annual See the Light Luncheon. We will welcome hundreds of guests from our philanthropic family to a luncheon with music, entertainment and heartfelt remarks. Click here for more information.


Get Involved!

Click here to find out ways how you can Get Involved at Miami Lighthouse! To view our Volunteer Summer Program flyer click here.

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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AERBVI

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

 
 

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

 
 

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 
 

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