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 NEW YORK TIMES
The New York Times featured Virginia Jacko, CEO of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, in an article titled "Profiles of Change: For 7 Women, a Heartfelt Cause Became a Mission". The article highlights global leaders who have transformed their passions and concerns into actionable outcomes.
On Valentine's Day, February 14th we will celebrate our annual McCrea Family Volunteer Recognition Luncheon by saying "thank you" to our volunteers. For more information contact Cameron Sisser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-362-7515.
On Saturday morning, February 24, we are honored to host a group of USA Blind Soccer athletes for a special Blind Soccer - Kickoff for Inclusion event in Miami. The event will provide an exciting opportunity to witness a blind soccer demonstration and meet some athletes from the first-ever USA Blind Soccer Men's National Team. With the U.S. team making its Paralympic debut in Los Angeles at the 2028 Paralympic Games, these athletes prove that soccer is a sport for everyone and that, regardless of ability, anyone can thrive while playing.
Here are the details for this immersive Blind Soccer - Kickoff for Inclusion experience:
Date: Saturday, February 24
Arrival Time: 8:45 am ET
Event Time: 9 am – 1:00 pm ET
Miami Lighthouse has been continuously accredited by the National Accreditation Council For Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) since 1978 and The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) since 2017 distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.
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.
Miami Lighthouse received the coveted Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2023 Nonprofit Business Innovative Excellence NOVO Award with an organizational budget of $2 million and above.
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.
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.
Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
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.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
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.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.
Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.
Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.
Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".
Miami Lighthouse is proud to be a strategic partner with ABLE United, Florida's disability savings program, to learn more visit www.ableunited.com