Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation August 2022 News

Open House

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, over 100 guests from across Georgia attended an Open House for the unveiling of Memorial and Honorarium Bricks placed within the Tom and Mildred Bingham Memorial Garden, located at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation’s offices and vision clinic in Chamblee. The event included guided tours of the Chamblee Vision Clinic, the recycling center, the school mobile unit and learning how to get involved.

Over 100 guests from across Georgia attended our Open House!

Yadira Velasquez and Paola Baltazar showing off the Chamblee Vision Clinic.

The Garden was beautifully restored with the help of volunteers from Alcon, and Lions Trudy Rudert, Rose Silvestro, Sarah Brodd and Jack Weeks. Sara mobilized fellow master gardeners and Jack donated design, coordinated supply deliveries and logistics as well as did a great deal of working in the Garden. Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Board of Directors contributed three special brick dedications to the Garden in memory of past board chairs, Lion Judge Haynes Townsend, Lion Grace Clower, and most recently Lion Jon Winters. 

LaKisha Kenney tells folks about the mobile clinic used for school exams.

Fran Schefer addresses the crowd during the brick dedication.

The Open House showcased Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation’s current programs and services as well as our vision to transform vision services for Georgia’s uninsured and underinsured children, adults, and seniors. 


Back to School

Children throughout Georgia are back in the classroom. Educators spend countless hours preparing for their students and Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation wants students to be ready for their education. When a student’s vision is not clear their educational and social development is impaired. Many times, this can lead to behavior problems as well. Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation believes all children deserve access to affordable vision care. We bring improved sight to Georgians who need it most. 

This past school year, we were able to serve nine Title 1 schools throughout the Metro Atlanta Area. Together, through the generosity of our donors and volunteer doctors, students receive a vision screening to identify if they are in need of glasses and then are seen by one of our volunteer doctors to prescribe glasses that we manufacture for the student free of charge.

Optometrists and Ophthalmologists who wish to VOLUNTEER may email Lori Miller, Chief Program Officer at or call 404-325-3630.

GIVE the gift of sight to a child in Georgia today! 

Evening in the End Zone

University of Georgia fans prepare yourself for a night to remember at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, honoring University of Georgia's 1980 and 2021 National Championship Teams. 


Join us as we honor Coach Vince Dooly, Coach Kirby Smart and Athletic Director Josh Brooks as we celebrate them for their legendary contributions to the University of Georgia’s 1080 and 2021 National Championship Teams.

This event will include exciting auction items and stories of the ongoing work of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation through video highlights, and much more!

Evening in the End Zone is dedicated to honoring the legacy of great athletes, coaches and medical professionals who have a strong, positive impact within their communities. This year we are presenting the following awards:

  • Kirby Smart – The Gary Stokan Hero of the Gridiron Award
  • Loran Smith – The George Crumbley Vision for the Future Award
  • Dr. Seung Shin, OD – The Lighthouse Beacon of Hope Award

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation has a longtime partnership with the Peach Bowl. In 1968 George P. Crumbley Jr. and the Atlanta Lions Club were instrumental in the creation of the Peach Bowl, now known as the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

“Our philanthropic relationship with the Lions is the longest and most meaningful such relationship in our history," said Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president.

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