FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — February 21, 2023 — The White-Wilson Community Foundation will host A Nonprofit’s Secret to Success, The Sight Savers America Story, an engaging and insightful lunch and learn for local nonprofit leaders. The free event will take place on Wednesday, March 15 at Crosspoint Church in Niceville, 214 Partin Drive S, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sight Savers America (SSA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to identify and secure treatment for unmet vision needs, has grown to reach its mission on a national level, reaching 100,000 referrals annually throughout 16 states. Its Founder, President and CEO Jeff Haddox along with its Chief Program Officer Jennifer Williams will share the SSA story and discuss the intricacies of creating, maintaining and growing a successful not-for-profit organization.

“The White-Wilson Community Foundation is excited to provide this unique opportunity for nonprofits in our area,” said Teresa Halverson, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Sights Savers America has such a powerful story of success, and we feel that they can offer great insight for local nonprofits to learn from.”

Halverson continued, “Whether you are a nonprofit just starting out or a seasoned organization, our hope with this lunch and learn is that it will help you explore what makes your work meaningful and effective. We are proud of our partnership with Sight Savers America and excited to bring this to our community.” 

This lunch and learn is free and open to any interested nonprofit leaders. Seating is limited and registration is required by March 3. To maximize the number served, tickets are limited to two per organization. For additional information or to register, visit WhiteWilsonCommunityFoundation.org or the White-Wilson Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

About the White-Wilson Community Foundation:

The White-Wilson Community Foundation was formed in 2012 to help improve health care in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties through education, collaboration and financial investment. The WWCF believes it is important to educate the community on the importance of preventive health care and to support organizations in the community that provide health services to individuals in need. For more information, please visit WhiteWilsonCommunityFoundation.org.

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Sight Savers America Founder, President and CEO Jeff Haddox at Vision Clinic in 2019

“Whether you are a nonprofit just starting out or a seasoned organization, our hope with this lunch and learn is that it will help you explore what makes your work meaningful and effective. We are proud of our partnership with Sight Savers America and excited to bring this to our community.”

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