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WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Whether you are visually impaired, legally blind, or totally blind... “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -- Helen Keller

aka WCB   |   Yakima, WA   |  www.wcbinfo.org

Mission

Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting opportunity, equality, and independence in the blind community through education, public awareness, and advocacy. WCB is a diverse state-wide consortium of local chapters committed to fostering lifestyles that reflect participation, productivity, independence, and dignity. Affiliated with American Council of the Blind (ACB), WCB is the largest organization of blind consumers in Washington State.

Ruling year info

1973

President

Julie Brannon

Main address

PO Box 675

Yakima, WA 98907-0675 USA

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EIN

23-7297653

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (O19)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Senior Vision Loss

Addresses the needs of our ever increasing older population who are experiencing vision loss.

Population(s) Served
People with vision impairments
Seniors

Equal educational opportunity for our state's young who are blind and visually impaired is a paramount concern. WCB co-sponsors annual events such as the Braille Challenge and the Youth Summit (which runs concurrently with our annual convention), and provides resources and support to parents, children, extended family members, Teachers of the Visually Impaired and others in communities across the state who are impacted by vision impairment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Navigating the maze of civil rights law, transportation standards, medical accessibility and just what is right can be daunting. WCB is a strong advocate for its members and comes to their aid as we together seek independencce, equality and opportunity.

Population(s) Served
People with vision impairments
Adults

By providing financial support to selected blind and visually impaired Washington residents, the Washington Council of the Blind…
supports their personal growth and realization of educational goals
increases the visibility of blind and visually impaired students on campuses
and promotes the development of future leaders in our communities.

Population(s) Served
People with vision impairments
Students

Where we work

How we listen

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Financials

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WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Board of directors
as of 03/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Julie Brannon

Julie Brannon

Denise Colley

Frank Cuta

Lisa George

Nathan Brannon

Sheri Richardson

Andy Arvidson

Kim Moberg

Linda Wilder

Tim Breitenfeldt

Beth Greenberg

Danette Dixon

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/25/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability