LIGHTHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

Guiding the Way to Independence

aka LIGHTHOUSE OF SWFL   |   North Fort Myers, FL   |  www.lighthouseswfl.org

Mission

The mission of the Lighthouse of SW Florida is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society.

Ruling year info

1976

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Dotty St. Amand

Main address

P.O.Box 3464

North Fort Myers, FL 33918 USA

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Formerly known as

Visually Impaired Persons of SW Florida

EIN

59-1665257

NTEE code info

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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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?

Lighthouse of SW Florida

Services include: Intake and assessment, counseling and support groups, Low Vision Clinics, Orientation & Mobility, Information & Referrals. Onsite and "at home" courses and training in Independent Living Skills, Eccentric Viewing, Computers with Assistive Technology, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Membership Activities and low vision aids.

Population(s) Served

Serves babies from birth to 5 years old. Provides vision rehab to both baby and parents.

Population(s) Served

Serves children aged 6-14 years; provides vision rehabilitation to both the child and parents

Population(s) Served

Serves teenagers and young adults, aged 14-22. Provides guidance as students go through high school and then transition into college or the workforce.

Population(s) Served

Teach adults aged from 19 to end of life the skills they need to live independently with blindness

Population(s) Served

Clients learn skills necessary to maintain their employment or to re-enter the workforce

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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LIGHTHOUSE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

Board of directors
as of 7/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brian Sykes

Quadrum Senior Living

Term: 2014 - 2020

Jill Turner

Consultant, Child Protection Team Florida Dept. of Health

Shelia Clark

Retired

Norman Turiano

Principal,Turiano Strategic Consulting

Evan Connell

Analyst II,Lee County Sheriff Intelligence Unit

Jack Green

Retired, John Deere & Co.

Arthur "Chip" McElroy

Professor, Hodges University

Gwynetta Gittens

Lee County School Board

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