A lifetime of generosity

Audrey Wilson worked as an environmental education teacher throughout her career and has had a lifelong passion for helping others – including animals and birds. She’s been donating to Operation Eyesight since our early days and still gives today because she’s seen our impact first-hand.

Audrey Wilson, 88, first learned about Operation Eyesight from an uncle who attended a talk given by Dr. Ben Gullison, whose work in Sompeta, India inspired Art Jenkyns to start our organization in 1963. “Nearly six decades ago, that meeting planted seeds that have grown into a lifetime of giving,” Audrey recalls. “It was one… Continue reading A lifetime of generosity

Four generations of giving

Rob and Connie Holland’s 50 years of supporting Operation Eyesight is itself a milestone, showing the possibilities for the next generation of donors dedicated to giving the life-changing Gift of Sight.

The power of the Gift of Sight is something Rob and Connie both learned early in life. It is part of a legacy of giving that now spans four generations. Connie’s parents, Walter and Sara Derewianchuk, were active donors to Operation Eyesight, and they shared with their children the power of giving. Likewise, Rob’s parents,… Continue reading Four generations of giving

Why one donor is leaving a gift to Operation Eyesight in her will

Dr. Ben & Evlyn Gullison's work at a mission hospital in Andhra Pradesh inspired Art Jenkyns to found Operation Eyesight in 1963, and also inspired longtime donor Dr. Reddy to leave a legacy of giving through her will.

Having supported Operation Eyesight for decades, leaving a gift in her will was a choice that made sense for Dr. Reddy. She first learned about Operation Eyesight when she met Dr. Ben and Evlyn Gullison in 1985 after their return from a medical mission in Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Reddy’s home state in India. “I was… Continue reading Why one donor is leaving a gift to Operation Eyesight in her will