Our NEW Vision Van started the new year on the road in Bowling Green, KY!
KLEF Board members attended a UK Women's Basketball game to present the 2022 Miss KY Basketball ring to Amiya Jenkins!
KLEF and the Madden Foundation presented the 2023 Mr. and Miss KY Basketball titles to Reed Sheppard and Haven Ford!
Jennifer sat down with Denisha Henry from KODA to discuss April being Donate Life Month!
Two of our wonderful Spanish speaking volunteers, Jenny and Gigi, helped to provide information to our vision screening recipients at Churchill Downs!
KLEF 3rd VP, Nikie Walker, presented the 2023 Miss KY Basketball ring to Haven Ford during the 2023 KY vs. IN All-Star Game!
KLEF Past President Guy Hollander became an International Director!
KLEF staff and volunteers provided 2,450 FREE vision screenings at the KY State Fair!
The KLEF Patron Program helped Edilia to receive an extensive eye surgery to help correct scar tissue from a previous cornea transplant!
The 9th Annual Drive 4 Sight Golf Scramble raised $20,000 to support KLEF programs and services!
The KLEF staff visited with multiple Clubs this month!
The KLEF Holloran Fund helped to put smiles on children's faces at the KY School for Blind!
2023 Program Impact
FREE Vision Screenings
Holloran Fund Recipients
Patron Program Recipients
In 2023, KLEF volunteers and staff provided 27,380 FREE vision screenings through our KidSight and Vision Van programs, we were able to help 39 Kentuckians receive sight saving treatment through our Patron Program and we helped 45 low vision individuals through our Holloran Program.
This summer, we announced our plans to open a Low Vision Clinic in Louisville and our team is diligently working to make this a reality in 2024.
We have continued providing our monthly "Ask the Expert" educational series, through which we virtually interview experts on various topics to educate our constituents about eye health, vision impairments and other important topics.
We've also continued to complete successful fundraising endeavors, including our 2023 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony which raised over $50,000 (net) and our 2023 Drive 4 Sight Golf Scramble which raised over $20,000 (net).
Also in 2023, we were approved for several grants to provide some additional funding for our projects and needs. We are grateful to YOU for helping us achieve our successes during this year, and we are full of promise and hope for 2024 and beyond.