Miracles in Sight
Outstanding Philanthropic Organization - Winston-Salem
Nominated by IFB Solutions
In 1951, a team of visionaries in North Carolina saw the possibilities in the revolutionary rise of corneal transplant surgery and lobbied the state legislature for the establishment of The North Carolina Eye & Human Tissue Bank, later known as The North Carolina Eye Bank. Today, the Winston-Salem based organization is known as Miracles in Sight and is one of the largest eye banks in the world.
Adhering to the mission of restoring sight, Miracles in Sight collaborates with doctors and researchers to develop innovative solutions and support others in the field with advanced training, research grants, and funding for equipment. The organization also supports eye banks in the developing world.
Miracles in Sight also partnered with IFB Solutions, the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind in 2013 to create the Eye Care and Education Center and allow for the Mobile Vision Center launch with a donation of nearly $1 million. In addition, Miracles In Sight made a $500,000 gift to Duke Eye Center to support early career faculty research into diseases and disorders of the cornea and build the Duke bio repository.