Posted: Thursday, April 19 2018
Bonita Springs, FL, April 11, 2018 – The Florida Lions Eye Clinic (FLLEC) opened an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Collier County to support its programs and operations with a permanent and professionally invested income stream.
An endowment fund is a permanent fund that provides income each year to support the Florida Lions Eye Clinic’s mission. This endowment fund is a component fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County managed to ensure the funds remain strong over time. An endowment also provides essential stability, grows over time, is a permanent source of funding, and facilitates strategic planning.
“We are excited to open our first endowment fund for the eye clinic with the Community Foundation of Collier County and our goal is to build the fund to $2 million over the next few years. Opening this fund represents our fiscal responsibility and dedication to support our mission in perpetuity,” said Tamika Seaton, MSM, Executive Director. “This fund also presents an excellent option for donors who want to make a huge impact by making a deferred gift or a large gift.”
Gifts to our endowment can be creative including forms of cash, current gifts of non-cash assets, such as stock and real estate, charitable bequests, gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of life insurance, and charitable trusts.
For more information, call Executive Director Tamika Seaton at 239.293.2009, email her at or visit us online at www.fllec.org.
FLLEC, a 501 (c) (3) organization and the only free eye clinic in the state of Florida, has given the, “Gift of Sight” to underprivileged children and families since 2008. Our patients are the working poor, homeless, and students who do not have medical insurance and their income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. We provide comprehensive eye exams, eye surgeries in our clinic, diabetic exams, visual acuity, intraocular pressure checks, refractions, amblyopia evaluation and treatment, strabismus evaluation and treatment, macular disease evaluation, blood pressure testing, therapy for Pterygium care, glaucoma management, conjunctivitis and general eye irritations, referrals for cataracts, macular disease, eye trauma, and prescription lenses.