Conexus was invited as one of 4 finalist to present at the IMPACT 100 Richmond Big Give Event. Each of the finalists were allowed 5 minutes to highlight the details of their proposal to the full IMPACT 100 membership of over 300 Richmond area women. Following the presentation, finalists were escorted to the “green room” while the membership took a live vote to award two, $100,000 grants.
We are pleased to share Conexus was selected as one of the winners! Conexus will use the $100,000 to bring full service vision programming to the Communities in Schools designated schools in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties (a total of 13 schools). The project will deliver the Conexus VisioCheck program to over 5,100 student, finding nearly 1,100 in need of follow-up exams and possibly glasses.
Conexus will then follow-up the screening program with free, onsite eye exams and glasses if necessary to referred students. Conexus will set up a mobile vision lane in each of the participating schools and will work in collaboration with the Richmond Optometric Society to staff the clinic with local, licensed optometrists to provide the exams.
Additionally, Conexus will work with Essilor, VSP, the Robins Foundation and the Community Foundation to advance the efforts of this project.
THANK YOU IMPACT 100 RICHMOND!
The Conexus Board gathered to review recent programming success, approve the organization’s annual budget, strategize next steps for the Kids 2020 Campaign, and offer a heartfelt goodbye to long time screening technician, Corrine Huber. After nearly 4 years with Conexus, Corrine and her husband are relocating to San Diego, CA in early June. We are so grateful for all the contributions Corrine has made to Conexus over the years. Her positive, upbeat attitude and energy will be missed!
Conexus Staff had the pleasure of meeting Michael Duenas, Chief Public Health Officer, AOA and several members of his key staff to discuss how Conexus programs and data could work to support objectives of the Association. The meeting offered a wonderful opportunity to reflect on mutual goals regarding children’s vision and explore opportunities to expand on current data to support increased awareness regarding the importance of good vision as it relates to school success. We look forward to taking some of our ideas to the next step to advance vision outcomes for students!
The 27th Annual Golf Classic added another named sponsors as Essilor signed on as the RAFFLE SPONSOR! With the support of Essilor the Golf Classic raffle will offer a 65” Vizio TV, Webber Gas Grill with Pizza Oven, Outdoor Fire Pit, Yeti cooler and more!! We thank all of our sponsors who help to make the Conexus Golf Classic one of the most highly anticipated tournaments in the Richmond area!