Haley GMC Buick General Manager, Barry Moore, has made children’s vision a top priority this season. After learning that as many as 1/3 of the students in some of our most economically and academically challenged schools need but don’t have glasses, he wanted know how he could make a difference this holiday season.
Haley GMC Buick has teamed up with our friends at Virginia Eye Institute to bring some additional support and recognition to the Conexus holiday fundraiser, Gift of Light.
Haley GMC Buick has issued coupons for a free “Pit Stop” where their team will check air pressure, alignment, and fill windshield washer fluid! Haley is donating $1 to the Gift of Light campaign for every coupon redeemed, and customers will receive a $10 service card from Haley towards their next visit! In addition to donations from the Pit Stop, Haley GMC Buick will donate $30 to the Gift of Light campaign for every car sold during the month of December!
Thanks so much to our friends at Virginia Eye Institute for helping us to grow the Gift of Light Fundraiser, and welcome aboard to our new friends at Haley GMC Buick! Together we can make a great difference this holiday season!
The staff at Virginia Eye Institute’s Watkins Center location enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast in celebration of their fundraising efforts in the holiday Gift of Light Campaign. Under the leadership of Michael Cuffee, the Watkins Center office more than tripled their efforts from 2015 and raised $1,583.93 in support of Conexus school-based programs, narrowly beating out the three-time winners from the Forest Location by just $7.26!!
Virginia Eye Institue CEO Brad Smith joined Conexus President and CEO Tim Gresham in congratulating the Watkins staff and helped Michael Cuffee recognize his top fundraising associate, Pam Combs, who raised a whopping $641.82 over the 4 weeks of the Campaign!!!
Congratulations to all of our Virginia Eye Institute locations for an amazing campaign that raised over $18,000 in support of improved school based vision programs for area students!!
The staff and Board of Directors at Conexus wish you and your family a very happy, safe and healthy 2016!
We can’t wait to see what the coming year holds in store!
Conexus is very fortunate to have some outstanding volunteers and supporters. While we celebrate their excellent service and generous spirit throughout the year, Christmas gives us that special time to offer just a small token of our appreciation. Throughout the month of December, Tim Gresham, Conexus President and CEO, has taken the time to visit individually and collectively with our board and committee members, as well as some of our key donors and volunteers, to let them know just how much we appreciate their year-round gift of service to Conexus. Pictured here are just a few of Tim’s visits.
For the third year, Conexus and Virginia Eye Institute have brought the Gift of Light to the Metro Richmond Zoo’s Miracle of Christmas Pageant. Supported by VEI, the campaign raises funds for Conexus’ children’s programs and culminates in the placement of luminaries at the Zoo for its annual Christmas pageant, which takes place on December 21, 22, and 23 each year. The funds raised through the campaign help support Conexus’ efforts to provide comprehensive vision programs to children throughout the year, and the luminaries help add to the beauty of the season and encourage attendees to appreciate their healthy vision and the sights of the season.
Conexus and Comcast Spotlight joined together to show support for our friends at DreamsFactory, who made a significant donation to the production of our PSA for the Eyes of The Future Campaign.
On December 16th, DreamsFactory premiered the short version of their first film, The Gift. The Hollywood Glamour -themed premier took place at Richmond’s famed Byrd Theatre, where guests got their first look at the visually stunning film.
Thank you DreamsFactory for including us in your special night. We were pleased to share in your success and show our support to the DreamsFactory family as they have shown their support to the mission of Conexus.