The 2016 Virginia Eye Institute sponsored Gift of Light holiday fundraiser campaign wrapped up on December 23rd after four weeks of hard work from VEI staff at all nine locations! The campaign finished with a record breaking performance, raising over $18,000 in support of Conexus children’s programs!
VEI staff encouraged donations from their patients over the course of the campaign in an effort to reach fundraising goals for each of their locations. Each location that made its fundraising goal received a $50 match from all 36 Virginia Eye Institute doctors!!!
7 of the 9 locations were able to make their goals, and several well exceed their goals!!! This year’s top performer was the Watkins Center location, which outperformed the three-year champion, Forest Road, by a mere $7.26 after a herculean last day effort at the Watkins location. These locations raised nearly $1,600 in donations from their patients and staff, and Conexus could not be more grateful!
Beyond bragging rights, the top performing location receives breakfast for their staff served by Virginia Eye Institute CEO, Brad Smith and Conexus President and CEO, Tim Gresham.
Thank you again to the entire staff at Virginia Eye Institute for an incredible job!!!