Memorial Gifts Honor Those We have Lost

For some, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other holidays stir up emotions we may not anticipate. We may find ourselves reminiscing and missing a loved one as those days bring back memories of time spent together.

One way to acknowledge those feelings and honor someone we lost is by making a gift to the Council in their memory.

“My mother lost her sight 68 years ago when my brother was 6, my sister 4, and I was almost two,” says Cindy, a donor who gave in memory of her mother, who used Council services. “Both of my parents felt it was right to donate to help others with vision loss. My mother was a woman of tremendous faith and strength. I felt that it was right for me to continue her wishes and give to the Council.”

Any size gift is appreciated and will be used to further our mission of offering vision services, education and advocacy to people in Wisconsin who are blind or visually impaired. The needs of our clients are as unique as each individual. Council staff make every effort to meet those needs with knowledge and compassion.

You can make a memorial gift online at or write a check payable to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. Include a note with your check letting us know in whose memory you are making the donation. Mail gifts to 754 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703. If you have questions, contact Lori Werbeckes, Fund Development Director, by calling 608-237-8114 or emailing

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