Annual Visionary Class
A donor is inducted into a Visionary class when he/she makes his/her first commitment to ABVI of $5,000 or more through cash, pledge or a planned gift. Visionary donors are an integral part of the fabric of our organization and are stewarded accordingly. If you are interested in learning more about ABVI’s Visionary initiative, please contact Bryson Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 203-6037.
In the charter year of our major gift initiative, Visionary, a special group of donors made transformational gifts to ABVI. These donors recognized the critical need for our services for the 15,000-20,000 blind and visually impaired adults in the Tri-County and responded by donating $5,000 or more in FY19.
Thanks to our Visionary Class of 2019, we were able to begin offering classes at two satellite locations in Summerville, bringing services closer to our Berkeley and Dorchester clients. In addition, their support paved the way for ABVI to realize plans of opening a second, permanent location in Ladson. These donors changed the course of our organization. Thanks to their generosity, we are working toward closing the gap in services for our blind and visually impaired neighbors, and together, we are enabling our clients to live, learn and earn with vision loss.
Thank you to our Visionary Class of 2019!
Dr. and Mrs. Virgil D. Alfaro III
Mr. and Mrs. Julius J. Anderson, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Baldwin
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Burris III (in memory Margie M. Cogswell)
Mr. and Mrs. Barre M. Butler (in memory of Herbert J. Butler, Sr.)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clement III
Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. Cotton
Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Grimball
Mr. and Mrs. Fleetwood S. Hassell (in memory of Caroline S. Hassell)
Mr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Hazelton
Mr. and Mrs. Clay W. Hershey
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hagood Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. Rodolph D. Moseley, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Granger C. Osborne
Mrs. and Mrs. Whitemarsh S. Smith III
Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Jay P. Williams, Jr.
Mr. Michael Zervos
Photo Description: Barre Butler and Bob Baldwin (ABVI Board Vice President) are both members of the 2019 Annual Visionary Class. They are pictured here at the inaugural Visionary Appreciation Dinner.