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VIPS Leadership Team Expands

We have some exciting news to share! Our VIPS Leadership Team has changed and we added a new member. Justine Aycock, previously Assistant Director of Development has been promoted to Director of Development and Meredith Howell, previous Director of Development has now become the Director of Community Outreach and Advocacy–concentrating on our Indiana efforts. Kelly Easton will remain Director…

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The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation Awards Visually Impaired Preschool Services $5,000 Grant

Lexington, KY: Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) announced a $5000 grant from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation for the Early Childhood Intervention Program, which provides early intervention services to children, birth through age 5, who are blind or visually impaired in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. “This funding has a life-changing impact on children in…

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Kosair for Kids Grants VIPS $150,000

For 100 years, Kosair for Kids has served the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana by providing care, joy, and hope. Children with blindness and vision loss have been the beneficiary of these blessings since 1999. This year, Kosair for Kids has generously blessed VIPS with an amazing $150,000 grant in support of early intervention…

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VIPS Wins Inaugural Power to the Parent Grant

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) is proud to announce it has received $33,330 through the inaugural Power to the Parent grant thanks to the Parent Advisory Council through the United Way of Central Indiana. This funding will be used to provide critical early intervention services to Central Indiana’s babies and toddlers who are blind or visually impaired…

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Inaugural ‘Swing for VIPS’ Helps Children with Visual Impairments

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Visually Impaired Preschool Services was recently awarded a generous monetary gift from Irving Materials, Inc. (imi) and their interstate, highway, and road construction division E&B Paving. The money raised by imi and their many sponsors at the inaugural imi ‘Swing for VIPS’ Golf Tournament was held at the Louisville Audubon Country Club…

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Planned Giving in Retirement

Planned Giving

Have you ever thought you might want to leave a gift in your will to VIPS or another charity of your choice?
A few years ago my husband Charlie and I sat down with our lawyer to update our wills. It had been a long time since we had made any changes. Our lawyer has a great “bedside manner” and obviously has helped many people over his professional career to write their wills. He asked us many good questions, one of which was “what charitable organizations mean the most to you, and would you like to remember any in your will?” My answer was obviously “yes!”

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