Better Vision. Better Hearing. Better Georgia.
How do I become a Luminary Society Member?
The Luminary Society Membership is an individual giving program of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. A Luminary Society Membership is an honor presented to those who donate at least $1,000 per calendar year or to people for whom a donation is made by other individuals. As a Luminary Society member you will be recognized in our annual report. You will also receive a distinctive Luminary pin. Donations can be made through our online donation page.
I made a $1,000 donation to the Lighthouse a few years ago. Am I a Luminary member?
The Luminary Society was recently re-vamped as an annual giving program. Individuals are honored for their pledges and contributions beginning this calendar year. So individuals who made contributions in past years solely will not be recognized as current Luminary Society members.
Who can make contributions to the Luminary Society?
Contributions must be made by individuals. A group of individuals can submit donations on behalf of someone else, but this donation must come from individual accounts and not from a Lions Club. Contributions can be made in one sum, or in installments of any amount over a period of a year.
Do I have to be a Lion to be a member of the Luminary Society?
No, you do not have to be a Lion to be a Luminary Society member.
Can I designate my gift for a particular purpose?
Yes! Any individual gift designated for the Trust Fund, White Cane, Regular Contributions, or in memory or honor of a loved one.
When I give a gift not designated for a particular purpose, where does it go?
Any gift not designated for a particular purpose will go into our general operating account. As seen in the above diagram, 70 percent of our operating funds go to vision services, 20 percent to hearing services, and 10 percent to administrative costs.
In addition to our low overhead, our volunteer doctors donate $4 in services for every $1 donated to the Lighthouse. So a Georgian in financial need receives $5 in vision or hearing care for every $1 you give. Please give today!
What if I have other questions?
We welcome your questions. Please feel free to call Sarah Epting at 404-325-3630 x 306 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.