Statue of Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Addressing the Lions Convention in 1925, Helen Keller made a challenge that they become "Knights of the Blind in the Crusade against Blindness." Today, with nearly 500 Clubs in Illinois, we continue to try to meet that challenge and more in every corner of Illinois. One of the ways is establishing a world-renown research center like Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute.

Our Mission

The Vision of the Lions of Illinois Foundation is to create a permanent vehicle for the delivery of programs and services to the visually and hearing impaired.

Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund

Offering the opportunity for members of the Lions family and the general public to give a tax-deductible gift that keeps on giving. It is a restricted fund in which contributions are pooled and invested, with the principal remaining intact.

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Doctor helping with Hearing Aid

Endowment Fund

The Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund offers the opportunity for members of the Lions family and the general public to give a tax-deductible gift that keeps on giving. It is a restricted fund in which contributions are pooled and invested, with the principal remaining intact. Only the income can be used to support Lions of […]

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Child getting an eye exam

Seeing Is Believing

The Low-Vision Program for Students is designed to help severely visually impaired youth make the most of their remaining sight. The Lions of Illinois Foundation Partners with Spectrios Institute for low vision, the Illinois College of Optometry, and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind to provide a FREE comprehensive visual evaluation to Illinois students in grades K-12. […]

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Partners

Below are links to the websites of our service partner organizations: ADA Center for Sight & Hearing Chicago Lighthouse Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired Illinois College of Optometry Leader Dogs For The Blind Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute LIERI/ Lieri history page Lions International Lions of Illinois Inc. Pearle Vision Spectrios Institute for […]

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