Phillips Eye Institute receives Jefferson Award for Corporate Giving
MINNEAPOLIS 07/26/2011--The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal selected Phillips Eye Institute as the July 2011 recipient of the Jefferson Award for Corporate Giving.
Jean Gaslin, E.Y.E. program volunteer, helps a student during a vision screening at Jenny Lind Community School in Minneapolis.
For more about Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.), call 612-775-8758.
Phillips Eye Institute was selected because of the time, talent and energy it dedicates to local charitable causes, and especially for the contributions it has made with the Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative. The E.Y.E. program provides vision screening and follow-up for students in Minneapolis Public Schools.
"This is a huge honor for Phillips Eye Institute. We are proud of our service to the community and very honored to receive this recognition," said Bev Fritz, director of the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation.
Phillips Eye Institute was profiled in the July 15 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Read the article at bizjournals.com/twincities.
Phillips Eye Institute will be eligible for national recognition from the Jefferson Awards at it National Ceremonies in Washington D.C.
About the Jefferson Awards
Together with the Wilmington, Del.-based Jefferson Awards, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recognizes 12 companies throughout the year for their philanthropic work. 2011 marks the fourth year of the partnership.
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service were founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Sen. Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard, founder and chairman of the National Development Council, to honor public and community service. For more information, go to jeffersonawards.org.
About Phillips Eye Institute
Phillips Eye Institute is a nationally recognized specialty hospital dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders. The Institute draws patients from the five-state region and has a medical staff of 170 ophthalmologists. The Institute is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, a nonprofit network of hospitals, clinics and other health care services.
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