Vision quest: a simple initiative by the Phillips Institute is making a big difference for public school kids

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[MINNPOST, August 21, 2015] A few years back Dr. Irving Shapiro asked his good friend Peter Heegaard to go for a walk. Heegaard is an author and retired investment banker with a toe in pretty much every civic initiative a person could name. The founder of the Phillips Eye Institute, Shapiro wanted to show him the affordable housing built with the help of the hospital’s charitable arm.

While they walked, Shapiro picked Heegaard’s brain. With the housing project done, the institute’s foundation was considering new initiatives. Read the rest of the story at

Posted on August 21, 2015 in MinnPostOnlinePhillips Eye Instituteprevention

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