Vision Is Priceless hosted our Annual Meeting on June 11, 2015 at the Haskell Building in memory of one of our dedicated volunteers, Caleb Keith. Over 80 supporters, volunteers, and Board members joined us to celebrate another successful year of programs. The evening also honored seven remarkable individuals, groups, and corporate volunteers for contributions that helped to make Vision Is Priceless’ programs available to the community.
2015 Annual Meeting Honorees:
Dot Mathias Award | Recognizes an organization or individual who has worked in support of the Duval County School Vision Screening program
Mr. Michael Todd, Everest University
Chairman’s Award | Recognizes a vision professional that is partnered with VIP for the cause of saving sight
Ms. Tess Robinson, Marketing and Refractive Coordinator, Florida Eye Specialists
Jane M. Wynn Award | Recognizes an individual for faithful participation in sight saving programs for adults
Ms. Marian Patrick, Board Member & Volunteer, Wildflower Clinic
Will H. Wasson Award | Recognizes an organization’s faithful participation in sight saving programs
Eta Delta Chapter of Delta Gamma, UNF
Frances B. Kinne Award | Recognizes an individual for faithful participation in sight saving programs for children
Dr. Lee Hunter, Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care
L. Earl Crittenden Award | Recognizes an individual who believes leadership is an opportunity for service
Mr. Michael Brannen, Vice President, Industrial Division, Miller Electric
Roger G. Gibson Award | Recognizes the volunteer of the year
Caleb Jordan Keith
Caleb Jordan Keith was a life long resident of Jacksonville and attended Seacoast Christian Academy, where he played
football and Eunice Christian School. At the age of 12, he began working in lawn care and started his company, Big Dogg Lawn Care. He also worked as a warehouseman at W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc.
Caleb was a loving, kind, compassionate young man. His giving nature was demonstrated through his volunteer efforts with Vision Is Priceless. He generously offered his time to support the annual BBQ & Western. Caleb stepped up to play a critical role in the event including planning, cooking, and assisting his father, Jeff Keith, with event sound. Fellow VIP volunteers have continuously said that Caleb’s dedication and willingness to help was unlike any other 18 year-old they knew. Vision Is Priceless was lucky to have such a wonderful volunteer and supporter in Caleb.