Innovators Forum
March 14, 2014
Shubert Theater
New Haven, CT

About Unite For Sight

With 14 years of experience in public health, Unite For Sight is an esteemed non-profit global health delivery organization that has provided eye care for more than 2.3 million patients, including more than 97,071 sight-restoring surgeries. Unite For Sight is comprised of public health experts and social entrepreneurs who produce innovative programs and deliver unparalleled healthcare strategies that eliminate patient barriers to care.

Unite For Sight® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit global health delivery organization with four program divisions:

International Recognition

Unite For Sight is frequently recognized for its effective, quality healthcare delivery programs. In 2011, Caroline Kennedy presented the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award to Unite For Sight's Founder and CEO, Jennifer Staple-Clark. The award "honors an individual whose contributions in the realm of community service, advocacy or grassroots activism have elevated the debate or changed the landscape with respect to a public issue or issues." Past winners have included Wendy Kopp (Founder, Teach For America) and Cory Booker (Mayor of Newark, New Jersey). Unite For Sight has also been recognized by the American Institute of Public Service's National Jefferson Award For Public Service, which is regarded as the "Nobel Prize" for public service.

Also in 2011, Unite For Sight won the Ashoka Changemakers competition.  The competition, entitled "Making More Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being," sought to identify and support innovations from around the world that transform the field of health to sustainably increase individual, family, and community well-being.  Unite For Sight was one of three winners selected from more than 470 entries from 82 countries.

In recognition of Unite For Sight's sustainable healthcare delivery programs that represent "excellence in promoting and embodying ethical integrity," Unite For Sight's CEO is the recipient of Villanova University's 2013 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics. This award "celebrates the contributions of a professional or academic in the field of professional ethics."

Unite For Sight is also regularly featured in major media outlets. Nicholas Kristof featured Unite For Sight twice in his columns in The New York Times, and Unite For Sight was also featured weekly for a full year on CNN International.