Latest News Veteran Fundraising Executive Joins Optometry Giving Sight By Staff Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:24 AM Sharyn Gallatin.GOLDEN, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) announces Sharyn Gallatin as the new director of development, North America, and the retirement of Eric Anderson, director of donor engagement, North America. Gallatin has over 20 years of fundraising experience, as both a volunteer solicitor and when she moved to the professional side of philanthropy where she assumed the role of chief development officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. There she revitalized the annual campaign, and the Jewish Foundation, which is the planned giving arm of the Federation.Most recently, Gallatin was the director of foundations and endowment for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. In addition to her work in nonprofit development, Gallatin has over 20 years of experience as an estate planning attorney, which is instrumental in planned giving and vital to the long-term sustainability of the organization. Anderson was with OGS for seven and a half years and came with a wealth of fundraising experience, mostly in higher education. He has been a driving force in securing support from the optometric community to meet the OGS mission, the organization said in an announcment. Optometry Giving Sight is a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error, simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Donations enable Optometry Giving Sight to fund the solution by supporting programs that train local eyecare professionals, establish vision centers for sustainability, and deliver eyecare and low-cost glasses.