Lulie’s Leadership Training
Lulie Gund recognized Chapters as the cornerstone of the Foundation’s success. Lulie was instrumental in guiding the Princeton, New Jersey Chapter as its leader and founding member. With the creation of Lulie’s Leadership Training, we continue her legacy and life’s work by offering a development program for Chapter Leaders.
Lulie’s Leadership Training will bring together Chapter Leaders from across the nation annually. The program will focus on the three pillars of the Chapter program: Education, Resources, and Revenue. These dynamic training sessions will provide the framework to effectively lead, create succession planning and develop a host of other skills to benefit their chapter.
Lulie’s Light Award
Gordon and Lulie Gund were always partners in the fight against retinitis pigmentosa. As co-founders, they worked together to establish the Foundation Fighting Blindness and drive its mission to fund critical research. Though Gordon lost his vision to the retinal disease, Lulie was equally passionate and committed to doing whatever it took to finding treatments and cures.
The Chapter Program, conceived initially by Lulie herself, is the backbone of the Foundation’s mission. It provides education, resources, and revenue to fight against the entire spectrum of blinding retinal diseases. As we move forward, Lulie’s memory must remain at the core of the Chapter program’s work. We celebrate Lulie’s Next Chapter for Light and Vision by honoring an exceptional Chapter leader or member annually with the prestigious Lulie’s Light Award.
The Lulie’s Light Award recognizes a recipient who demonstrates leadership, commitment, and dedication to the Foundation’s Chapter Program. Awardees will exemplify Lulie’s passion and devotion while ensuring their chapters deliver educational updates, provide resources in the community, identify, cultivate, and generate revenue to fund research that will lead to preventions, treatments, and cures.