Baltimore Chapter

Contact Info

Bailey Bostelman, Director, Chapter Engagement, East

The Strength of the Foundation is Through Our Communities

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter network brings people together across the country to join in fighting blinding retinal diseases. Our family of volunteers and leaders stand up for those impacted by blinding diseases. From day one, they share the latest research and advancements, and provide access to local resources to guide individuals through their personal journey. And together, they celebrate the Foundation’s mission.

We are winning thanks to the dedication of our Chapters focusing on three key areas: education, resources, and revenue. Through informative sessions, Foundation staff, community, and national experts provide research information, low vision resources, and outreach to our local retinal specialists and eye care professionals. To continue accelerating our mission, each community is invited to be a stakeholder by participating in our fundraising events.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter Vision

Our vision is to bring a community together to end blinding diseases.

Baltimore Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Bailey Bostelman Chapter Engagement Manager
Anum Zehra Vice President
Robin Silver/Charles Grudzinska Co-Resource Chairs
Jenny An Education Chair
Bonnie Hensel/Kathy Smith Co-Revenue Chairs
Tina Gross Jones Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair 

Foundation Contact

Bailey Bostelman

Director, Chapter Engagement, East

Past Webinars and Speaker Events

  • March 10, 2022 Speaker Series

    This meeting features presentations by Dr. Janet Stoltz Sunness - GBMC Department of Aging, and John Corneille - Director, Legacy Giving at the Foundation.

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  • May 12, 2022 Speaker Series

    This Zoom call features a presentation by Toni March - Director Office for Blindness and Vision Services, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

    Watch Video

Additional Resources

  • Find a Doctor Who Sees Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Learn more about Raising our Sights Do-It-Yourself Events