Charlotte Chapter

Contact Info

Bailey Bostelman, Director, Chapter Engagement, East


We are actively recruiting leadership in the Charlotte chapter! For more information, please reach out to Bailey Bostelman at

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.

Charlotte Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Brett Schmidt Chapter President
Jared Hallman Resource Chair
Meghan Grom Education Chair

Foundation Contact

Bailey Bostelman

Director, Chapter Engagement, East

Chapter Events

  • Oct 22, 2022 EDT

    16th Annual Charlotte VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $62 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.

  • Nov 3, 2022 EDT

    Taste of the Town

    Join us for Taste of the Town on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the Rickhouse, overlooking the famed Durham Athletic Park, the original home of the Durham Bulls!

  • Nov 12, 2022 EDT

    National Chapter Vision Webinar: Emerging Therapies and Research for Inherited Retinal Diseases

    The 90-minute national webinar will feature guest presentations on emerging gene therapies from Opus, a potential anti-oxidative treatment from Nacuity, and a promising cell-based treatment from OkuloVision. The panel will answer questions from the audience on a wide range of research, clinical, and therapy development topics.


Additional Resources

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