Philadelphia 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.

Philadelphia Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Michael Valenti Chapter President
Kathy Fenstermacher/Terri Gazzara Co-Resource Chairs
Amy Reif Education Chair
Lenora Osborne Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Foundation Contact

Bailey Bostelman

Director, Chapter Engagement, East

Chapter Events

  • Dec 7, 2022 EDT

    18th Annual Taste for Sight

    We invite you to join us at the 18th Annual Taste for Sight to enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and spirits in support of the urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.

  • Dec 8, 2022 EST

    Philadelphia Chapter Speaker Series

    The Foundation Fighting Blindness invites you to our in-person Speaker Series! Connect with others in the community and meet the chapter leaders who can help guide you through your journey with vision loss.


Philadelphia Virtual Speaker Series - January 26, 2022

This virtual meeting features a presentation by Lauren J. Lieberman Ph.D., Director of Camp Abilities, and highlights many of the resources that are available for children in the community.

Additional Resources

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