PBO Honors Gareth Vaughan, AMHigley with Northeast Ohio 2022 People of Vision Award



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Prevent Blindness Honors Gareth Vaughan, AMHigley with Northeast Ohio 2022 People of Vision Award

March 7, 2022 (Cleveland, OH) The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness was proud to honor Gareth Vaughan and AMHigley recently at a dinner event at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

Since 1985, The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness has recognized and awarded select organizations and their leaders for visionary leadership and community service. The People of Vision Award event has become one of Northeast Ohio’s premier charitable events in support of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO) and its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight.

As last year’s honoree, Dave Jacobs and the Oswald Companies, hosted the event and presented the 2022 award to Vaughan, AMHigley President & CEO. Jacobs asked that we join in celebrating the AMHigley for their extensive support in the Northeast Ohio community.

“Gareth is fun-loving but takes his role as CEO and Community Leader very seriously.  He truly believes in AMHigley’s core values: People; Respect; Commitment; Ethics; and Excellence,” said Jacobs. “He works to make sure that these values are reflected in both the company and its employees.”  Employees at AMHigley are even afforded volunteer days off to give their time to charitable organizations for which they have a passion, and the company has donated millions to those most in need.

As a parent of children with vision issues, Vaughan emphasized the inspiration they provide for him in his life. “The work of Prevent Blindness and other similar organizations help create a normal for kids like mine and allow them to enjoy life just as anyone else would,” Vaughan said.

“Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate is proud to honor Vaughan and AMHigley with the 2022 People of Vision Award,” Amy Pulles, President and CEO of PBO stated, “and we look forward to them chairing the event next year.”

Half of all blindness is preventable, and the number of individuals who are blind or visually impaired is expected to double by the year 2030 if nothing is done to address the problem. Furthermore, it is estimated that the economic impact of visual disorders and disabilities costs approximately $5.4 billion annually in Ohio.

About Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to 1,000,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at or and Twitter at!/PB_Ohio.