CharityVision International, the global leader in sustainable philanthropic eye care programs, announced the appointment of Ann Romney to the CharityVision Board of Directors today, effective December 1, 2014.

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) December 1, 2014—CharityVision, the global leader in sustainable philanthropic eye care programs, announced their newest board member today. Ann Romney has graciously agreed to join the fight against blindness. “I want to draw public attention to the plight of millions who are suffering from impaired vision and needless blindness,” said Romney. “With a modicum of concerted effort and plenty of thoughtful donations, we can spare 20 million treatable people worldwide from living in darkness.

Mrs. Romney is a gifted philanthropist offering extensive experience to CharityVision—she’s served on the boards of the New England Chapter of the MS Society and participated on United Way’s Faith & Action committee. Ann also brings valuable life experience with her. She has conquered significant personal and public challenges. Anyone who interacts with Ann immediately recognizes that she radiates empathy and hope for those who are struggling with hardship. CharityVision’s founder, Dr. Bill Jackson, believes “she’s a perfect fit to help our organization address vision issues across the globe.”

CharityVision is based in the United States and has operations in more than twenty countries. The organization partners with local doctors to create sustainable eye care systems in developing nations. Over the past twenty-five years, CharityVision and its local partners have screened more than 4,400,000 people worldwide and facilitated more than 395,000 sight-saving procedures. CharityVision is dedicated to eradicating blindness, one surgery at a time.