Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey Names Walter Pardo Chairman of "Night for Sight" Fundraiser
Friday, January 20, 2012 • 4:25pm
The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, (www.lionseyebanknj.org), has named Walter Pardo, Managing Partner/Founder of Wealth Financial Partners (FAS) and WFP Tax Partners, LLC (www.wealthfinancialpartners.com) in Basking Ridge, N.J., as the chairman of its “Night for Sight” fund raising gala to be held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Thursday, March 29, 2012. This celebration concludes a series of month long events hosted by the Eye Bank in recognition of National Eye Donor Month.
“We are pleased to have Walter serve in this leadership role on behalf of the Eye Bank,” states Margaret Chaplin, Executive Director. “With his proven business and leadership skills and given his involvement within the community, I am confident our event will be successful and will help us to fulfill our mission.”
Walter has spent 20 years as a professional in the financial services industry as a Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®) and is a member of the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisory Group. He is involved in supporting local community organizations and is a member of the Summit Lions Club and an active alumnus for his alma maters, Norwich University and the Military College of Vermont. He resides in Basking Ridge, N.J. with his wife Suzanne and daughters, Isabel and Natalie. Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, N.J. is a home away from home for Walter where he can be found trying to reduce his handicap.
"One of my core principles is altruism: I have to give it away to get it,” comments Walter. “I am very proud to be on the board of the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey and to be able to spread the message of awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation and the hope it represents. I'm sure all who join our cause will share in my enthusiasm!"
The Eye Bank will pay tribute to Marco A. Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, that evening by honoring him for the expertise he has offered to organizations and physicians, making significant contributions in patient care, education and research. As Chair of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Zarbin’s accomplishments reflect the mission of the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey to preserve and restore sight through transplantation, research, education and partnership.
Tickets to attend the “Night for Sight” event are $125 per person. The evening’s festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. and include a cocktail reception, music, open bar, dessert table, and silent auction. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Cathy Wasner at (732) 382-3060, ext.7278, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. It recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation. It also supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions, promotes donation awareness through public and professional education, and provides humanitarian aid to people in need of corneal transplantation throughout the world. Visit www.lionseyebanknj.org or call (800) 653-9379 for more information.