Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS SOCIETY OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON

aka POB

Washington, DC

Mission

Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), the largest local prevention of blindness agency in the United States, is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation.

POB screens nearly 8,000 children annually for vision loss and strabismus, and 5,000 adults for glaucoma. POB also provides thousands of pairs of glasses to low-income and homeless persons. POB sponsors the Aging Eye Network, the Macular Degeneration Network and Stargardt's Network that provide public programs and support groups.

Ruling Year

1947

Executive Director

Michele D. Hartlove

Main Address

233 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002 USA

Keywords

vision, sight, eyes, eyeglasses, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, stargardt disease, strabismus, amblyopia

EIN

53-0204690

 Number

6119751240

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments (G41)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Children's Vision Screening

Adult Vision/Glaucoma Screening

Eyeglasses for the Needy

Macular Degeneration Network

Low Vision Learning Center

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Financials

PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS SOCIETY OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes