The Board of Trustees supports the Lighthouse mission to empower people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. This is done by creating diverse, sustainable, and meaningful employment opportunities. The Board of Trustees reflects the communities served and the people employed by the Lighthouse. It consists of members who have strengths in key areas of expertise and represent diverse perspectives.
Employment Among People Who Are Blind
In the United States today, 70% of people who are blind are unemployed. One third of people who are blind live in poverty. However, the Lighthouse is changing the landscape of employment among the blind and DeafBlind communities.
The Lighthouse stands as one of Seattle’s oldest social enterprises. The Lighthouse is a leader in breaking down barriers to employment by utilizing assistive technologies and providing comprehensive supportive services.
Lighthouse Board of Trustees
The Lighthouse Board of Trustees is well educated about the mission and activities of the Lighthouse. The Board has a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities. In addition, the Board also helps keep the organization strategically focused.
Lighthouse Board of Trustees members:
- believe in the purpose and the mission of the Lighthouse. They act responsibly and prudently as its steward.
- interpret the Lighthouse’s work and values to the community. They represent the organization, and act as ambassadors.
- have fiduciary and ethical responsibilities to ensure the Lighthouse does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals.
- make a financial contribution at least once each calendar year of an amount that is personally significant.
- participate in fundraising activities planned by the board and/or the Lighthouse Foundation.
- engage in recruiting activities by identifying potential candidates for Board membership.
Lighthouse Board of Trustees candidates have a:
- desire to make a direct impact in the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
- strong interest to promote the Lighthouse’s mission, values, and purpose.
- willingness to serve on committees and accept special assignments.
- personality profile reflecting qualities of integrity, credibility, dedication, and enthusiasm.
- commitment to attend and participate in all board meetings, committee meetings, and special events.
- strong drive to be proactive and stay informed about Lighthouse programs and priorities.
- readiness to work with staff and other board members toward the achievement of the goals and mission of the Lighthouse.
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Still have questions?
Please contact Kim Lindbeck, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO/Liaison to the Board of Trustees (206) 436-2292 or email