Frederick Fraunfelder, MD, MBA

Columbia, Mo. (November 29, 2017) – Frederick Fraunfelder, MD, MBA, director of University of Missouri Health Care’s Mason Eye Institute and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the MU School of Medicine, will join Saving Sight’s board of directors in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Fraunfelder, an ophthalmologist, will join the board for his first three-year term as a community board member.

“Our board members provide crucial oversight to help us achieve our goals,” said Chief Executive Officer Tony Bavuso. “Dr. Fraunfelder brings years of experience in corneal surgery and eye banking and will be a great asset to the board of directors. I’m sure we will be able to change more lives by saving sight through his engagement and support.”

Saving Sight’s Board of Directors actively participate in long-range planning and secure financial resources to support sight-saving programs such as eyeglass recycling and cornea donation and transplantation. As highly visible members of their communities, the board members also enhance Saving Sight’s public standing by sharing the mission, accomplishments, and goals with the general public, Lions clubs, and other partner organizations.

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About Saving Sight

Saving Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to change lives by saving sight. Founded in 1960, Saving Sight has grown to become one of the nation’s leading eye banks and is focused on providing innovative solutions to its clinical partners. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Saving Sight facilitates eye donation in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, impacting the lives of those both near and far through transplantation.