New Saving Sight Board Member, Jeff Schaeperkoetter

Jefferson City, Mo. (January 22, 2018) – Jeff W. Schaeperkoetter – a former Missouri Circuit Judge, Assistant Attorney General, Missouri State Representative, and Missouri State Senator – will join Saving Sight’s board of directors in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Schaeperkoetter, who has also served his country as a U.S. Army and Missouri Army National Guard veteran, 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. “Schaeperkoetter’s years of experience will bring a fresh perspective to our organization’s strategy this year. Through his engagement and support, I’m sure we will be able to change more lives by saving sight.”

Schaeperkoetter and his wife have both been involved in volunteer service in the Jefferson City community, from working in the education program as volunteers at Jefferson City Correctional Center to their personal work with neighborhood cleanups. Schaeperkoetter attends Capital City Christian Church and also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Historic City of Jefferson Foundation.

“I am hopeful that all of my life experiences, both professionally and personally, will give me the ability to provide productive service to the Board and the organization,” said Schaeperkoetter. “This is a great opportunity to serve the public in an organization which has done so much for so many. I am looking forward to working with the other board members and the organization as it strives to do even more.”

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.