Press Releases

November 22, 2021

Future In Sight Appoints Randy Pierce as New President and Chief Executive Officer

The Future In Sight Board of Directors announced at its Annual Meeting that Randy Pierce has been appointed as the next President and Chief Executive Officer....

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October 7, 2021

Governor Sununu Proclaims October 2021 as White Cane & Dog Guide Users Awareness Month

The white cane and dog guide, in addition to being practical mobility tools, serves as a symbol of dignity, freedom, and independence for individuals who are blind or visually impaired....

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August 26, 2021

Future In Sight Announces Departure of CEO David Morgan and Appoints Timothy F. Murray Interim CEO

The Future In Sight Board of Directors has announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer David Morgan....

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June 14, 2021

Future In Sight, Concord-based nonprofit, steps up with bold new salary, benefit incentives to end teacher shortage for students who are blind, visually impaired

New Hampshire needs more teachers for students who are blind and visually impaired. Future In Sight, a nonprofit dedicated to improving lives for those with visual impairments, is pleased to announce that it is offering higher, more competitive salaries and benefits to recruit more teachers from across the country. The Concord-based agency is hosting a free virtual webinar on June 24 at 3 p.m. to offer more information....

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January 12, 2021

Future In Sight names Sarah Melasecca as Director of Adult Services

Last month Future In Sight named Sarah Melasecca as the new Director of Adult Services. Sarah brings a broad and deep experience leading programs that serve adults and seniors with a range of disabilities with the goal of maximizing their independence....

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November 25, 2020

Future In Sight Receives Grant from the Oleonda Jameson Trust

Future In Sight recently received a grant from the Oleonda Jameson Trust to provide a range of vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire seniors and elderly adults who are blind or visually impaired....

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November 24, 2020

The Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund Awards Grant to Future in Sight

The Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund announces the awarding of $117,384 in grants to six non-profit organizations in New Hampshire and Maine....

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November 9, 2020

Grant from the Ella F. Anderson Trust to Support Future In Sight

Future In Sight recently received a grant from the Ella F. Anderson Trust, BNY Mellon, N.A., Trustee.  This grant from the Trust supports Future In Sight’s vision rehabilitation services for elderly clients in Nashua, making a positive impact on residents with profound vision loss through Future In Sight since 2004....

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September 30, 2020

Future In Sight names Sherry Burbank as Director, Youth Services

Earlier this month Future In Sight named Sherry Burbank as their Director of Youth Services. In this newly expanded position, Sherry will oversee education teams, research, recreational activities and services that are specifically designed to meet the wide range of needs of NH youth who are blind or visually impaired....

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July 28, 2020

New Technology Programs for Older Blind Individuals

The number of individuals who are 55 years of age and older and living with visual impairments or blindness in New Hampshire is growing. Older adults with visual impairments need to acquire specific skills to adjust to life after vision loss. Providing the necessary training and support so that older Granite Staters who are blind or vision-impaired can remain in their home, be active and maintain as much independence as possible is a priority for both Future In Sight and the Services for the Blind and Vision-Impaired (SBVI) office within the NH Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation....

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July 1, 2020

Collaboration Announced to Meet Demand for Credentialed Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments in Region

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments are a critical element in the education of students who are blind or visually impaired. There are not enough of these specialized teachers, especially in New Hampshire. To address that challenge, New Hampshire’s Future In Sight and the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at University of Massachusetts Boston share a commitment to the preparation and continued education of professionals who work in the vision field....

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March 16, 2020

A Message from the President & CEO: Future In Sight Service Delivery Shift

We at Future In Sight are committed to continuing to do our best work under these challenging and evolving circumstances.  Protecting the well-being of staff and those we serve is paramount – as is providing critical vision services to individuals of all ages who depend on us....

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March 5, 2020

Future In Sight Announces Collaboration with Susan LaVenture to launch NH Parent Connect

We are so pleased to collaborate with Susan LaVenture, who among other accomplishments served as the Executive Director of National Association of Parents of Visually Impaired Children.  As David Morgan, President & CEO of Future In Sight puts it, “Susan brings a wealth of expertise in building statewide parent networks.  We are thrilled to have her on board.”  Susan will be facilitating our first workshop for parents on March 28, 2020, here at our Walker Street location in Concord, which will mark the start of our efforts to form NH Parent Connect....

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February 6, 2020

New Future In Sight Website; Highlights & Accessibility Features

We are excited to announce that Future In Sight officially launched a redesigned website at FutureInSight.org on February 1st!  This is an important shift for the organization in an effort to incorporate more website accessibility features, expand offerings and improve the overall user experience....

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January 3, 2020

Future In Sight Volunteers Receive 2019 Jo Adcock Award

Last month, Cliff Smith and Carol Laliberte were each presented with the Jo Adcock Service Award for 2019. This award recognizes outstanding volunteer service, dedication to serving individuals with visual impairments and a commitment to the field of blindness. We are thrilled to recognize these two very special people and present them both with this well-deserved honor....

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April 10, 2019

Future In Sight Names Jane Driscoll as VP Development, Marketing and Communications

The Future In Sight Board of Directors announced at its Annual Meeting that Randy Pierce has been appointed as the next President and Chief Executive Officer....

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December 11, 2018

Longtime Client and Volunteer Receives Annual Service Award from Future In Sight

On November 29th, during the annual meeting and celebration of the Board of Directors the Client Services Committee of Future In Sight presented Frank Haley with the 2018 Jo Adcock Service Award....

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August 14, 2018

Future In Sight Grows Team with New Director of Education, Announces New Partnership

Organization is working towards educational advancement for students with sight impairments as the 2018-2018 school year approaches....

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April 30, 2018

D. Morgan’s Interview with Tom Raffio

Tom Raffio of Northeast Delta Dental Radio recently took the time to sit down with David Morgan. In this 20 minute interview they discuss a myriad of topics ranging from the critical issues faced by NH’s blind and visually impaired community to the numerous ways individuals can get involved with the mission of Future In Sight. I encourage you to take a listen to this podcast. As always, we welcome and appreciate your comments....

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January 9, 2018

Association Receives Support from People’s United Community Foundation

The Association is appreciative of the continued support from the People’s United Community Foundation. Their award of $2,500 for orientation and mobility services will provide assistance to the elderly, working-aged adults, and children in the communities we serve....

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January 9, 2018

Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund supports the mission of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind received a $2,000 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to support its Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Program....

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November 29, 2017

Chester Couple Receives Association’s Jo Adcock Service Award

On November 15th, during an inaugural appreciation reception that was hosted by Future In Sight the Client Services Committee surprised John and Jayne Nucci of Chester with the 2017 Jo Adcock Service Award....

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November 16, 2017

Future In Sight Elects Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2018

October 19, 2017 – At the recent annual meeting of Future In Sight’s Board of Directors the following individuals were elected to serve as officers for the 2018 Fiscal Year:...

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November 9, 2017

Future In Sight’s Board of Directors Announces New Members

At the annual meeting of the Board of Directors in October 2017, Randy Pierce, Chairman of the Board announced the nomination of the following individuals to serve as Directors of the Board....

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June 19, 2017

Strawbery Banke and Future In Sight Partner on Interpretive Initiative

Strawbery Banke Museum and Future In Sight (formerly the NH Association for the Blind) are both among the six beneficiaries of the Roger R. & Theresa S. Thompson Foundation Fund....

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June 14, 2017

Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund Supports the Mission of Future In Sight

Future In Sight was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to support the New Hampshire Lives and Thrives Program, which provides critical vision rehabilitation services and offsets the costs of adaptive aids and devices, which do not receive insurance reimbursement....

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April 20, 2017

Future In Sight Partners with Crotched Mountain ATECH Services

Future In Sight has partnered with Crotched Mountain Foundation’s ATECH Services to run the vision loss education program formerly offered by ATECH Services. The agreement allows Future In Sight to expand the availability of education services for blind and visually impaired children across the state....

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March 20, 2017

Concord Nonprofit to Host Collaborative Gathering on the Future of Sight

Future In Sight, formerly known as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, will be hosting Opening Space for the Future of Sight on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire....

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March 1, 2017

New Hampshire Association for the Blind changes name to Future In Sight

Today, New Hampshire Association for the Blind announced it will be transitioning to a new name – Future In Sight. The Concord-based nonprofit organization works with those who are blind and visually impaired, helping them develop the skills to live independent, fulfilling lives at home, at work, at school, and in the community....

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January 9, 2017

Sharing Cook on Concord

Brad Cook recently attended a Future In Sight mission tour at our offices in Concord. In his recent article for Cook on Concord published in the NH Business Review he shares his experience. Click here for the complete article....

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January 2, 2017

Future In Sight Accepting Nominations for Annual Access Award

The Advocacy Committee of Future In Sight, in recent years, has been aware of New Hampshire companies, organizations and individuals who have made their facilities, programs and information accessible for persons who are blind or visually impaired....

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November 17, 2016

2016 Jo Adcock Service Award Presented to Randy Pierce

On November 12th, during a celebratory fundraising dinner that was hosted by the organization 2020 Vision Quest, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s Client Services Committee surprised Randy Pierce of Nashua with the 2016 Jo Adcock Service Award....

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November 16, 2016

Joint Programming to Take Place with Strawbery Banke

Strawbery Banke is celebrating being one of six beneficiaries of the Roger R. & Theresa S. Thompson Foundation Fund on two levels. First, the Thompson Fund announced the award of a $20,000 grant to Strawbery Banke for a new Botanical Sciences program to complement the Horticulture Center now, in development....

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October 7, 2016

Keene State College Receives Award for Accessibility

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind honored Keene State College as the 2016 recipient of its annual Access Award. The award is presented to a New Hampshire individual, corporation, or organization that demonstrates exceptional and innovative efforts to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers for those who are blind or visually impaired....

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September 15, 2016

New Partnership with eSight to Bring Innovative Eyewear Technology to NH and Beyond

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has been chosen by eSight, a Toronto based firm, as their Regional Clinical Assessment Partner for their innovative, wearable, electronic, assistive technology designed specifically for individuals with low vision....

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August 30, 2016

NH Association for the Blind Partners with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

 iCanConnect is a federal program designed to help individuals with combined hearing and vision loss to connect with family, friends and community. It was established by the FCC in an effort to comply with the 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act, a federal law that required people with disabilities to have access to modern communications technology that enable distance communication....

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August 25, 2016

NH Association for the Blind to Pilot an Accessible Materials and Technology Study

With a generous grant from the New Hampshire Department of Education a research pilot study will be implemented which will seek to provide a small team of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI’s) with an introduction to Communities of Practice (CoPs), additional education in available assistive technologies and common ways to leverage technology to accelerate learning, as well as strategies to provide timely and cost effective accessible materials to students with vision impairment....

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December 9, 2015

Community Conversations with David S. Morgan

With only 6 days as the Association’s new President & CEO, David sits down with Concord TV’s Doris Ballard to share his experiences and his goals for the future of NH residents living with low vision or blindness....

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November 9, 2015

NH Association for the Blind Hires David Morgan to be new CEO

The Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, the only statewide organization dedicated to the advancement of the independence of persons who are blind or visually impaired, is pleased to announce that David S. Morgan will be our new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective at the end of November....

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June 22, 2015

2015 Access Award Presented to Currier Museum

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind honored the Currier Museum of Art as the 2015 recipient of its annual Access Award. The award is presented to a New Hampshire individual, corporation, or organization that demonstrates exceptional and innovative effort to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers for those who are blind or visually impaired....

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April 9, 2015

George Theriault Announces Retirement

George Theriault, President and CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015....

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February 9, 2015

Association Receives Generous Donation from The Derryfield School

The 6th grade English class at The Derryfield School recently presented Stephanie Hurd of the Association with a check for more than $500 during a recent presentation....

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January 1, 2015

Association’s Advocacy Committee Promotes Service Animal Awareness

The Advocacy Committee of the NH Association for the Blind has been working to educate the public about the new law regarding the falsification of service animals....

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November 20, 2014

Irene Reale Receives Association’s Jo Adcock Service Award

The Association’s Client Services Committee presented the 2014 Jo Adcock Service Award to Irene Reale....

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November 20, 2014

NH Association for the Blind Elects Board Officers for Fiscal Year 2015

At the recent annual meeting of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s Board of Directors the following individuals were elected to serve as officers for the 2015 Fiscal Year:...

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November 9, 2014

Association Partners with United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)

The Association is an official national partner for the USABA/Wellpoint Foundation National Fitness Challenge. The program will run through November 30, 2014....

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October 15, 2014

White Cane and Dog Guide Users Visit NH Statehouse

Several agencies of and for the blind were in attendance today at the NH Statehouse. Governor Maggie Hassan, in front of a crowd, read her proclamation declaring October 2014 White Cane and Dog Guide Users Awareness Month....

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October 1, 2014

Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $6,000 to the Association

The Lincoln Financial Foundation recently awarded $6,000 to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind for its vital peer support programs in Concord, Manchester and the Seacoast....

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July 11, 2014

Association Receives Generous Donation from 2020 Vision Quest

The team of 2020 Vision Quest recently visited the NH Association for the Blind bearing a check for $30,000. This donation is the result of a year’s worth of outreach and public education by Randy Pierce, Founder and President of 2020 Vision Quest. “It was a privilege to make my best efforts at supporting the organization which helped me take my first steps in the world of blindness; said Pierce....

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September 1, 2013

Stephanie Hurd has assumed the role as the Association’s Community Relations Coordinator

The primary purpose of the position will be to develop and strengthen relationships with local organizations/agencies in an effort to promote the education and awareness of vision loss and blindness. Stephanie will work with various departments within the Association to develop and implement approved marketing strategies for community events and presentations of program services in an effort to achieve the Association’s statewide referral goals....

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June 9, 2013

Association Receives Grant from the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation

The Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind....

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