In response to many requests, the OWA is happy to announce that Individual Contributors can now support the Optical Women's Association!
An Individual can now show their support of the OWA's mission of enhancing and promoting the leadership role of women in the optical industry. We welcome everyone who would like to join in and engage in more active participation in the OWA to show your support as an Individual Contributor.
As an INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR you will receive these benefits:
Allesandro Baronti — President, De Rigo Rem
Tiara Claxton — Southwest Regional Sales Manager, Thelios; President, OWA
Sue Downes — CEO, MyEyeDr.
James Shyer — Co-CEO, COO, Zyloware Eyewear
Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD — Optometrist/President, The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc.
Patrick Marsalek — Director of Sales, Eastern United States, BAUSCH + LOMB
Bart Welch — Director Key Accounts US/Caribbe, Luxottica, Director Key Accounts US/Caribbean
Steve Baker — President, Eyefinity
Contributions are made for one year. OWA is a 501(c)(6) membership organization. Contributions in this category are not tax deductible as a donation but may be considered a business expense. Consult your accountant.
Just ask Ed Buffington why he supports the OWA. Ed has shown longtime support of the OWA through many fund and friend-raising events through the years. Ed is the inaugural Individual Contributor. Thank you Ed for your longstanding support and participation in the OWA. Your loyalty and enthusiasm have not gone unnoticed! Follow Ed's lead and fill out the form on the reverse side to become an Individual Contributor.
"I have been a big advocate for the OWA for many, many years! I have the utmost respect for the OWA leadership, their mission and the results they continually produce. Having attended many luncheons, meetings and other OWA events, the OWA empowers not only the active women members but all individuals associated with the OWA. I highly encourage everyone in the optical industry to attend, engage and join the OWA, it's worth your time and money!"— Ed Buffington