In response to many requests, the OWA is happy to announce the Individual Contributor program. This program provides the opportunity for ANY individual to support the OWA and its mission of enhancing and promoting the leadership role of women in the optical industry through networking, education, and peer support.
Your support will directly fund the new OWA Leadership Scholarship, an award granted to a board- nominated OWA member who has shown exemplary volunteer service in helping the OWA reach its goals. The recipient of this award will be granted an esteemed leadership experience (seminar, conference, workshop, etc.), including airfare, hotel, and registration.
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.
As an INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTOR you will receive these benefits:
Tiara Claxton — Southwest Regional Sales Manager, Thelios; President, OWA
James Shyer — Co-CEO, COO, Zyloware Eyewear
James McGrann — Chairman & CEO, Healthy Eyes Advantage
Artis Beatty — Chief Medical Officer, MyEyeDr.
Debra Bulken — Regional Sales Director, Luxottica
Maureen Cavanagh — Vice President, Essilor
Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD — Optometrist/President, The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc.
Daniel Rostenne — CEO, EyeCarePro
"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