We thank all of our donors for supporting us in our mission to enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired.  We could not do this work without you!  In the words of Helen Keller Alone we can do so little; TOGETHER we can do so much.


The Vision Resource Center (“VRC”) provides opportunities and resources to improve the quality of life of adults and children who are blind or visually impaired (VI).  VRC has been consistently helping blind individuals in Cumberland County, North Carolina since 1936.


Fred Baker, Chair

Reshma Patel, Vice Chair

Jacqueline Smith, Secretary

Jesse Baker, Treasurer

Dr. Mark Kendrick

Steve Goodson

Shawnelle Jones

Rick Foster

Cara Spencer


Terri Thomas, Executive Director

James Johnson, Driver

Erica Gordon, Development Manager

Monica Turner, Program Manager



Ramon Yarborough

Suzanne Shankar

Carol Foster

Melvin Lindsay



Ann Montoya- Participant Relationship Volunteer

Patty Nusbaum- VRC Community Relations Volunteer


This list includes donors who supported the VRC mission between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.  We do our best to avoid errors, please contact Terri Thomas at vrcexdirector@gmail.com if there is an error in your listing. Thank you to all the donors who wish to remain Anonymous.

Individual Donors

Joann Adams

Kirk Adams

Carolyn Armstrong

Elaine Baille

Fred Baker

John & Irene Bantsolas

Ellenor Barker in Honor of Virginia and Ramon Yarborough

Doris Bluitt

Kwasi Boateng

Amy Cannon

Franklin Clark

Virginia & Tom Colantuono in Honor of Virginia & Ramon Yarborough

Debra Croegaert

Jeremiah Davis

Theodore Debose

Kevin Desmond

Mary Desmond

Pitt Dickey

Audrey Drake

Sonya Edmonds

Takia Evans

Rick & Carol Foster

Richard Fox

Lt. Col. (Ret) Robert Girouard

Steve Goodson

Lynne Grates

Levon Griffin

Molly Guy

Bert & Eileen Harris

Lisa Hailey

Lyrica Harris

Sam & Jessie Harris

Jeffrey & Margaret Hawting

April Hicks

Hazel Hinton

Mary Holmes

Mary Hughley-Wright

Martha Johnson

Kenneth & Willie Johnson

Linda & Dallen Jones

Elizabeth Keeney

A Elizabeth Keever

Jessica Kouba & Scott Kenzak

Heather Kubacki-Mason

William Lola Cavalier

Charles Luther

Shanon Madrid

Lynetta Martin

Miguel Mateo-Jorge

Sterling and Sarah McCormick

William and Joyce McLeod

Gerleen McMillian

Sarah Mendoza

Jo Ann Messer

Ann Montoya

Robert Naylor

Gerald Nickelberry

Patty Nusbaum

Henry & Diane Parfitt

Pravin Patel

Athanasia Patronis

Caren Payne

Tiffany Pennink

Wendell and Shirley Pipkins

John & Kay Poulos

Jimmy Ragland

Gabriel Rich

Alvin Ricks

Deborah Sanders

Vince & Donna Schimmoller

Chetan & Jacqueline Shankar

Richard Shereff

Kathleen Slendorn

Shelia Smith

Jerry Smith

R. Smith

Elisabeth Stuart

Angelito & Maria Sy

Terri’s 50th Gratitude Tour

Terri Thomas

Luther & Wiladean Thomas

Mary Thompson

Jim & Diane Thornton

Keith Tilghmann in Honor of Virginia & Ramon Yarborough

Lyndo Tippett

Shirley Townsend

Minnie Varnado

William Wesley

Owen & Billie Widman

Wayne Williams

Marzella & Harold Worley

Mary Wright

Dorothy Wright

Kathleen Yarborough

Virginia & Ramon Yarborough

Sherry Young

Faith Partners

Galatia Presbyterian Church

John Wesley United Methodist Church

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

Snyder memorial Baptist Church

United Methodist Women Campground

Westminster Presbyterian Church


Grants and Foundations

Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Cumberland County

Duke Energy

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

H.M. and Pearl Kyle Foundation

J.P Riddle Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Cape Fear

Knights for the Blind Foundation

LC Industries Foundation

N.C. Division of Services for the Blind

The Pay It Forward Endowment for Vision Impaired Youth

Order of AHEPA Fay Chapter 9

OUDA Temple 147

United Way of Cumberland County

Wells Fargo Foundation

Western Harnett Lions Club

Youth Growth Stock Trust


Business and Corporate Sponsors

Better Vision

Cape Fear Eye Associates

Cumberland County Citizens United

Darden, Miranda and Associates

First Bank

Food Lion Store 4106

Riverside Dental Arts

Service Source

Systel Business Solutions

Wade Hardin Plumbing Inc

Walmart Store 2929

Walmart Store 3595

Walmart Store 6040 Distribution Center

Weisman Mortuary

Windborne Ranch in Honor of Mose Harris V

How Can You Get Involved? 

Volunteer your time by lending a helping hand for our family members in any of our monthly activities or by sharing your talents and experience in presentations and seminars. 


We are fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and a dedicated board of directors. We welcome new volunteers who can help us from assistance with general Center activities, sharing their gifts and experience through special programs, presentations or grant writing.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer organization or to learn more about our programs and services please complete the email form below. 


We are grateful for our generous supporters. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so online or by mail.

Gifts can be mailed to:

Vision Resource Center
PO Box 87385
Fayetteville NC 28304


For questions, please call our Executive Director, Terri Thomas, at 910-483-2719

2736 Cedar Creek Road Fayetteville, NC  28312 | (910) 483-2719 | vrcexdirector@gmail.com

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