Executive Director Search


The Lighthouse of Broward is seeking candidates to apply for Executive Director.   The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, strategic and results-driven leader building on existing initiatives as well as developing new opportunities for sustainable growth consistent with our mission.   The Lighthouse is a Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity and GuideStar Gold organization.  Dr. Elly du Pré is retiring after 11 ½ years with the Lighthouse and a 45-year career in services to people who are blind or visually impaired.  The Lighthouse has a strong collaborative presence in local, State and national community health and social welfare services, a dynamic management team and professional staff, and a sound infrastructure of governance and accountability.  A minimum of five year’s successful experience in an administrative or supervisory position and a track record of effectively leading a nonprofit agency or for-profit business of similar size and complexity is required.  Some experience working within the blindness field and/or basic knowledge of Medicare and/or healthcare reimbursement rules is a plus.  An advanced degree in Management, Social Work, Healthcare, Education, or related helping profession is preferred.  See below for more information and to download the job description:  

Lighthouse of Broward Executive Director Job Description


Please send your cover letter and résumé directly to the search committee by November 15, 2016 at: 

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Press Release – For Immediate Release

A portrait photo of Dr. Elly du Pré

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- August 16, 2016 -- Lighthouse of Broward’s board of directors is announcing that Dr. Elly du Pré has decided to retire at the end of December, 2016. 

“Elly has been a very effective leader, creating a team of top professionals in the field of vision rehabilitation who provide creative, high quality programs to persons of all ages, birth to over 100 years old,” said Board President Daniel Trottman.  “During her eleven and a half year tenure, both existing and new programs received high commendations, culminating in 4 Star Charity Navigator rating, Gold Star GuideStar designation and full accreditation from National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services.”  The board will recognize Dr. du Pré’s service to the organization at the Lighthouse of Broward’s signature, by invitation only event, Dining in the Dark, this­­­­­ October.

The board is starting the arduous process of selecting the new executive director to continue the organization’s history of progress and responsiveness to the needs of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. 

“I am very proud, happy and grateful to have worked at the Lighthouse of Broward since June, 2005,” du Pré said.  The Lighthouse is a very special place and I am so glad to have been able to work with the board, staff, clients and countless other people in Broward County, the State and the nation because of my role here.”  


ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD-- Founded in 1973, Lighthouse of Broward County, the only agency in Broward County offering vision rehabilitation and training for individuals who are blind/visually impaired, has grown into a nationally accredited, full-service agency serving more than 2,400 blind/visually impaired babies, children, teens, working age adults and seniors annually.  Funding is provided in part by Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services and the State of Florida, and United Way of Broward County.  The remaining funding is through the generous support of private donors and foundations.

Vote November 4!


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FAQs about the Children's Services Council Reauthorization Vote



Mail-in ballots are being sent to Broward County homes during the first week of October, and early voting will begin on October 20th. During the entire month and through November 4th, Broward voters will decide whether the Children's Services Council of Broward County shall continue to serve as the major, dedicated funding source for local children and family services. The Children's Services Council of Broward County wants to ensure that voters are as informed as possible about the referendum item which will be on the second page of the November ballot (County Question 1). 

Many of you may have questions about the reauthorization process, so we've created an easy-to-read handout that we hope will help answer many of them HERE.

If you need any additional information or have any other questions during this most important time, please contact our offices at (954) 377-1000 or Sandra Bernard-Bastien, our Chief Communications Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for helping to inform the community about the work and impact of the Children's Services Council of Broward County.

Please take a minute to hear a few success stories from children and families who have benefited from CSC funding.


Thank you all for your unwavering support of the CSC.

Cindy Arenberg Seltzer
President & CEO
Children's Services Council of Broward County
Tel. 954-377-1000
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Adaptive Golf Demonstration

WellPoint Foundation/USABA National Fitness Challenge:

Adaptive Golf Demonstration and Lesson

Golf without Limits


Who: All Lighthouse of Broward Clients

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014               9:30 am-11:00 am

Where: Lighthouse of Broward (650 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale)

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Space Limited, RSVP to Olga Idrissi (954) 463-4217 ext. 128

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.


Service is provided by Playing Through Adaptive Golf Institute, Inc.

Whether you’ve played before and you’re looking to get back in the game, or you want to try golf for the first time, join us for inclusive adaptive golf lessons and learn how to build on your abilities and achieve your goals. Playing Through Adaptive Golf Institute provides training to all persons with disabilities, all ages & abilities. Come enjoy the outdoors, meet new people, and experience the benefits of adaptive golf as recreation, rehabilitation and therapy.


Lighthouse of Broward presents Adventures in Darkness Starring Tom Sullivan

Laurie Menekou
September 5, 2012

Lighthouse of Broward presents "Adventures in Darkness" starring Tom Sullivan at the Broward Center
Funds raised from Tom Sullivan’s performance of Adventures in Darkness, will help sustain the various services provided, at no cost, to the thousands of visually impaired clients served by the Lighthouse each year.

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Lighthouse Executive Director Assumes Two New Leadership Positions

Dr. Elly du Pré executive director of the Lighthouse of Broward, the county’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to comprehensive services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, was recently elected to two new leadership positions.

Read more: Lighthouse Executive Director Assumes Two New Leadership Positions

Lions Club Award

Dr. Elly du Pré, executive director of the Lighthouse of Broward, has been named an honoree for this year’s prestigious Dania Lions Club/Lions Clubs International Medal of Merit Awards. The Lions Clubs International award recognizes outstanding individuals who are assets to their professions and recognized leaders in South Florida.

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35th Anniversary Campaign Raises $100,000 for Lighthouse of Broward

More than 300 attended Sharing the Vision Breakfast

Read more: 35th Anniversary Campaign Raises $100,000 for Lighthouse of Broward

Lighthouse of Broward Appoints Three New Board Members

Gino Martone, senior vice president, BankAtlantic; Valerie Scott, assistant principal, Broward County Public Schools; and Zorica Visosevic, senior manager, Deliotte & Touche, LLP have joined the Lighthouse of Broward Board of Directors.

Read more: Lighthouse of Broward Appoints Three New Board Members

Stimulus Grant Helps Visually Impaired

Visiting a new church, mosque or temple can be intimidating for anyone, but for people who are blind and visually impaired such an experience is often especially daunting.

Read more: Stimulus Grant Helps Visually Impaired

Community Foundation Grant Provides Free Low Vision Exams for Children

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Forty Broward County children who are experiencing low vision symptoms will be able to receive free eye exams at the Lighthouse of Broward thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Broward. The $10,000 grant will cover special low vision evaluations for children ages infant to 12 years old as well as any special equipment required, such as glasses or magnifiers. 

Read more: Community Foundation Grant Provides Free Low Vision Exams for Children