(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Mary Harris, the owner of a prominent business etiquette and protocol company, has been named to the Lighthouse of Broward Board of Directors, announced. Board Chairperson Carmen Miller. Harris has a 17-year career in marketing and corporate communications and served as manager of public relations for Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale prior to forming her own firm. Mary Harris, Inc. provides workshops and seminars to businesses on such topics as greetings and introductions, how to make an entrance and work a room, presentation and dining savvy, and understanding global business and social customs.

Read more: Lighthouse of Broward Appoints Mary Harris to Board

The Lighthouse of Broward Executive Director Dr. Elly du Pré announced the addition to her staff of two new veterans in the field of training for people who are blind or visual impairment.

Read more: Lighthouse of Broward Hires Two New Managers

The Josephine S. Leiser Foundation has agreed to match every dollar donated to the Lighthouse of Broward through October 2010, up to $35,000, to mark the agency’s 35th anniversary.

Read more: Leiser Foundation Awards Lighthouse of Broward Matching Grant to Celebrate 35th Anniversary

Volunteer Broward, an agency that connects volunteers with needy organizations, on April 7 matched several dozen UnitedHealthcare employees attending a South Florida convention with clients of the Lighthouse of Broward to create a better understanding of how people with visual impairment have rich, independent lives. With the support of more than 30 clients who have completed independent living training at the Lighthouse, the UnitedHealthcare employees were blindfolded and led to participate in three sensory activities:

Read more: UnitedHealthcare Employees Experience Life Without Sight

(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) -- Record cold temperatures couldn’t keep committed runners and dedicated volunteers from turning out to support the second annual Lighthouse of Broward Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk to benefit blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community.

Read more: Warm Hearts Braved the Cold to Support the Second Annual Lighthouse "Eye Opener" 5K Run/Walk

The Lighthouse of Broward, the only nonprofit agency in Broward County that teaches skills to blind and severely visually impaired babies, children, teens and adults so they can live more independent lives, was recently selected for a makeover of its lobby by DUO Magazine and the Room for Improvement segment that airs on 7 News.

Read more: DUO Magazine Brings Together WSVN's Room for Improvement, City Furniture, and Lowe's for Makeover...

Blind and visually impaired children, ages birth to 14 years old, enjoyed the holidays at the Lighthouse of Broward with parties highlighted by a visit from Santa bearing gifts for all.

Read more: Lighthouse of Broward brought Holiday Cheer to Blind and Visually Impaired Children

The Second Annual Lighthouse Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk will be held on January 10, 2010 at Markham Park, 16001 W State Road 84 in Sunrise. Registration begins at 6:15 a.m. with both the run and walk starting at 7:30 a.m.

Read more: Lighthouse of Broward Announces Dates for 2010 Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk

Blind and Visually Impaired Children Learn Tips to Identify Money and Use Banking Tools at Sunrise Store

Read more: BankAtlantic Offers Banking Lessons to Lighthouse of Broward Campers

Shane Saifman selected the Lighthouse of Broward for his Bar Mitzvah project and was able to raise $750 to support the organization.

Read more: A Mitzvah for the Lighthouse of Broward: 13 Year Old Raises $750