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Mona Zander, an active philanthropist in the Chicago and Monterey areas, has joined the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors.
Mona Zander is a native of Massachusetts with a BA degree from Stonehill College. She has held positions with AT&T, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, and Century 21. With her husband Ed Zander she co-chaired Glaucoma Research Foundation’s Annual Benefit in January 2008 and January 2009.
“Mona’s participation in the Glaucoma Research Foundation annual benefit has helped us to significantly increase attendance each year,” said Thomas M. Brunner, President and CEO of the Foundation. “Her enthusiastic participation as both a high profile member of our Benefit Host Committee and now as a member of the board will be a great asset to the organization.”
Ms. Zander’s community activities have included fundraising for the American Cancer Society, The Field Museum Women's Guild (Chicago), the MCA board (Chicago), Parkways of Chicago, the Monterey Museum of Art, and she is a sponsor of Youth Music Monterey. She was a Vice Chair of the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Discovery Ball, which raised more than $2 million for cancer research, education, and prevention. She and her husband Ed live in Carmel and Palm Desert, California.
Located in San Francisco, Glaucoma Research Foundation is the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education. In addition to funding innovative research like the Catalyst For a Cure research consortium and its Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research, GRF also is the go-to agency for education materials, including the definitive reference for newly diagnosed, Understanding and Living with Glaucoma.
Last reviewed on March 07, 2011