Philadelphia, PA--- Mark Green was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley during its 58th Annual Meeting held on June 20, 2015 at the Loft at Landis Creek in Limerick, PA.
Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV) is a nonprofit organization, serving residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Each year in the United States over 40,000 individuals have their sight restored through corneal transplantation, and hundreds of thousands benefit from medical research and education made possible by donated eye tissue. LEBDV works 365 days a year to provide cornea recipients with the highest quality and safest corneal tissue available. Since 1957, the organization has helped facilitate over 38,000 surgeries.
Since joining the Board of Trustees in 2010, Mark has served as a member of various committees including Constitution/Bylaws, Annual Audit Review and Budget/Finance.
In 2013, Mark received the prestigious Exelon Energy for the Community Award. A grant of $5,000 was donated to LEBDV in honor of his service. PECO and its parent company Exelon have a strong tradition of community leadership in the Philadelphia region.
For Mark, no task is too large or small. “I found my passion in volunteering at a very young age. When I was seven, I started volunteering at the local fire company, where my sister served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary. It was something my family was part of. At 15, I became a volunteer firefighter and 35 years later remain active. At 16 years old, I was trained to be an EMT. Saving and bettering lives is very important to me, which is why serving as Chairman of LEBDV and the thought of giving an individual a second chance of sight is so rewarding,” Mark says.