Smart Living Awards Flashback 2006: Frann Zverina

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It may seem unlikely, but Frann Zverina is very adept at wielding a chainsaw. As the chief cheerleader for the Cleveland Sight Center’s Highbrook Lodge, she’s been known to jump into any activity, whether it’s chopping wood or raising money or recruiting counselors.

“It’s a family tradition,” she says of her interest in volunteering at the Cleveland Sight Center. Her aunt and uncle (Anton and Rose Zverina) established a foundation for philanthropic giving and had already been involved with the Cleveland Sight Center when they eventually developed sight impairments of their own.

“You can never take your sight for granted,” says Ms. Zverina. “There is no cure for things like macular degeneration. But people who lose their sight are really courageous in how they lead their lives,” she says.

Every service available at the Sight Center also is available at Highbrook. And Ms. Zverina has been instrumental is raising money for scholarships so that ability to pay is never a deterrent to attending camp.

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