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Envision Names Abel Frederic, J.D., Executive Director Of Development

September 15, 2020
Wichita, Kan. – Envision announced today that it has named Abel Frederic, J.D., executive director of development. He will report to Heather Hogan, Envision’s senior vice president of foundation and mission services. Based in the not-for-profit agency’s Wichita headquarters, Frederic will be responsible for developing and administering short- and long-range development plans to raise funds supporting Envision’s mission to inspire and improve the quality of life of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. He will work hand-in-hand with the vice president of development at Envision Dallas, the organization’s division serving 11 counties in North Texas.
 
A native Floridian, Frederic completed his undergraduate studies at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., where he earned a B.A. in political science. After returning to the East Coast to attend Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C., he again settled in Kansas to pursue a career in philanthropy and accepted a position with United Way of Greater Topeka as director of community impact. Later, he held roles as executive foundation director for St. Francis Health in Topeka, and most recently was senior director of development for the Kansas State University Foundation. For the past five years, he also has volunteered with Big Brothers in Schools, part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
 
“We are thrilled to have Abel join our development team and know his background will greatly benefit our efforts here in Wichita, Dallas and throughout our system,” said Hogan. “His experience attracting support for national and local organizations, particularly those helping people in need, will be a great resource as we continue seeking ways to sustain and grow our mission.”
 
About Envision: Envision (www.envisionus.com) promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. For more information, visit www.envisionus.com.
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