“Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind is evolving at a rapid rate, and the addition of David to the team will only strengthen our mission 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,” said Monteferrante. “David’s extensive background leading organizations through strategic expansion will be invaluable moving forward.”
Stupay has amassed a strong track record for growing and developing new revenue streams, increasing individual giving, launching new programs and improving quality in all aspects of operations. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Heartspring, a Wichita-based provider of services to children with special needs and their families. Earlier in his career, he was president and CEO of Opportunity Enterprises, a nonprofit organization in Valparaiso, Indiana, serving children and adults with disabilities, and was executive director of Esperanza Community Services in Chicago, an agency that also provided support to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
“I am honored and excited to be stepping into this role,” Stupay said. “By capitalizing on the initiatives that have already been set in motion and aligning our operation with the rest of the Envision family, we will continue to improve the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired.”
Envision, with locations in 11 states, announced the addition of Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind to its family in April 2018. The organization has since been taking steps to expand its impact beyond employment to include low vision rehabilitation programs and services to meet an increasing need among the 150,000 individuals with vision loss who live in the 11 North Texas counties it serves.
Most recently, Envision announced a collaboration to establish Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind as the new home of the American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss and Esther’s Place, a specially designed and fully equipped model apartment that helps individuals who are blind or low vision learn to live more independently. A grand opening is expected in spring 2020.
About Envision: Envision 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.