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Samuel B Johnson
Legacy Fellowship Award
Dr. Samuel B. Johnson was the Medical Director of the Mississippi Lions Eye bank for over 29 years. “Dr. Sam,” as he was known to the staff of MLEB was truly a visionary and was largely responsible for the success of the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank. Dr. Sam made sure that MLEB remained current with all technological advances necessary to operate one of the nation’s premier eye banks. Whether through the purchase of state of the art equipment or the incorporation of new science into eye bank procedure, Dr Sam remained steadfast in our fight against corneal blindness. The one thing, however that made Dr. Sam the most proud of his role as Medical Director for the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank was the unconditional support received from the Lions of the state of Mississippi. Providing corneal tissue for sight saving transplants regardless of socioeconomic background was only made possible through the Lions and their “We Serve “ attitude. No stranger to that belief, Dr. Sam was a member of the Jackson Central Lions Club for 47 years.
Therefore it is with great pride that we establish the Samuel B. Johnson Legacy Award. Monies raised will be used to continue Dr. Sam’s Legacy by providing funding for the purchase of equipment necessary to operate one of the premier eye banks in the country, as well as, provide sight saving tissue to individuals regardless of their socioeconomic background.
Legacy Fellowship Levels of Giving:
   Patron… $10 per month…patron members will receive periodic informational updates and a     
                    Fellowship Pin
   Sight Saver…$25 per month…SightSavers will receive periodic updates, a Fellowship pin and a car decal
   Transplant Team Member… $50 per month Transplant Team Members will receive periodic 
                                                        informational updates, a Fellowship pin, a car decal and a embroidered   
                                                        knit golf shirt
   Legacy Fellowship Award…$100 per month…Johnson Fellows will receive periodic informational      
                                                       updates, a Fellowship Pin, a car decal, embroidered knit golf shirt and a 
                                                       Samuel B. Johnson Legacy Fellowship Award Plaque
·         One time contributions equal or greater to the amount of award level chosen will qualify for all benefits befitting that level of participation.
·         Monthly contributions may be placed on bank draft for your convenience. Minimum duration to qualify for awards is twelve months.
·         For more information regarding the tax benefits of including the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank in your future estate planning conversations, please contact the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank and ask to speak to someone about estate planning so that your inquiry may be referred to the proper authority and that your request may receive the attention it deserves.
For enrollment forms please contact: 
                                                                                       Johnson Legacy Fellow                                                                            
                                                                                       c/o Mississippi Lions Eye Bank
                                                                                       431 Katherine Dr.
                                                                                       Flowood, MS    39232
                                                                                       Ph. #...601-420-5739   
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