Harper Eye Care is committed to being active and supportive in the Kernersville Community and the optometry industry. The Harpers believe that business has a responsibility to support the citizens that support their business. By “Keeping It Local,” Harper Eye Care donates a portion of all contact lens and eye glasses sales back into the Kernersville Community.
Many local agencies are supported through annual contributions and donations. One agency partnered closely with is the Kernersville Lions Club. Harper Eye Care donates on average 1 eye exam or pair of glasses each week for adults and youth in the community who otherwise would not be able to afford it. We also collect old eyeglasses to be donated back to the Lions Club.
Harper Eye Care also partners with Optometry Giving Sight. This organization helps outside of our community working to give back to people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired. Monies are donated quarterly for these efforts.
Outside of the office, both Dr. Harper and Overton volunteer with numerous local groups including the Kernersville Foundation, the Rotary Club of Kernersville, and First Christian Church to name a few. Dr. Harper also volunteers her professional services free of charge in the Winston Salem Community Clinic.
In 2015, the Harpers were recognized by the NC Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as Outstanding Emerging Philanthropists.
Amy and Overton Harper named 2015 Outstanding Emerging Philanthropists
Recognized by the Triad Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
Amy and Overton Harper were recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Emerging Philanthropists by the Triad Chapter of Fundraising Professionals. The award recipients were recognized during the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro. Amy and Overton are generous donors to Novant Health Foundation Kernersville Medical Center.
“I am thrilled that Amy and Overton Harper have been recognized as outstanding philanthropists in this community,” said Arnold King, major gift officer with Novant Health Foundation Kernersville Medical Center. “Amy and Overton are dedicated to our community and their donations have strongly impacted our foundation and the patients we serve.”
Amy Harper is a member of the board of directors for Novant Health Foundation Kernersville Medical Center. Overton is a past president of the Rotary Club of Kernersville. Amy and Overton are also members of the Founders Society at Kernersville Medical Center. Their business, Harper Eye Care, is a supporter of the American Heart Association and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The Novant Health Foundation Kernersville Medical Center provides medical care for those who cannot afford it, funds community programs to improve health care and supports continuing education for nurses and other care providers. For more information, visit NovantHealth.org/Foundation.
Local Groups Supported Include:
Kernersville Rotary Club
Kernersville Lions Club
Kernersville Chamber of Commerce
Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville
First Christian Church Ministries
Caleb’s Creek Elementary School
Korner’s Folly Foundation
East Forsyth High School
Glenn High School
Novant Health – Kernersville Medical Center Foundation
Kernersville Family YMCA
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