Upfront

Apr
2009

Diamond Jubilee

ClearVision, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, recently honored founders Fred and Mimi Friedfeld at its national sales meeting in Naples, Fla. The couple was presented with a special anniversary photo signed by everyone in attendance.

At the meeting, ClearVision also launched its year-long campaign, “Making a Difference for 60 Years.” Advocating positive change in the community has always been at the core of the company’s mission. Building upon the foundation Fred and Mimi created, David and Peter Friedfeld, the current generation of Friedfeld ownership, have raised the bar on making giving back a priority. Through collaborative projects with licensors, customers, colleagues and employees, the company has raised money for breast cancer organizations, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Carol M. Baldwin Research Fund, Inc., plus the New York Children’s Vision Coalition. The

company also contributed to The Save the Children Foundation through the optical industry’s first cause-specific licensed eyewear program. “We are grateful to our customers who have given us the opportunities to give back to the community. A community that has been so good to us and has enabled us to be in the position we are in today,” says Mimi Friedfeld. “We really appreciate our family, our customers, our friends in the industry, as well as all the ClearVision employees who support us in our philanthropic endeavors.”

—Jackie Micucci

 

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