Visionworks, a national leading eye care provider, is based in downtown San Antonio and takes its location seriously. By committing time and resources to increase Civic Engagement in our community, this company doesn’t just worry about its customers’ vision—they care about our shared vision for San Antonio’s future.
Visionworks understands the value of an engaged, aware workforce and to that end strongly supports Leadership San Antonio (LSA). Some of Visionworks’ own leadership were members of LSA classes, which provides a forum for leaders across San Antonio to come together and discuss the issues, challenges, and problems facing our community—and then assume leadership roles to try to solve them. LSA helps participants become better leaders in their own careers while also fostering a commitment to community involvement.
In addition to encouraging employees to participate in programs like this, Visionworks also promotes service within the company. In 2016, Visionworks served SA2020 Partners Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, SAMMinistries, and San Antonio Food Bank. An impressive 75% of employees participated in the company’s volunteer program in 2016.
Visionworks’ annual giving program focuses on the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, which disperses funds to more than 60 partner agencies. Last year, Visionworks donated $600,000 through its giving program.
By supporting local nonprofits and encouraging associates to assume leadership roles in the community, Visionworks is truly committed to our shared vision of an engaged and collaborative community. When more of us work together to tackle local challenges, we know we’re more likely to reach all of our shared goals. We’re so glad to have a successful company like Visionworks helping to cultivate inspired and effective leaders in San Antonio.