News/Events

Monterey County GIVES! 2023 Campaign

Posted: Monday, October 2nd, 2023

On Thursday, November 9, the Monterey County GIVES! campaign officially begins, with The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County once again participating in this vital fundraising endeavor.  This campaign runs until December 31, 2023 and greatly benefits the Center.  Last year we raised $47,676.19.  With your help, we can continue our mission to […] Read more


Congressman Jimmy Panetta will Serve as Keynote Speaker – 2023 Fall Gala and Silent Auction – Seats Now Available

Posted: Monday, October 2nd, 2023

     Plans are underway for The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County’s Fall Gala and Silent Auction.  The event this year takes place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Monterey Marriott, Ferrantes Bay View Room.  Sponsor tables cost $3,000 and includes seating for ten guest at your private, preferred view table, name […] Read more


Blind and Visually Impaired Center Receives $142,644 Grant from Measure X

Posted: Monday, October 2nd, 2023

PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA (August 2023) The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc., (BVIC) located in Pacific Grove, California, has just received a 30-month grant totaling $142,644 from the Measure X Senior & Disabled Transportation Program. These funds will enable the BVIC to engage a certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist to instruct the […] Read more


Remembering Board Secretary Sonja Jackson

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2023

Sonja C. Jackson lived an active life in her beloved community of Pacific Grove.  She was born on September 20, 1947 in Malden, MA and passed away on January 1, 2023. In her early days on the Peninsula, Sonja worked for the Federal Civil Service. During the 1970’s, Sonja and her husband, “J”, purchased their […] Read more


2022 Fall Gala and Silent Auction – November 12, 2022

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2022

On Saturday, November 12, 2022, The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County will host our Fall Gala and Silent Auction at the Monterey Marriott, Ferrantes Bay View Room.  Individual seats cost $150 per person.  Sponsor tables cost $3,000 and includes seating for eight guest at your private, preferred view table, name recognition in […] Read more


Blind and Visually Impaired Center Receives Office Revision Grant from Manitou Fund and the McNeely Family

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2022

The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County would like thank Manitou Fund and The McNeely Family for their generosity in supporting our work.  Their ongoing contributions have allowed us to provide services to hundreds of residents of Monterey County and provide the essential education, skills training, and services to help these individuals lead […] Read more


Monterey County GIVES! – Be Sure to Donate

Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

On Thursday, November 10, the Monterey County GIVES! campaign officially begins, with The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County once again participating in this vital fundraising endeavor.  This campaign runs until December 31, 2022 and greatly benefits the Center.  Last year we raised $32,738.30.  With your help, we can continue our mission to […] Read more


Dr. Katie Wendt Returns to The Blind and Visually Impaired Center

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

We are pleased to annouce that Dr. Katie Wendt has returned to The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County with her regularly scheduled hours.  Dr. Wendt is excited to be back at the Center and will begin seeing clients in May 2021.  Dr. Wendt is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for low vision […] Read more


Blind and Visually Impaired Center Receives $2,500 District Rotary Grant

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

With the assistance from board member Dr. Celia Barberena, the Pacific Grove Rotary donated $2,500 to be used to procure new assistive technology and devices that allowed staff to showcase and provide new products to clients.  With the grant, The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County was able to purchase 144 assistive technology […] Read more