Meet Al Jameson

Al JamesonBoard member gives back

For Al Jameson, making the decision to leave a gift in his will for CNIB was easy. After spending years generously volunteering his time and talents as a CNIB board member, he understood the needs of the organization almost better than anyone. And he also understood the profound impact a legacy gift would have in the lives of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

“I view CNIB as a place that helps people. I know it will be money put to good use,” says Al, a former corporate executive. “I hope to inspire others to do the same.”

Researchers estimate that more than one million Canadians are blind or partially sighted today, and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years as our population ages. As the former CFO of IBM, Al understands that these numbers tell many stories.

“When I began my involvement with CNIB, what I saw was an organization that was really trying to do something for people who could benefit,” he says. “CNIB does so many important things to help those they serve, from services to people who are blind or partially sighted to advocating for vision health. That’s why I think CNIB deserves support, because they’re doing all these great things.”

Hopefully Al knows he’s doing great things too. From creating a bright future for kids with one-on-one children’s services, to funding research for a better tomorrow, his legacy gift to CNIB will one day help people with vision loss lead more active, fulfilling lives.