Leonard Heise Award

The Leonard Heise Award is presented to non-medical eye bankers in recognition of their outstanding devotion to the EBAA's development and for exemplifying the precepts of Leonard Heise, a major contributor to the fight against blindness and one of the EBAA's founders. This award is given at the Annual Meeting.

Brad and Previous Heise Awardees
2013 Heise Awardee Bradley Tennant with previous Heise Awardees. From left: Patricia Dahl, Florence Johnston, Ginger Miller, Dean Vavra, Gerald Cole, Barbara Crow, Monty Montoya, Jason Woody and Brenda Horn


Heise Awardees

  • 2013: Bradley Tennant
  • 2012: Jason Woody
  • 2011: Bruce Varnum
  • 2010: Dean Vavra
  • 2009: Monty Montoya
  • 2007: Brenda Horn
  • 2006: Linda Fraser
  • 2005: Barbara Crow
  • 2004: Florence Johnston
  • 2003: Gerald J. Cole
  • 2002: Mary Beth Danneffel-Mandelkorn
  • 2001: Ginger Miller
  • 2000: Patricia Dahl
  • 1999: Marilyn Lindenauer
  • 1998: John Requard, III
  • 1997: Mary Jane O'Neill
  • 1996: Frances Hughes
  • 1995: Ellen Heck
  • 1993: Fredrick Griffith
  • 1992: PID Gene Polgar
  • 1991: Donna Oiland
  • 1990: Margaret Kelm
  • 1989: C. W. Temples
  • 1988: Emile J. Farge, PhD
  • 1986: Jake Watson
  • 1985: Y. T. Abernathy
  • 1984: A. Howard Snyder
  • 1983: W. M. Goldfinch
  • 1982: Orville Gauthier
  • 1981: R. Kenneth Hudgins
  • 1980: Geraldine & Leroy Skouby