The Lions Eye Foundation of Southern California, Inc., was incorporated in
1963 in accordance with the laws of the State of California, and was granted and
maintains a tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) as amended.
The Officers and Board of Directors of LEFSC are comprised of volunteer
active general members from representative clubs in their communities, along
with members who are specialists in the areas of Medicine, Optometric, and Legal
In 1979 a subsidiary corporation, the Lions Eye Foundation Memorial Trust,
was created for the purpose of receiving and managing an ever-increasing amount
of funds from estates and other donations from the community at large and to
provide financial support and stability to LEFSC on a long-term basis, freeing
up LEFSC to concentrate on immediate needs and services to the community.