In Memory of Michael Pierce
October 24th will mark 6 months since the passing of Michael Pierce. Michael had been a beloved
member of the SWFCB for the past 6 years.
Michael worked tirelessly as an advocate for those with all kinds of disabilities. Michael being
totally blind himself faced many challenges.
He understood the importance of advocacy. He leaves behind a small family including his beloved
guide dog Addy. Yet, he leaves behind a large
community of those that loved him and relied on his advocacy every day. He was a teacher, a
mentor, and a friend. No one ever walked away from
a conversation with Mike without learning something, He was an avid music lover and a great
music historian. The Beatles were his favorite. He
is sorely missed and the world is a lesser place without him.
- Mary Pierce.
SWFCB serves citizens of Lee County who are blind or visually
through education, advocacy and mentoring.
SWFCB is a chapter of the Florida Council of
Blind and an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.
It’s not necessary to be
visually impaired to be a member!
To enhance the lives of blind and visually impaired residents of Lee County.
To educate about the challenges faced by and the capabilities of people with vision loss.
To equalize the opportunities of people with vision loss in education, employment, transportation
Come to one of our monthly meetings and check us out! To find out when and where, call
(239)314-8768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities designed to empower those who are blind and visually impaired to be
independent,active and productive members of society.
Opportunities for networking to develop strategies supporting the rights and needs of people
with vision loss.
Advocacy for changes enhancing the lives of people with vision loss through representation with
local,state and federal officials and organizations.
Funding for adaptive equipment and mentoring for students and workers with vision loss.
Social and educational opportunities.
Programming to inform and support parents and educators about the needs of children who are
blind or visually impaired.
Annual scholarship for a high school senior attending a higher learning institution.
The 3rd Saturday of every month 9:30 am to Noon
4701 Summerlin Rd. Ft Myers, 33919
Drop off is at the green awning near the cafeteria