The prestigious Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award celebrates a visionary leader, doing extraordinary work to strengthen the community, and who is an outstanding community volunteer that has demonstrated a lifetime of leadership.
Operation Sight is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the vision and improving the lives of uninsured South Carolina residents suffering from cataracts or urgent, sight threatening retinal disorders by providing free surgical care.
2017 Winner: Dr. Sean Zyblewski
2018 Winner: Dr. Anna Tsalapatas
2019 Winner: Dr. Peter Knowlton
2020 Winner: Megan Blanton
2021 Winner: Kim Camus
Past deserving recipients of this award are Peter Wertimer, Chris Staubes and Kathleen Love