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The Lighthouse for the Blind’s Kirk Adams on Seattle Voices

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m., on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21, Seattle Voices‘ host Eric Liu welcomes Kirk Adams, the President of The Lighthouse for the Blind, a Seattle-based non-profit.  The Lighthouse’s mission is to create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency of people who are blind. The Lighthouse currently employs over 350 individuals, 220 of whom have a visual disability. Adams, the Lighthouse’s first blind president, lost his vision at age five due to bilateral retinal detachment.  As a young man, Kirk excelled in both academics and athletics. In 1980, he climbed Mt. Rainier with famed climber Jim Whittaker. A Phi Betta Kappa Whitman College graduate in Economics, Kirk worked as a securities broker prior to entering the not-for-profit sector. Before to joining the Lighthouse in 2000, Adams spent fifteen years in the non-profit sector holding a variety of management positions. Tune in Tuesday night, 7:00 pm, SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21 or right here on To watch past shows, go to: