AEF Awarded Grant with Help from Optometrist

Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Left to right, Bill Sonneman, Alameda Education Foundation president; Vicki Sedlack, Alameda Education Foundation executive director; Dr. Daniel Chin, OD; and Vicky Schiffer, ABB Optical Group account manager celebrate the group’s recent donation to Alameda schools.

AEF Awarded Grant with Help from Optometrist

Thanks to a nomination from local optometrist Dr. Daniel Chin, the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will receive a $1,000 grant through ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products. 

AEF is the recipient of the company’s fifth annual donation through  the ABB Cares program, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding non-profit organizations throughout the country.

The ABB Cares grant will help fund AEF’s Adopt-a-Classroom Program,which provides teachers with $500 grants that they can use to support learning opportunities for their students.
“With my daughter as a student and my wife as a teacher in the city’s public schools, it seemed like a natural fit for me to get involved with AEF,” said Chin.

He serves on the organization’s board of directors. “I have seen firsthand the impact that this organization has on my family and others in the community.” 

Chin also said that with the help of this grant, AEF will be able to continue making a significant difference in the lives of so many.” An Alameda resident for over 25 years, Dr. Chin has been serving the community as an optometrist since 1995.

Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., ABB Optical Group has seven locations nationwide, including a 95,000-square-foot facility in  Harbor Bay Business Park. 

For more information about the ABB Cares program, visit