The History of VISTE
VISTE was founded in 1983 by a dozen or so volunteers who saw a need in our local community. VISTE’s original program – transportation – is still our largest, providing an average of 1,200+ door-to-door transportation trips every month. While most trips are medical in nature, rides are also provided to the grocery store, pharmacy, beauty salon, and other destinations.
VISTE kicked off its 40th Anniversary celebrations recently with a Board Reunion event! It was wonderful to see so many current and former Board members. VISTE is thriving, thanks in large part to the dedication of our Board members and key leadership – from the 14 volunteers who founded VISTE in 1983 (including Frank O’Reilly, still volunteering today), to Alice O’Reilly (VISTE president for 20 years), and ALL of VISTE’s Board and Advisory Board members over the years. A Board Reunion photo gallery is posted below.
Special thanks to the Reunion Event Committee, to all of our wonderful VISTE volunteers, and to our 40th Anniversary legacy sponsors: Publix Super Markets Charities, T. Mims Corp., GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, Citizens Bank & Trust, and Victory Church.