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Kate Grathwol, Ph.D.

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Kate Grathwol, Ph.D.

President/CEO,
Vision Loss Resources

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Vision Loss Services, its partnering social enterprise Contract Production Services, and DeafBlind Services Minnesota LLC, I am steward of Minnesota’s leading provider of support, information, rehabilitation, and referral services for people living with vision loss or blindness. I share with my employees, clients, and business partners a commitment to grow our relationships in support of our mission which is to create a community of service, skills, and support for people with vision loss.

Vision Loss Resources’ breadth of services includes in-home assessments, life skills classes, support groups, and peer counseling. And our community center setting offers educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

For more than half a century, our for-profit business Contract Production Services has remained competitive in the packaging industry, maintaining profitability and growing continually.  Customers of Contract Production Services include 3M, Caribou Coffee, Thymes, Pinta Foamtech and many more. As a social enterprise, Contract Production Services reinvests 100% of its profits into Vision Loss Resources’ innovative strategies to address an increasingly important social need The social enterprise thread in the story of our now 100-year old nonprofit is a critical chapter in our larger story and our brand promise to help people with vision loss find their unique way to live a full and enriched life.

I am proud of the strong relationships we have developed with partnering organizations like Wilder Amherst, Catholic Charities, Presbyterian Homes and the United Way. Our team has worked diligently to foster further partnerships with State Services for the Blind, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

Contact Information

Kate Grathwol  | Vision Loss Resources | 612-871-2222  | LinkedIn