Wayne Gray, Vogue Founder, Honoured by Canadian Red Cross
Wayne Gray, Vogue Optical founder and philanthropic entrepreneur, will receive the 2016 Humanitarian Award for Prince Edward Island by the Canadian Red Cross in October in Charlottetown. Gray has made significant contributions to various causes including vision research, blindness and providing eyewear to the poor.
While Gray learned the optical trade in Ontario and Quebec, it was in PEI, that Gray’s Optical was renamed Vogue Optical and grew to more than 60 locations before the recent sale to NewLook Vision Group.
Among the many donations, was the establishment of the $250,000 Doreen Gray Endowment Fund in appreciation of the care his wife received before being claimed by cancer in 1999. In 2015, his Gray Family Foundation presented the hospital a second endowment of $1 million to buy equipment for its eye surgical suite.
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