Lion Leonard Jarrett is recognized by Lions of West Virginia as founder of West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation. Lion Jarrett knew from personal experience, the financial expense of eye care and surgery. In 1984 the Foundation established The Leonard Jarrett Award. This award is the highest honor given by the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation. A donation of $1,000 to the Foundation by a Lions Club, Lioness Club, or an individual in the name of a Lion, Lioness, or worthy person that has serviced the sight and hearing needs of others is all that is required to bestow a Leonard Jarrett Award.
The Foundation has also established Progressive Leonard Jarrett Awards. These honor those individuals who have had donations of $1,000 increments above the initial $1,000 contribution to be recognized. All of the funds generated from this program are used for sight related purposes.