Academy Foundation Recognition
Since 1980, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology has been a partner of the Academy in service to its members. With the help of educational grants from the Foundation, the Academy has be able to develop high-quality and clinically relevant educational materials for use by its members.
The Foundation also extends the Academy's reach by providing members with opportunities to serve their local communities through EyeCare America, to access historical information about ophthalmology and the Academy through the Museum of Vision, and to participate internationally through its support of the Academy's international outreach programs.
The Academy and Academy Foundation greatly appreciate the many donors whose gifts have helped support lifelong ophthalmic education and the development of the ONE Network. We are also grateful to the following Foundation endowed funds for their enduring support.
Bruce E. Spivey, MD Educational Trust Fund
The Bruce E. Spivey, MD, Educational Trust Fund was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Spivey and his many contributions to ophthalmology and the Academy.
The purpose of the Spivey Educational Trust Fund is to provide research and development funding for improving advanced multimedia clinical education products used by residents and practicing ophthalmologists.
Charles D. Kelman, MD Cataract Education Fund
The Charles D. Kelman, MD, Cataract Education Fund was established in 2005 in honor of Dr. Kelman and his many contributions to cataract surgery.
The purpose of the Kelman Fund is to support the many Academy activities that advance lifelong ophthalmic education in cataract surgery.
Retina Research Foundation
The Retina Research Foundation fund was established in 1992 in recognition of the generous $1,000,000 gift made by the Retina Research Foundation to the Bruce E. Spivey, MD, Educational Trust Fund (see above). This gift was made in memory of Laura I. Cannon, Burt L. Risly and Fred L. and Edna H. Schlichting.
The purpose of the fund is to support Academy educational programs that address diseases of ophthalmology, including retina-related education.