Give the Gift of Sight
Oculoplastic surgeon Ron Pelton, MD, PhD, checks near vision on his patient, Ethan, after surgery to repair an orbital fracture from a baseball..
FOR MANY PEOPLE, sight is the sense they would most hate to lose. Our donors make it possible for the Academy to deliver high-quality ophthalmic education and services to improve quality of life and empower patients near and far. Consider making a gift today. The Foundation can help you meet your charitable-giving needs through your support of the Academy and its important mission.
OUTRIGHT CASH GIFT
A cash contribution is fully tax deductible as provided by law. You may make a gift by mailing a check to the Foundation or by visiting aao.org/foundation.
Making a pledge commitment allows you to pay your donation over a specified period of time.
Many employers will match or double their employees’ contributions. Contact your employer’s human resources department for information.
PLANNED GIVING SECURITIES
Making a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) allows you to take a charitable income tax deduction based on its full fair-market value and avoid the capital-gains tax that you would have paid if you had sold the securities directly.
“ With the aid of the Foundation, the Academy provides my practice with numerous programs and resources that help me stay abreast of stateof-the-art techniques and information that directly translate into better patient care. By supporting the Foundation, I support my patients and my practice.”
RON W. PELTON, MD, PHD
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.
Gifts of property provide a variety of donor benefits.
A gift of life insurance can provide a substantial tax deduction. You can either name the Foundation as the irrevocable beneficiary of an existing policy or purchase a new policy on behalf of the Foundation.
FINANCIAL AND/OR ESTATE PLANNING
After you have taken care of your family, consider supporting the Academy by making a bequest or other planned gift that best suits your objectives. Planned gifts ensure that your giving intentions will continue beyond your lifetime.
To learn more, visit aao.org/foundation or contact:
Tina McGovern, Executive Director at +1 415.561.8508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Lyckberg, Director of Development at +1 415.447.0361 or email@example.com
Karen Duke Development Manager at +1 415.447.0356 or firstname.lastname@example.org