• Give the Gift of Sight

    Dr, Pelton
    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.

    PLEDGES

    Making a pledge commitment allows you to pay your donation over a specified period of time.

    MATCHING GIFTS

    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.

    REAL ESTATE

    Gifts of property provide a variety of donor benefits.

    LIFE INSURANCE

    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 tmcgovern@aao.org 
    Todd Lyckberg, Director of Development at +1 415.447.0361 or tlyckberg@aao.org
    Karen Duke Development Manager at +1 415.447.0356 or kduke@aao.org