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  • Lifetime Giving

    “The Academy provides the education and professional support necessary to achieve the highest quality of patient care nationally and globally. Working with professional colleagues in support of the Academy’s mission continues to be a highlight of my professional career. My wife and I are pleased to be able to make a planned gift to help secure the future of our profession.”

    The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals for their lifetime commitment of $10,000 or more toward the Academy’s mission and priority programs in education, quality of care and service.

    Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Truhlsen

    David E. I. Pyott, CBE, MD(Hon)

    Alice R. McPherson, MD
    Dr. Charles R. and Judith G. Munnerlyn

    $500,000 – $999,999
    Ursula and Hans R. Grieshaber
    Dr. and Mrs. Allan D. Jensen

    $250,000 – $499,999
    C. Stephen Foster, MD, and Frances Foster
    Michael F. Marmor, MD
    Norman B. Medow, MD
    Marshall M. Parks, MD*
    Edgar H. Schollmaier
    Richard C. Troutman, MD, DSC(Hon), FACS, FRC Ophth*

    $100,000 – $249,999
    Mr. and Mrs. Gavin S. Herbert
    Ernest G. Herman*
    Ann and Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, FACS
    B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD* and June Hutchinson
    Drs. Julie and David Parke II
    Henry G. Ring, MD*
    Tim and Judith Sear
    Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Tuck

    $50,000 – $99,999
    Thomas W. Burns
    Dr. and Mrs. John Flaxel
    Jay M. Galst, MD
    Carolyn F. Grissom*
    Richard H. Lee, MD
    Jim Mazzo
    Tony McClellan
    Lynn and David Noonan
    John R. Paddock, PhD
    Charles and Therese Peter
    Vadrevu K. Raju, MD, FRCS, FACS
    James G. Ravin, MD
    Cary and Janet Rayment
    E. Ronald Salvitti, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Spivey
    Shigemi Sugiki, MD, FACS
    Dr. William Tasman* and Mrs. Alice Lea Tasman
    Floyd L. Wergeland Jr., MD*
    George and Kimberly Williams

    $25,000 – $49,999
    Robert O. Baratta, MD
    George and Lynn Bartley
    Christopher and Patricia Blodi
    J. Burns Creighton Jr., MD, and Cathy Creighton
    John E. Downing, MD, FACS
    Mohamad Akef El Maghraby, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Falls
    Charles D. Fritch, MD
    Luther L. Fry, MD, FACS
    James P. Gills, MD
    Kanwal K. Gupta, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Edward K. Isbey Jr.
    Robert and Janet Kalina
    Eugene and Diane Katz
    H. Michael Lambert, MD, FACS
    Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Alan Morse
    Christie L. Morse, MD
    James A. Murphy, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Obstbaum
    David W. Parke, MD
    David Paton, MD
    Sushil K. Premchand
    George B. Primbs, MD, FACS
    William L. Rich III, MD, and
    Janet S. Wright, MD
    Richard S. Ruiz, MD
    Michael J. Schermer, MD
    Dr. Gregory L. and Anne M. Skuta
    Ronald E. Smith, MD*
    Thomas R. Stevens, MD
    Suzanne Véronneau-
    Troutman, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
    Peter J. Whitted, MD, JD
    Ruth D. Williams, MD, and Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH

    $10,000 – $24,999
    Richard L. Abbott, MD, and Cecilia B. Abbott
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Abramson
    Joe F. Arterberry, MD
    William L. Becker, MD
    Sanders M. Benkwith, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. John F. Bigger
    Mark and Recia Blumenkranz
    Dr. and Mrs. Michael W. Brennan
    Daniel C. Brocks, MD
    Jill M. Brody, MD
    Kevin J. Buehler
    John D. Bullock, MD, MPH, MSc
    Dr. and Mrs. Louis B. Cantor
    J. Ricardo Castañon-Moreno, MD
    Dr. David and Victoria Chang
    S. William Clark III, MD
    Gilbert W. Cleasby, MD*
    Anne Louise Coleman, MD, PhD
    Joseph M. Coney, MD
    Robin Cook, MD
    John A. Costin, MD
    Michael H. Cunningham, MD
    James A. Davison, MD
    William E. Deutsch, MD
    Carin and Claes Dohlman
    David A. Durfee, MD
    David Keith Emmel, MD
    Natalka Fedoriw, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Felt
    Frank J. Fischer, MD
    Betty J. Foster*
    George E. Garcia, MD
    Richard W. Greene, MD*
    Froncie and Bonnie Gutman
    Drs. David and Patricia Harris
    Dr. Michael J. and Susan K. Hawes
    Ronald Glenn Herrington, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Higgins
    John D. Hunkeler, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Edward K. Isbey III
    Jaime Jimenez-Agosto, MD
    Jeff Johnson, MD
    Randy and Patty Johnston
    Ruth and Peter R. Laibson
    Linda M. Lawrence, MD
    Mary Gilbert Lawrence, MD, MPH
    Paul and Jennifer Lee
    Paul R. Lichter, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm L. Mazow
    William F. Mieler, MD, and
    Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler
    Dr. Carl and Elizabeth Migliazzo
    Marilyn T. Miller, MD
    Richard Mills and Karen Covington
    Ramana S. Moorthy, MD, and Shailaja Valluri, MD

    William F. Mieler, MD & Jennifer Kang-Mieler, PhD

    Jennifer and I have different training backgrounds. I am involved in clinical patient care and research, while Jennifer is focused on visual science and engineering research. We both overlap in our interest in translational ocular research. Most importantly, we appreciate that ophthalmology and the visual sciences are wonderful professions. We’ve both been fortunate to have had excellent training, and we love the profession. On that basis, we are incredibly happy to help support the Academy’s Foundation, which in turn supports programs that uphold high standards for patient care and research for future endeavors. It is the combination of all these influences that motivates us to give back.

    We know that it can be challenging to support everything that you’d like to. That said, the more a person is involved in the Academy, the more you realize what goes on behind the scenes. From education to addressing the political and regulatory issues that impact ophthalmology, these programs need financial support along with individuals who are willing to donate their time as well.

    So, when it comes to giving, the decision really comes down to supporting an organization that is most prominent in what we do on a day-to-day basis — and that’s the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

    “It’s investing in the future of ophthalmology,” Jennifer says. “This is the way we can pay it forward.” Drs. Mieler and Kang-Mieler give regularly at the Leadership Council level. They have made the Foundation a priority in their philanthropic giving and encourage you to do so as well.

    $10,000 – $24,999 (cont.)
    Dr. and Mrs. Louis “Skip” Nichamin
    Mildred M. G. Olivier, MD
    Robert H. Osher, MD
    Robert D. Reinecke, MD*, and Mary J. Reinecke*
    William M. Rowlett, MD
    Stephen J. Ryan, MD*
    Brent L. Saunders
    Bradford J. Shingleton, MD
    Murthy V. Simhambhatla, PhD
    Lawrence J. Singerman, MD
    Robert M. Sinskey, MD*
    David R. Stager Sr., MD
    Paul Sternberg Jr., MD
    Ruth* and Brad Straatsma
    Thomas J. Tredici, MD
    Martin Wand, MD
    Thomas A. Weingeist, MD, PhD
    Julia Whiteside, MD, MPH
    Robert E. Wiggins, MD, MHA
    Shelby R. Wilkes, MD, MBA
    Harry and Kathy Zink

    * Deceased

    “The Academy has been instrumental to my career as an oculoplastic surgeon, and I owe it a great deal. To give back, my wife and I have included the Academy Foundation in our estate plan, along with other charities that are important to us. It
    was easy to do and is a nice way to show my appreciation for an organization that
    supported me for so many years.”


    Legacy Society

    The 1896 Legacy Society is named in honor of the year the Academy was founded, celebrating its history as a leader and innovator in education. Members of this prestigious group have included the Academy in their estate plans through cash gifts, bequests or other planned gifts.

    A. Jan Berlin, MD, FACS
    John F. Bigger Jr., MD
    Louis B. Cantor, MD
    Richard P. Carroll, MD
    George A. Clark, MD
    Arthur M. Clements, MD
    David N. Cohen, MD
    Timothy B. Crane, MD
    H. MacKenzie Freeman, MD*
    George E. Garcia, MD†
    Richard W. Greene, MD*
    Betty A. Hagaman, MD
    Michael J. Hawes, MD, FACS
    Marnix E. Heersink, MD
    B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD*†
    and June Hutchinson
    Dr. and Mrs. Allan D. Jensen†
    Juan A. Jurado, MD
    Jonathan M. Kagan, MD
    Joseph Kurstin, MD
    Maurice H. Luntz, MD, FACS
    Ricardo J. Nieves, MD
    David W. Parke II, MD†
    Charles A. Peter, MD
    John G. Rezapour, MD
    William L. Rich III, MD†
    F. Tempel Riekhof, MD
    Henry G. Ring, MD, FACS*
    William M. Rowlett, MD
    Samuel Scime, MD
    Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Spivey
    Gary B. Stanford, MD
    Marion Joseph Stoj, MD
    Daniel M. Taylor, MD
    Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD†
    Wilford Van Buskirk*
    Bruce Wasserman, MD
    Floyd L. Wergeland Jr., MD*
    Donald N. Zehl, MD
    Lorenz E. Zimmerman, MD*
    Jose L. Zubero, MD

    This list acknowledges bequest expectancies and other planned charitable gifts that we have been notified of through March 31, 2018. If you have named the Foundation as a beneficiary in a bequest or other planned gift and your name does not appear on this list, contact Todd Lyckberg at +1 415.447.0361 or