Ways to Give
Give the Gift of Sight
For many people, sight is the sense they would most hate to lose. Our donors make it possible for the Academy to deliver best-in-class ophthalmic education and services to protect sight and empower lives. Eighty cents of every dollar are dedicated to Academy programs. Join us by making a gift today.
The Foundation can help you meet your charitable-giving needs through your support of the Academy and its important mission.
NAMED ENDOWMENT FUND
Leave a professional legacy or honor a beloved family member, colleague or special person in perpetuity by establishing a named endowment fund.
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.
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.
“We are most grateful to you, our esteemed donors, for your support of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation. Your generous backing has empowered the Academy’s education division to deliver sophisticated learning resources including the ONE Network, the EyeWiki, the AAO Ophthalmic Education app, and dedicated centers for glaucoma, pediatrics and laser surgery. Your generosity ensures that ophthalmologists worldwide will continue to provide better tomorrows for their patients and ultimately, society.”
DALE E. FAJARDO, EdD, MBA
VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
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 — YOUR LEGACY
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.
Consider supporting the Academy by making a bequest or other planned gift that best suits your philanthropic 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
- Claire Lewis, Development Manager, at +1 415.447.0356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Waldman, Executive Assistant, at +1 415.447.0386 or email@example.com