• Donor Spotlights

  • David E. I. Pyott Establishes Glaucoma Education Center
    A $2 million gift will fund the groundbreaking Pyott Center on the ONE Network, transforming glaucoma education and peer-to-peer networking.

    Knights Templar Fund Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center

    This first-of-its-kind center on the ONE Network was made possible by a $1 million gift from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. The center will "make a difference and improve the outcomes in eye care for children worldwide," said KTEF President Duane L. Vaught.

    JensensDr. Allan D. and Claire S. Jensen Establish Redmond Center

    With a $500,000 donation to the Foundation, the Jensens have established the Michael R. Redmond, MD Professionalism and Ethics Education Center. The Redmond Center provides a global resource center for these key components of ophthalmic practice.

    MunnerlynsDr. Charles R. and Judith G. Munnerlyn Give $1 Million

    This generous gift has established a state-of-the-art center on the ONE Network to advance laser surgery education for ophthalmologists around the world.


    Why I Give

    “The Academy Foundation supports initiatives that help ophthalmologists to improve surgical outcomes and medical treatment of eye disease worldwide. I support the Foundation because it’s the right thing to do.”
    - Jane C. Edmond, MD, Houston, TX


    “The ONE Network provides a tremendous amount of authoritative, international ophthalmic expertise in one location. It’s a remarkable resource built from the contributions of our colleagues for the benefit all ophthalmologists. I’m proud to support it through the Academy Foundation."
    - Stephen D. McLeod, MD, San Francisco, Calif.

    "I am pleased to help support the wonderful educational opportunities the Academy offers to ophthalmologists. In particular, the ONE Network is a treasure chest of valuable and clinically relevant information. It is easily accessible, very well organized, and is major contributor to outstanding patient care."  
    - Roy D. Brod, MD, Lancaster, Penn.

    Linda Tsai"I give to the Foundation because I like supporting an organization that promotes worldwide programs in education, quality of care research and service. For example, the ONE Network is rapidly growing internationally. This incredible online library of ophthalmic knowledge provides vital education and helps improve patient care. I know I'm making a difference on a larger scale when I contribute to the FAAO and I'm proud to be a donor."
    - Linda M. Tsai, MD, St. Louis, Mo.

    Daniel Brocks"Whatever makes you passionate about ophthalmology – whether it's education, public service, ophthalmic history or helping colleagues in the developing world, the Academy has a program that needs your support." 
    - Daniel Brocks, MD, Fishkill, N.Y.

    Stanley Truhlsen"I have supported the Museum of Vision because of its many programs to preserve the history of ophthalmology and the Academy. The museum puts all these materials at your fingertips. It's a marvelous thing."
    - Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD, Omaha, Neb.

    E Ronald Salvitti"The Foundation has a focused sense of purpose and a commendable commitment to providing services worldwide. In particular, EyeCare America is very rewarding, and my patients are so grateful. I'm proud to support those who are caught, economically and medically, between a rock and a hard place. I'd like to see them taken care of, and I think we should go out of our way to help." 
    - E. Ronald Salvitti, MD, Washington, Pa.

    Andrew Westfall"I'm proud of the Academy's high standards and its resources, like the ONE Network, that promote those standards. These initiatives help all ophthalmologists in providing the best care for our patients. They would not exist without the Foundation's support. We must continue to ensure that ophthalmologists are well trained to provide the highest level of service possible to our communities."
    - Andrew Westfall, MD, Salem, Ore.

    Katherine Lee"The Academy has an important mission to educate ophthalmologists so that we can provide the highest quality care to our patients. The Academy has developed an incredible wealth of educational resources for professionals. I particularly enjoy the offerings of the ONE Network. Thanks to the Foundation's support of The Academy Education Fund, the Academy can provide these materials at no extra cost to its members." 
    - Katherine A. Lee, MD, PhD, Boise, ID

    Aaron Weingeist"I have supported the Academy Foundation for years, and I will continue to do so, because the Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that our patients have access to the best eye care anywhere in the world. The Foundation supports my education, and that of my patients. Maintenance of vision sustains a high quality of life, enables people to work and promotes independent living. What could be better?"
    - Aaron P. Weingeist, MD, Seattle, Wash.

    Shigemi Sugiki“Lifelong education is of utmost importance so we can provide the best and most current treatments. The Academy Foundation’s mission supports our education, and we should, in turn, support the Foundation.”
    - Shigemi Sugiki, MD, FACS, Honolulu, HI

    Claes Dohlman"The Foundation helps all ophthalmologists, whether they are just starting their careers or have been practicing for many years. The Academy does admirable work indeed, and we should continue to support it!"
    - Claes H. Dohlman, MD, PhD, Boston, Mass.


    David Soll"Philanthropic support of the Academy's Foundation is important for all members. All of us utilize the Academy's educational services, and we should be proud of the EyeCare America program, as well as the Museum of Vision, which helps preserve the history of ophthalmology. The Academy has also proved instrumental in international education and the dissemination of knowledge needed to treat and prevent blindness."
    - David B. Soll, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, Pa.


    Why do you support the Foundation? Share your story!
    Email us at faao@aao.org.