Become a Supporter

Corporate and Foundation Partners

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Ophthalmology Foundation relies on the generosity and partnership of corporations, foundations, and individuals. Corporate support through sponsorship and philanthropic donations is vital to achieving our mission.

Ophthalmology Foundation corporate and foundation partners share our commitment to improving ophthalmic education across the globe. 

As a corporate or foundation supporter, you can choose an Ophthalmology Foundation program that resonates with you, for example:

  • Sponsoring a fellowship enables young ophthalmologists from underserved regions to participate in international fellowships, where they gain broader experience and bring new knowledge and skills back to their country. 
  • Leaders in Education programs bring the latest in adult education techniques to ophthalmic educators around the world. In person workshops allow for practical application and practice of course concepts.
  • The Ophthalmic Education Consortium online courses provide a thorough and in-depth continuing education opportunity for ophthalmic educators worldwide, with certificates provided at the completion of each course. 
  • Our monthly educators newsletter provides free resources from around the world that have been reviewed and approved by our Ophthalmic Education Editorial Board, and notifies subscribers of upcoming opportunities for fellowships, workshops, and other events relevant to ophthalmic educators.
  • Our 1:1 Mentorship program provides opportunities for expert mentors and young ophthalmologists to connect on a global scale. 
  • Our 1:Many program provides opportunities for experts in continuing education to mentor an ophthalmology society or program in a low-income nation through the process of setting up a Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development program for ophthalmic faculty and staff. 
  • Supporting Ophthalmology Foundation Educator Sessions at supranational congresses allows us to offer honorarium to speakers in order to cover their time for preparation and their travel to and from congresses.

Unrestricted donations for general funding are always welcome, and can allow us to use your donation in the area where it is most needed.

For more information on becoming a corporate or foundation supporter of the Ophthalmology Foundation, please contact us to discuss your options.

Make a Monthly Donation

A monthly giving commitment helps us in our mission to provide high quality education programs to ophthalmologists around the world. Your generous monthly support allows us to expand our current programs, plan new programs, and supports education services for more ophthalmologists, especially those in low income regions where resources are limited.

Plan Your Legacy

There are many ways to leave a legacy, and for those who would like their long-term impact to include a gift to Ophthalmology Foundation, there are many options to consider. Frequently used options include: cash gifts, appreciated securities, gifts from retirement plans, gifts of life insurance, closely-held business stock, or a bequest in your will or revocable trust. Many of these options may offer additional tax savings and provide you with charitable deductions. We encourage potential legacy givers to speak with a financial advisor and an Ophthalmology Foundation representative while planning your estate to determine which legacy giving options can most effectively meet your goals and the Ophthalmology Foundation’s needs.