How to Contribute

Funds Deserving of Your Support

The long-term health of the American Optometric Foundation is dependent on a healthy portfolio of endowments. You can help the Foundation by making a gift or pledge to any one of the following funds.

To learn more about each program click on the fund name for a description of the fund, its target and its current status.

To make an online donation, just click on the  button next to the fund of your choice. You will be taken to the secure donation site. 

Featured Funds

   Henry B. Peters Lecture Fund
  Alfred A. Rosenbloom Fund 
   Borish Ezell Fellowship Fund
   Dry Eye Fellowship Fund

Other Funds 

  Joseph T. Barr Fund
  Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship Fund
  Section on Cornea and Contact Lenses Ezell Fellowship Fund 
  Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Fund
  Elmer Eger Memorial Fund
  N. Rex Ghormley Fund
  Ezell Fellowship Fund
  Merton Flom Leadership Ezell Fund
  Glenn A. Fry Endowment Fund
  Michael G. Harris Ezell Fund
  Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Fellowship Fund
  George and Jill Mertz Scholarship Fund
  Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fund
  Unrestricted General Fund 

To learn more about the various ways in which you can support the Foundation, please select from the following:

Other ways you can help:

  1. Become a donor! If you already support AOF, please consider increasing your gift to the next donor level. Your generosity will be recognized on our website and in our Annual Report. You can download the contribution form or contact the AOF office for more information. Please see our current list of contributors in our most recent Annual Report.

    AOF Pledge Form (in PDF format)
    AOF General Contribution Form(in PDF format)
  2. Give a memorial donation or celebrate an occasion through a gift to support the future of optometry. We will send an acknowledgement of your generosity to the appropriate individuals. Please download the book of honor form or contact the AOF office for more information.
  3. Join our Legacy Society. If you include AOF in your will or donate a gift other than cash, you will be recognized as a lifelong member of our Legacy Society. Please contact the AOF office for more information.
  4. Join the Ezell Club. This donor group is for Ezell Fellow alumni only. Ezell Club funds directly support the Ezell Fellowship program. If you are a former Ezell Fellow and would like to join, please contact the AOF office for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator
American Optometric Foundation
2909 Fairgreen Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 321-710-3959