President's Circle

President's Circle exceeds 150 supporters of the American Optometric Foundation!

We are grateful to the individuals and corporations whose support sustains the mission of the foundation. Contributions can be in the form of a one-time gift , planned gift, or long-term pledge. If you are interested in becoming a member of the prestigious President's Circle, please contact Maureen Dimont, Director, Development at

*denotes new member to the giving level/ (d) denotes member is deceased

Visionary Circle
(gift or pledge of $1,000,000 and up) 
Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc.

Pioneer Circle
(gift or pledge of $500,000 - $999,999)
Carl Ziess Vision
Essilor America
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Founder's Circle
(gift or pledge of $100,000 - $499,999) 

Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO)
The Alcon Foundation
The Allergan Foundation
Bausch & Lomb
Irvin M. (d) and Beatrice Borish (d)

Michael G. Harris
William R. Jackson, Jr. Estate
George (d) and Jill (d) Mertz

Joseph and Linda Molinari
Fredric M. (d) and Marion Rosemore
John Schoen Estate



President's Circle Diamond
(gift or pledge of $75,000 - $99,000)

Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK)
Joan Exford and Don Korb
Karla and Kurt Zadnik*

President's Circle Platinum
(gift or pledge of $50,000 and $74,999)

Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin
David and Alyse Kirschen*
Jeffrey J. Walline*

President's Circle Gold
(gift or pledge of $20,000 and $49,999)

Tony and Elna Adams
Ian and Valerie Bailey
Melissa Bailey
Baycross Christian Family Foundation
Brett and Robin Bence
Peter Bergenske and Cheryl Bruce
Mark A. Bullimore
Barbara Caffery
Rachel Anastasia "Stacey" Coulter
Sally Dillehay
Mark and Susan Eger
John G. Flanagan and 
Kathy Dumbleton

Sandy Ghormley
Sidney Greenberg
Gunilla Haegerstrom-Portnoy and
Robert Portnoy
Brien Holden (d)
Roberta Hopkins
Joshua Josephson
Pete and Elli Kollbaum
Jerome A. Legerton*
Gerald and Andrya Lowther
Ruth E. Manny
Timothy and Kay McMahon
Martha Rosemore Morrow 
Donald Mutti

Optometric Glaucoma Society
Howard Purcell
Eric Ritchey and Moriah Chandler*
Lois Schoenbrun
Jim Sheedy
Earl L. Smith III and Janice Wensveen
Sarita and Ashok Soni
Vision Impact Institute*
Richard Weisbarth
Joe and Cheryl Yager 


President's Circle 
(gift or pledge of $10,000 - $19,999)

Cathie and John Amos
Heather and Gary Anderson*
Juan Carlos Aragon
Neal Bailey
Joseph and Janet Barr
Sherry J. Bass
Douglas P. & Kimberly Benoit
David and Monique Berntsen
Marc Bloomenstein
Joseph Bonanno
Karen Brandreth
Col. Walter Brent (d) and Nancy Carr Brent
Wolfgang Cagnolati
Dori Carlson and Mark Helgeson
Janet Carter
Stephen and Doris Sze Chun
Susan Cooper
Susan Cotter and Lou Lipschultz
Shaban Demirel
Bernard and Jane Dolan
Bradley Dougherty
Barry Eiden
Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates
Merton (d) and Penelope Flom
Roanne Flom and Thomas Raasch
Walter Flom and Gail Fadenrecht
Murray Fingeret
Desmond and Anita Fonn
Brad Fortune and Ellen Lee
Thomas and Janice Freddo
Mary Lou French*
Charline A. Gauthier 
Brad and Kerry Giedd
Alan Glazier
Diane and Israel Goldberg
Pablo De Gracia*

David and Diane Goss
Michel Guillon
Alden N. Haffner (d)
Wendy and Nathan Harrison
Andy and Tracy Hartwick
Cynthia Heard*
David Heath
John P. Herman
Richard and Patricia Hopping
ISTA Pharmaceuticals
April Jasper
Chris and Debbie Johnson
Ann Laurenzi Jones
Lyndon and Debbie Jones
Dennis Levi
Milton Levin
Brian Levy
Thomas Lewis
Casey L. Hogan*
M&S Technologies, Inc
Rich Madonna
Robert B. Mandell
Jason and Kristina Marsack*
Richard E. Meetz
Mohinder M. Merchea
Pamela Joyce Larayne Miller
Michael Mittelman
Clarke Newman
Kelly and Jason Nichols
Tracy Nguyen and Suresh Viswanathan
The Gary Orsborn Family
Lisa Ostrin
Dennis P. Pardo
Stan and Lisa Peacock


Louis Phillips
Gil Pierce
Daniel Powell
Thomas and Susan Quinn
Sam Quintero
Jeffery Rabin
Rachel Redfern Rump
Shilpa Register
Kathryn Richdale
Colleen Riley
Alfred (d) and Sarah Rosenbloom
Natalie Rosenbloom and Lowell Lebovitz
(In memory of David Rosenbloom)
Nicholas Rumney
Dave G. Sattler*
A. Lee Scaief
Jack L Schaeffer and Family
Louise Sclafani*
Cristina Schnider and Mal Patton
David and Laura Seibel
Valerie Sharpe
Glenda Secor*
Jerome Sherman
Joseph Shovlin
Chris Smiley
Carl and Katie Spear
Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn
Rod Tahran
David Troilo
Michael Twa
Danne Ventura
Helen Viksnins
Edward K. Walker (d)
Barry A. Weissman
John Whitener
Mark Willcox
Stanley J. Yamane 

* denotes new member to the giving level/ (d) denotes member is deceased

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes the indviduals who have either informed us that the AOF is designated as a beneficiary of a bequest through their will or whose estate settled a gift to our organization.   

Tony and Elna Adams
Ian and Valerie Bailey
William (d) and Honey Baldwin
Brett and Robin Bence
Peter Bergenske and Cheryl Bruce
Irvin M. (d) and Beatrice (d) Borish
Mark A. Bullimore
Bert and Lydia Corwin
N. Rex (d) and Sandy Ghormley
Sidney Greenberg
Michael G. Harris
William Reginald Jackson, Jr. Estate

Detleff and Lila Jans Estate
Helen Langhoff Estate
Gerald and Andrya Lowther
Jill Mertz
Joseph Molinari
Martha Rosemore Morrow
Stuart Richer
Fredric and Marion Rosemore
Rose Salierno
John Schoen (d)
Sarita and Ashok Soni
Lawrence S. Thal
Joe Yager
Anonymous Donor