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Funds Deserving of Your Support

The long-term health of the American Acadmey of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is dependent on a healthy portfolio of endowments. You can help the foundation by making a gift to any of the funds listed below.

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 existing pledge payment, please click here.

To make your 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

  Unrestricted General Fund

 Earl L. Smith, III 2018-2019 Ezell Club Fellowship Fund

  Joseph T. Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award Fund

  Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Ezell Fellowship Fund

  Ezell Fellowship Fund

  Alfred A. Rosenbloom Fund

  Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Fund

  Korb-Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant Fund

Other Funds

  Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship Fund

  Irvin M. Borish Ezell Fellowship Fund

  Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Ezell Fellowship Fund

  Elmer H. Eger Memorial Fund

  Merton Flom Leadership Ezell Fund

  N. Rex Ghormley Fund

  Glenn A. Fry Lecture Fund

  Michael G. Harris Ezell Fund

  Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Residency Award Fund

  Jill and George Mertz Scholarship Fund

  Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fund

  Henry B. Peters Lecture 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:

Become a donor! If you already support AAOF, 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 AAOF office for more information. Please see our current list of contributors in our most recent Annual Report.

AAOF Pledge Form (in PDF format)
         To make an existing pledge payment, please click here.

AAOF General Contribution Form (in PDF format)


  1. 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 AAOF office for more information.

  2. Join our Legacy Society. If you include AAOF 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 AAOF office for more information.

  3. 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 AAOF office for more information.

Questions? Please contact:

Maureen Dimont, Director, Development 
American Academy of Optometry Foundation
2909 Fairgreen Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 321-319-4871