AOF at Academy 2014 Denver

The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) is one of optometry's largest sources of scholarships, fellowships, residency awards, and grants. Through private endowments, donors, and our corporate partners, last year the AOF gave more than $300,000 to optometry's youngest and brightest. Be an active participant in the future of your profession, support your foundation.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Donations made through registration, the exhibit hall, lecture honoraria, reception events, Silent Auction, and annual Celebration Luncheon work to develop and provide for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to improve clinical patient care.

WHERE CAN I GIVE?

VISIT THE AOF EXHIBIT BOOTH AND MEET YOUR 2014 EZELL FELLOWS

Stop by the AOF exhibit booth, #737, and chat with the new class of William C. Ezell Fellows—our future academic leaders. Discuss cutting edge science and learn why your generous donation is so important in aiding new optometric talent to achieve great things.

COOPERVISION RECEPTION

The AOF and CooperVision partnered at Academy 2013 Seattle to host "An Evening of Art and Celebration of Vision" at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Attendees enjoyed the magnificience of fine cut glass while mingling with Annual Meeting attendees in support of the mission of the foundation. 

Plans are in the works to re-create the magic in Denver.  Join us! Look for your invite this summer.

SILENT AUCTION

The AOF Silent Auction begins in the exhibit hall and concludes at our Celebration Luncheon, Saturday, November 15th, 11:00 am -1:30 pm. The event raises funds for the future of optometry and is an exciting way to contribute. Arrive early to join your colleagues and make last minute bids on your favorite item.

To plan your purchase, click here, to see the additional information on the selection of items up for bid at this great annual event.

There is still time to help, if you would like to donate an item for this year’s Silent Auction, contact Tracy Kitts, Foundation Coordinator, at TracyK@aaoptom.org or call 321-710-3936. Your donated items are in-kind, tax deductible contributions at fair market value.

AOF CELEBRATION LUNCHEON

Saturday, November 15th

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Join the American Optometric Foundation in Denver as we celebrate the 2014 award recipients and honor the contributors and sponsors who make the AOF a leading supporter of optometric education, research, and leadership.

Online invites go out this Summer!

Remember that all donations to the AOF are tax deductible. We encourage you to include us in your estate planning. Talk with AOF volunteers and staff in Denver.