Funds Deserving of Your Support

The long-term health of the American Academy 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.

Featured Funds


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  Unrestricted General Fund

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

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

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  Binocular Vision and Pediatrics Ezell Fellowship Fund 

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  Ezell Fellowship Fund

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  Alfred A. Rosenbloom Fund

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  Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Fund

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  Korb-Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant Fund























Additional Funds

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  Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship Fund
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  Irvin M. Borish Ezell Fellowship Fund

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  Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Ezell Fellowship Fund

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  Elmer H. Eger Memorial Fund

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  Merton Flom Leadership Ezell Fund

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  N. Rex Ghormley Fund

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  Glenn A. Fry Lecture Fund

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  Michael G. Harris Ezell Fund

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  Douglas Hopkins Primary Care Residency Award Fund

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  Jill and George Mertz Scholarship Fund

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  Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fund

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  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

If you already support the 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)
AAOF Credit Card Authorization Recurring Pledge 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 contact the AAOF office for more information.

  2. Join our Legacy Society. If you include the 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.  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
Email: MaureenD@aaoptom.org
Phone: 321-319-4871

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