Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash
The Academy Foundation gratefully accepts checks or credit card gifts. If you itemize your deductions, cash gifts may reduce your tax liabilities. Learn more about the electronic transfer of funds or make a gift today.

Make a Pledge
Making a pledge allows you to make a more substantial contribution in manageable amounts over a specific period of time. As the donor, you select the pledge amount and the terms by which the pledge is fulfilled. To make a pledge, contact Todd Lyckberg at 415.447.0361 or

Appreciated securities-such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have been held for at least 12 months can be charitably donated and are a great way to maximize your contribution while offering significant tax benefits. Giving securities to the Academy Foundation is easy. For additional
information, contact Karen Duke at 415.447.0356 or

Planned Gifts
Many donors decide to name the Academy Foundation in a will or trust as part of their financial or estate plans. Such gifts help ensure our work for a lifetime and beyond. If you have already included the Academy Foundation in your estate plans but have not yet notified us, complete a confirmation form. For more information on the planned giving program or to request sample trust or bequest language, contact Karen Duke at 415.447.0356 or

Tribute Gifts
A tribute gift is a donation made in honor or memory of someone who has made a significant contribution—to your life, or to the profession. Whether the honoree is your ophthalmologist, spouse, friend, family member or colleague, a tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor this person. You can make a tribute gift online or by completing and mailing the donation form with your gift. When you make a tribute gift, the Academy Foundation sends a note of acknowledgment to the honoree (or the honoree’s surviving family), so please include the name and address of the person we should notify.


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