Making a gift to Wills Eye is a meaningful way to honor or memorialize a loved one.
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From common eye problems to rare, life-threatening diseases, our medical staff stand ready to provide patients with innovative treatment in our state-of-the-art facilities. Your generosity funds first-rate clinical programs, diagnostic equipment, and medical facilities to ensure the finest eye care.
Our top-ranked educational programs serve ophthalmologists at every stage in their career. Your gift can support professorships, scholarships, international fellowships, and medical education equipment to help provide world-class training to the ophthalmic community.
With our large clinical practices and education programs, Wills Eye is uniquely positioned to drive breakthroughs in our field. Through the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center, our clinicians and research scientists are pushing the boundaries of discovery for new treatments in eye care.
Because of an unwavering commitment to provide access to eye care, your generosity supports numerous initiatives in our community and around the world. Wills Eye hosts a wide range of outreach programs at low or no cost to help transform the lives of children, adults, and seniors who otherwise could not afford eye care.
Ways to Give
There are several ways you can quickly and easily make a gift to Wills Eye today:
• Mail a check payable to:
Wills Eye Foundation
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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• Call us at (215) 440-3154
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
• Electronically wire a gift to Wills Eye (email email@example.com for bank information)
Donor Advised Funds
Corporate Matching Gifts
You can maximize your personal contributions to Wills Eye and increase the impact of your gift by taking advantage of your corporate matching gifts. Across the nation, more than 20,000 companies set aside philanthropic dollars for matching gift programs. Check with your HR department to see if your employer matches your gift.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities often confer significant tax benefits on a donor. For example, contributions of appreciated securities held over a year are generally deductible at market value without realizing taxable capital gains, regardless of what the donor paid for them. Contact the Wills Eye Foundation at (215) 440-3154 for transfer instructions and further details.
IRA/Qualified Charitable Distributions
A Gift to Establish the Markoff Family Fellowship
“No other institution provides what Wills does: mentorship, complex cases, and resident and staff camaraderie.”
Edward A. Jaeger, MD, epitomized the motto of “skill with compassion” by sharing his knowledge of and devotion to ophthalmology with generations of medical students. "Our family felt it was a wonderful way to carry on his spirit."
“An enriched educational experience for residents and fellows has been the hallmark of the Cornea Service since its inception, and we are incredibly proud to have been part of that. It is our hope that this legacy will continue for future generations.”
To Honor Her Late Parents
"It's amazing what happens there: the expertise of the doctor, the attention to detail in treatment; she
could not have been better cared for anywhere else."
Support from private and corporate foundations, corporations, businesses and other organizations is invited and encouraged to help Wills Eye Hospital provide the very best ophthalmic care to all our patients, train the next generation of ophthalmology specialists, advance clinical and translational ophthalmic research and conduct active community outreach programs. Click here for info.
Including charitable gifts in your will and financial plans can benefit Wills Eye Hospital today and in the future. Often, there are personal financial benefits for you such as increasing your income, earning valuable income tax deductions and minimizing capital gains taxes. To learn more, click here.
The 1832 Society recognizes donors who have made an annual leadership gift of $1,832 or more with no restrictions to Wills Eye Hospital. These benefactors provide vital financial resources for Wills Eye to address its highest priority needs in research, medical education, and patient care.
In gratitude for their generosity, Wills Eye recognizes and thanks these benefactors in a variety of ways. This includes invitations to special events which highlight the impact of their philanthropy and periodic communications from Hospital leadership to keep them informed of the latest news.
The James Wills Society recognizes those individuals who have made plans in their estate to support Wills Eye Hospital in the same tradition as Quaker merchant James Wills, Jr. whose generous bequest established Wills Eye in 1832.
Through bequests, endowments, charitable trusts, insurance and gift annuities, members of The James Wills Society demonstrate their understanding of the importance of ensuring that the mission and services of Wills Eye are available far into the future.
Members of the James Wills Society are invited to learn how their gift will make a difference. This includes invitations to special events which highlight the impact of their philanthropy and periodic communications from Hospital leadership to keep them informed of the latest news
WILLS EYE FOUNDATION STAFF
Chief Development Officer