President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Corporate & Foundation Gifts

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.


Current priorities for grant and gift support include:

  • New ophthalmic equipment and specialized instrumentation
  • Physician fellowships in all ophthalmic subspecialties
  • Care delivery for vulnerable underserved pediatric and adult patients
  • Clinical and translational research projects
  • Community outreach programs to detect and manage ophthalmic diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy
  • Education programs at the high school, college, and doctoral levels
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Online education for health professionals and ophthalmologists through the Wills Eye Knowledge Portal
  • Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology
  • Special Projects such as Give Kids Sight Day

To explore these and other opportunities to support Wills Eye Hospital’s sight-saving programs, please contact:

Ed Flood
Director Corporate and Foundation Relations