Dedicated Funds

The generosity of Wills Eye donors supports our research and education.

Your contributions are vital to the following initiatives:

  • Brady-Shields Endowed Chair in Ocular Oncology
    The Brady-Shields Endowed Chair in Ocular Oncology honors three dedicated clinicians, pioneering researchers, prolific authors and presenters who have excelled in the field of Oncology.
  • Director's Discovery Fund
    Thanks to contributions from donors like you, the Director’s Discovery Fund is able to plan and launch new initiatives that enable Wills Eye to pursue life-changing research and innovations.
  • J. Arch McNamara, MD Fund for Retina Research and Education Fund
    Dr. McNamara was an exemplary scholar, teacher, and physician renowned for his expertise in pediatric retinal diseases.
  • Joseph I. Maguire, MD Retina Research Fund
    This fund, part of the Retinal Degeneration Center at Wills Eye, will support exciting evolutions in the treatment of a wide variety of devastating retinal degenerative diseases, including macular degeneration.
  • Joan & Joseph Garde Family Fund for Children
    Help a child learn and grow with “the gift of sight.” Your gift to the Joan & Joseph Garde Family Fund for Children can be life-changing for a child by funding eye exams, glasses, and advanced treatments. With your help, we can make sure that no child is ever turned away.
  • Wills Eye Gene Discovery and Treatment Program
    Curing genetic retinal blindness through gene discovery, gene therapy and stem cell surgery.
  • Joseph Calhoun, MD Fund
    The Joseph H. Calhoun, MD Fund was established in 2009 at Wills Eye Hospital in tribute to Dr. Calhoun for his renowned contributions to the field of pediatric ophthalmology, and his extraordinary role as a teacher.

Wills Eye Foundation is the sole fundraising arm of Wills Eye Hospital and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN 59-3794523). Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To view our State Charitable Solicitation Disclosures, click here.