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Ways to Give

One-Time Gift

One-time gifts of any amount can be used in connection with other gifts to make an incredible impact on the mission of Optometry Cares.  To make a one-time gift of cash using a credit card please click here.

You may also send a check, made payable to “Optometry Cares” to Optometry Cares, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141

Monthly Giving Program

Monthly giving to Optometry Cares is a quick and simple way to make your impact all year long. Monthly gifts of any amount are accepted and processed securely and online, automatically, at the same time each month. Donate Here to complete the gift form. Be sure to click the “monthly” button under “I Want to Give” at the top of the form to start your monthly contribution.

Donor-Advised Fund Donation

Recommending a gift to Optometry Cares through your donor-advised fund (DAF) is simple. You can provide direct support to Optometry Cares and our mission by giving from your DAF. This method of giving allows you the opportunity to recommend how much and how often Optometry Cares will receive a grant from your DAF. Please advise your DAF administrator to submit your gift to: Optometry Cares, 243 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Stock Gift

When you contribute securities directly to Optometry Cares, the foundation gains the full proceeds from the sale, and you potentially eliminate capital gains exposure. This win-win could mean a larger contribution being achieved. To make your gift through stock, please contact the Foundation at foundation@aoa.org

Planned Giving

Generosity comes in many forms, and it’s often the best way for you to support your family and the important causes that matter the most to you in your life. When you make a planned gift to Optometry Cares, you create a legacy of support in the profession that will help us make a difference for generations to come.

Sponsor/attend a fundraising event

Support fundraising events that support the Optometry Cares mission. From individuals, students, and State Affiliates, there are lots of ways to get involved.

To learn more about current events and fundraisers hosted by Optometry Cares, please visit here

Optometry Cares Society
A monthly or annual gift of the below amounts will qualify you as a member of the Optometry Cares Society, our elite giving society

Level
Amount per Year
Donation Options
Steward
$1,000
$83 or a $1000 annual donation
Ambassador
$3,000
$250 or a $3000 annual donation
Ally
$6,000
$500 or a $6000 annual donation
Partner
$9,000
$750 or a $9000 annual donation
Leader
$12,000
Please contact foundation@aoa.org
Luminary
$25,000
Please contact foundation@aoa.org

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