Thanks to the generosity of ARVO 2017 attendees and a $15,000 matching gift from Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD, FARVO, and Haydee E. P. Bazan, PhD, FARVO, the ARVO Foundation successfully met and exceeded it's week-long campaign goal of raising $30,000 in Baltimore.
In total, donors contributed over $32,000 to the campaign.
Funds raised at the ARVO Annual Meeting support the ARVO Foundation's mission to fund novel research, education and outreach, including travel grants.
At the ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting, attendees contributed over $21,000 with the help of a matching gift from David R. Williams, PhD, FARVO, and Inger M. Williams, PhD. Those funds supported 16 travel grants for young eye and vision scientists to attend ARVO 2017, including 8 awards to U.S. recipients and 8 awards to recipients from outside the U.S.