Legacy Society for Planned Giving

Extend your investment in eye and vision research beyond your lifetime by including the ARVO Foundation in your estate plans. Planned gifts can accommodate your lifestyle now while securing a strong future for eye and vision research. 

The new Legacy Society provides an opportunity for individuals to continue to advance research far beyond their career journey. Eye and vision scientists need help now more than ever with resources and support that allow them to continue to innovate. Consider being part of this exciting opportunity by including a generous gift to the ARVO Foundation in your financial and estate planning. Your gifts, large or small, are critical to our mission.

Becoming a member of the ARVO Foundation Legacy Society is simple. If you are considering a planned gift to the Foundation, please contact us to explore the best options for you and your family. Learn about next steps.

Benefits include

  • Public recognition at the ARVO Annual Meeting
  • Inclusion where the ARVO Foundation lists donors, including the ARVO Foundation website, annual report and signage at the Annual Meeting
  • Invitations to ARVO Foundation special events, including the Gala and Dowling Society reception and the ARVO Foundation Awards reception
  • Access to the Executive Lounge at the ARVO Annual Meeting
  • A ribbon at the ARVO Annual Meeting designating membership in the Legacy Society

A one-time opportunity is available to an individual donor (including a spouse/partner/family) to name the Legacy Society with a minimum commitment of $5 million. Please contact us at or 240.221.2950 for more details.

Becoming a member of the Legacy Society is an excellent way to perpetuate your commitment to eye and vision researchers through an endowment that will benefit individuals continuing in research for decades to come.