How Your Gift Helps the Wilmer Eye Institute
Your donations directly influence the Wilmer Eye Institute’s mission to transform medical outcomes in the field of ophthalmology through collaboration and innovation, resulting in compassionate, leading-edge, patient-informed care.
As the largest department of ophthalmology in the country, the Wilmer Eye Institute has earned international recognition for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked among the finest in the field by their peers. Patients come to Wilmer’s nine locations in Maryland from every state and more than 70 countries to receive the high-quality care associated with our specialized teams.
No single group of faculty has had a greater influence in ophthalmology worldwide. More than 100 Wilmer alumni have gone on to become department chairs at academic medical centers around the world.
As the largest research and academic ophthalmic enterprise in the U.S., Wilmer has teams of clinician-scientists working to find new treatments and cures in the fields of macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye cancers, cataract, Fuchs’ dystrophy and other blinding eye diseases.
Your investment in Wilmer makes all of this possible. We invite you to partner with the Wilmer Eye Institute on our quest of discovery and to help us find the next treatment or cure.
Types of Gifts
Contributions to the Wilmer Eye Institute can be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest. Gifts can also be designated to support a specific doctor, research area or educational initiative.
Gifts of all sizes help the Wilmer Eye Institute to continue our ongoing efforts as a leader in innovative and compassionate treatment, groundbreaking research and excellent ophthalmic medical education. Gifts made with a check or credit card provide immediate support to the Institute.
Gifts can be made outright or pledged over a period of up to five years.
Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Wilmer Eye Institute, your employer will match at a certain level. Complete the employee’s section of a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Public Affairs Department and mail the form to us. We will take care of all the other details and paperwork.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Memorial and tribute gifts are a wonderful way to remember family and friends who hold a special place in your life. Any gift can be made in memory of, or in honor of, a loved one. Tribute gifts also provide a meaningful way to celebrate special occasions and anniversaries.
Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs—and the needs of the Wilmer Eye Institute. A development officer from Wilmer and the Johns Hopkins Institutions Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information on effective charitable planning options so that you can achieve optimum tax, financial and philanthropic results.