The Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation (DMEIF), established in 1992, is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation supports research, education and patient care activities at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI). It is funded by contributions from friends, grateful patients, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations who give generously each year. These gifts help DMEI to carry out its mission to serve our community through excellence and leadership in eye care, education and vision research.
The Foundation is governed by a board of directors who oversee the investment policies and administration of the Foundation's assets and the granting of its funds. Current Foundation board members are Chairman - G. Rainey Williams, Jr., Trustee - Jari Askins, Trustee - William M. Bell, Trustee - Michael A. Cawley, Trustee - Kim D. Henry, Trustee - Richard H. Parry, Trustee - Kevin S. Perry, and Secretary & Treasurer - Matthew D. Bown.
Many types of assets may be given to the Eye Foundation including cash, securities, real estate, retirement plan assets, and personal property. Gifts to the Eye Foundation can be restricted to vision research, patient care, capital improvements or educating tomorrow's ophthalmologists. Or, your gifts can be unrestricted making funds available for the changing needs of the Eye Foundation. Either way, your gift is important to the future of the Eye Foundation as we strive to provide critical vision care and assist our research scientists in finding treatments and cures for the most devastating blinding eye diseases.
A bequest to the Dean McGee Eye Institute Foundation is one of the most precious legacies anyone can give. A bequest gift can mean brilliant colors, restored clarity and the priceless gift of independence to people who suffer from a blinding eye disease.