WHAT IS THE ASOPRS FOUNDATION?

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery Foundation was established in 1999 as the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was founded in 1969 to establish a qualified body of surgeons who have training and experience in this highly specialized field. The purpose of the Society is to advance training, research and patient care in the fields of aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear system, orbit and face. The ASOPRS Foundation is dedicated to ongoing education, humanitarian projects, and research in the field of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, locally, nationally, and internationally in harmony with the ASOPRS mission.


 

Thank you for Your Support!

 

 Dear ASOPRS Colleagues:

The Board of Trustees of the ASOPRS Foundation shared your concerns, hardships and personal struggles during this terrible pandemic. Our practices, academic institutions, and hospitals face unprecedented financial risks and we are scrambling to still be available and provide care to our patients and those in need.

The ASOPRS Foundation is pleased to report that we participated in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. We  initiated a campaign to solicit donations from you, our members, so that the Foundation could direct 100% of your contributions and then match every dollar for dollar, up to $5000, to support the emergency COVID-19 responses of Partners In Health and the CDC Foundation.  The giving period ended June 1st.  

We are overwhelmed that we raised $7,950 for this campaign and matched it with our $5,000 pledge and awarded $6,475.00 to each of our partners for a total of $12,950.00:

Partners in Healtha Boston-based organization that supports the most vulnerable and disproportionately affected countries with weak health systems around the world; and

The CDC Foundationan independent nonprofit that mobilizes philanthropic and private-sector resources to support critical health protection work including funding of medical supplies and PPE, increasing lab capacity, deploying emergency staffing to public health agencies, building infrastructure for global response efforts, and boosting clinical research to improve health outcomes.

We realize that many of our members were not in a financial position to make a charitable contribution at that time, but we asked those who could to contribute to this goal so we could maximize our impact to help others and combat coronavirus.  Thank you!

While this campaign has now ended, the ASOPRS Foundation appreciates all donations.  Kindly donate to the ASOPRS Foundation on our website, www.asoprsfoundation.org, or give through our mobile platform by texting the message “EyeDonate” to 407-995-6283.   Our members are saving a few dollars in 2020 in unspent lodging and airfare monies with the AAO Annual Meeting and the ASOPRS Spring and Fall Scientific Symposia being virtual meetings - perhaps now is the time to donate some of these funds to the ASOPRS Foundation?

Thank you for being a part of the ASOPRS Foundation Team — together we can make a difference!

With respect and gratitude,

The ASOPRS Foundation Board of Directors

 

 

 

Please show your support for the ASOPRS Foundation.

FUNDING OF THE FOUNDATION COMES SOLELY THROUGH CHARITABLE GIFTS RECEIVED FROM PHYSICIAN MEMBERS, INDUSTRY, GRATEFUL PATIENTS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

The ASOPRS Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization.
Your gifts to the Foundation are Tax Deductible to the limits of the law.
THANK YOU for your Support


Welcome our Newest ASOPRS Members!

ASOPRS inducted new members at the Fall 2019 Symposium.

 

ASOPRS inducted new members at the Spring 2019 Symposium.

 

The ASOPRS Foundation was pleased to provide educational grants to these individuals to offset their registration fees for the Spring Meeting. We look forward to working with them throughout their membership with ASOPRS. Thanks to all the supporters of the ASOPRS Foundation for helping us provide these educational grants.