1896 Legacy Society

The 1896 Legacy Society, named for the year the Academy was founded, is a special group of donors who have included the Foundation in their estate plans through cash gifts, bequests or other planned gifts. We would be honored to count you among its members.

1896 Legacy Society members are integral to the Academy's mission and are regularly informed of our achievements, challenges and future plans.

Members are recognized and thanked in a variety of ways, including:

  • Invitation to our annual donor reception and other events
  • Yearly acknowledgment in the Foundation's annual report, on our website, and on the donor wall at the annual meeting
  • Personalized support and guidance from Foundation staff


A. Jan Berlin, MD, FACS
John F. Bigger Jr., MD
Louis B. Cantor, MD
Richard P. Carroll, MD
George A. Clark, MD
Catharine Clarke Rising*
Arthur M. Clements, MD
David N. Cohen, MD
Timothy B. Crane, MD
Betty J. Foster*
H. MacKenzie Freeman, MD
George E. Garcia, MD
Richard W. Greene, MD*
Carolyn F. Grissom*
Betty A. Hagaman, MD
Michael J. Hawes, MD, FACS
Marnix E. Heersink, MD
Ann and Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, FACS
B. Thomas Hutchinson, MD* and June Hutchinson
Jonathan C. Javitt, MD, MPH
Dr. and Mrs. Allan D. Jensen
Juan A. Jurado, MD
Jonathan M. Kagan, MD
Shirley S. Klein*
Joseph Kurstin, MD
Maurice H. Luntz, MD, FACS
Frederick s. Miller III, MD
Ricardo J. Nieves, MD
Drs. Julie and David Parke II
Marshall M. Parks, MD*
Charles A. Peter, MD
John G. Rezapour, MD
William L. Rich III, MD, FACS
F. Tempel Riekhof, MD
Henry G. Ring, MD, FACS*
William M. Rowlett, MD
Samuel Scime, MD
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Spivey
Gary B. Stanford, MD
Marion Joseph Stoj, MD
Roza Szamosfalvy*
Daniel M. Taylor, MD
Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD
Wilford Van Buskirk*
Bruce Wasserman, MD
Floyd L. Wergeland Jr., MD
Donald N. Zehl, MD
Lorenz E. Zimmerman, MD*
Jose L. Zubero, MD


Grateful Donor

William L. Rich"I joined the Academy's 1896 Legacy Society because I believe in giving back. I'm leaving more than 25% of my estate to help support Academy programs that are important to me and the future of the profession. I urge other members to consider making a bequest."
William L. Rich III, MD, FACS
Washington, D.C.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Todd Lyckberg at 415.447.0386 or tlyckberg@aao.org for additional information on becoming a member of The 1896 Legacy Society.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Academy Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Address: 655 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1336
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2682387

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