The Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) has awarded the 2012 Spirit of Philanthropy honor to Dr. R. Daniel Grossman. As an undergraduate student at Indiana University, Dr. Grossman was a well-known Hoosier quarterback and linebacker from 1970-72. Following graduation from the IU School of Medicine, he went on to become one of the leading cataract surgeons in the country. Among his many professional accomplishments, he founded the Eye Center of Southern Indiana in Bloomington.
When Dr. Grossman heard of plans to build a new eye clinic on the IU campus, he was one of the first to join in the effort. Dr. Grossman said, "IU Optometry has always been a great ally with our practice. When I first started here in Bloomington, the IU clinical faculty welcomed us right away and has continued to refer to us over the years. With IU in our backyard, how could I not help support the clinic?"
According to IUSO Dean, Dr. Joseph Bonanno, “Dan Grossman is a long-standing supporter of Indiana University and the School of Optometry. Moreover, he is an advocate for strong partnerships between Ophthalmology and Optometry. The school is fortunate to have such a friend and is proud to recognize his philanthropic spirit.”
The annual IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy luncheon and ceremony, which took place on April 10, 2012, was hosted by Chancellor Charles R. Bantz at the IUPUI Campus Center. The event was attended by more than 300 people including IUPUI students, administrators, deans, directors, faculty, staff, honorees and community members. Angela Cain, Community Affairs Director at WTHR Channel 13 served as the emcee. The event is sponsored by IUPUI, the Indiana University Foundation, and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.