Indiana University
School of Optometry
Development:   Giving Opportunities

The IU School of Optometry depends upon the generosity of alumni, friends, and corporations to maintain its high standard of education, patient care, and research. You can make a difference! There are many ways you can help.

Types of gifts

  • Cash gifts to general fund.
    We greatly appreciate the cash donations we receive from individuals and companies throughout the year and during our annual solicitation of alumni and friends. This is an immediate help for such things as scholarships, building renovations, equipment, and special projects.
  • Gifts-in-kind
    Gifts of equipment, no-charge loaned equipment, reduced pricing, two-for-one purchases, and related programs greatly aid in the functioning of our eye care centers. Such generosity allows us to maintain current, state-of-the-art equipment and provide a topnotch clinical education for our students.
  • Endowed gifts
    Individuals may contribute to endowed funds through such ways as cash gifts, gifts of property, and placing the IU Foundation in estate plans or wills. Endowed funds are invested and then a portion of the interest is used to fund scholarships, awards, research, professorships, etc. Establishing an endowment is a great way to honor the donor or loved one. Donations can be made to existing endowed funds as well.

How to give

To make a donation or to obtain more information, contact:

  • Tami Tarpley, Director of Development
    IU School of Optometry, 800 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
    Phone: 812-855-7904, E-mail:

. . . and you can now donate online via the IU Foundation "Give Now" program.

Give now. Click here to donate online.

Revised: May 6, 2008

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