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Make a Gift

A little support from everyone can make a difference.

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Kristie DeKoker

You Decide Where Your Gift Goes Heading link

  • Area of Activity

    • Vision research
    • Ophthalmologic education
    • Help for needy patients
  • Particular Disease/Condition

    • Retinal diseases
    • Corneal diseases
    • Glaucoma
    • Pediatric eye diseases
    • Oculoplastics
  • Wherever the Need is

    Or, direct your gift to “wherever the need is greatest,” and your donation will go to the Illinois Eye Fund which directly supports a variety of patient care, vision research, and ophthalmology education activities.

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There are three ways to give:
  • Online

    You can use our secure online giving form below and make your gift using a credit card.

    Your gift to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will be processed and receipted by our fundraising partner, the University of Illinois Foundation.

  • By phone

    If you would like to make a gift over the phone, please contact Kristie DeKoker at (312) 413-0893.

  • By mail

    Download our Mail-in Donation form.

    Send the form with your check to:
    Office of Advancement
    Attn: Ophthalmology Gifts
    1747 W. Roosevelt Road, MC 792
    Chicago, IL 60608

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UIC Illinois Eye Fund in the Department of Ophthalmology

UIC Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Innovation Fund

UIC Ophthalmology Resident Education Fund

UIC Global Ophthalmology Fund

UIC Ophthalmology Patient Experience Fund

Select a specialty area to support

Other fund

(Indicate where to direct donation)

Our system can currently only accept one write-in fund.

Why I Give Heading link

Lawrence J. Konn

I give to the Illinois Eye Fund because the human eye is a fire hose to the brain. It is reduced to a straw in people with reduced vision like myself. Blind and visually impaired people without plenty of human support are severely disabled in today’s society, and even more so as they age. The eye is complex but tremendous progress is being done especially after scientists and researchers set their minds to it.

Lawrence J. Konn  |  Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Charles Barsky

We give all the credit in the world to the doctors at UIC. We would never have dreamed that my father could one day see well enough to shoot baskets with his grandson.

Charles Barsky  |  Chicago, Illinois, Donor–In honor of his father
Dr. Veeral Sheth

The best and brightest go to train at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the best ophthalmologists come out of UIC. A world-class institution like this needs support from its alumni

Dr. Veeral Sheth  |  Chicago, Illinois - Resident Alumni