Support Our Work

Thank you to our generous alumni and friends who understand the importance of our work in patient care, educating the next generation of physicians, conducting critical research, and being a steadfast community partner.

We invite you to join our circle of donors and select an area that you would like to support via the button below. Thank you for commitment, support, and partnership.

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Areas to Support


Our Department’s “Greatest Needs Fund” provides support for urgent and/or emerging needs that are essential to our success in delivering excellent patient care, research, and medical education.


The Education Fund provides books, educational materials and covers expenses for off-site educational opportunities. The Department of Ophthalmology uses innovative technology, including three-dimensional surgical training devices, unique video assessment tools for cataract surgery and surgical simulators to continue our tradition of providing excellent resident education. The fund also supports research by providing lab supplies and funding travel to present research projects at local and national events.


This fund was named in honor of James E. McDonald, MD, Loyola Ophthalmology chair emeritus and co-founder of FOCUS Inc. (Free Ophthalmologic Care from the United States). Through his many years of service in Haiti and Nigeria, Dr. McDonald established our tradition of service to those most in need. This fund supports residents and faculty on mission trips in Guatemala, offsetting travel expenses and paying for clinical supplies to provide needed patient care.