I.O.O.F. California Visual Research Foundation, Inc.
In 1961, California subscribed to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows' humanitarian effort, the World Eye Bank & Visual Research Foundation and the California Eye Bank & Visual Research Foundation came into being. Our Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of California, November 10, 1964.
further the educational and research in connection with the human eye. To make
grants or expenditures to charitable and non-profit foundations that do research
or provide materials for the Blind. To implement educational and research
In 1956 the Sovereign Grand Lodge established their first humanitarian effort, the World Eye Bank & Visual Research Foundation. When funds contributed from all over the world reached $625,000, a chair of Ophthalmology was established in the Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with Dr. Arthur Silverstein as the first professor. Only the interest has been drawn from this account, with the University making up any needed funds for expenses. Since that time contributions have made possible the realization of the “Million Dollar Dream" in 1983.In 1989 Dr. Silverstein retired and was replaced by Dr. William Richard Green.
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