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The Founder Society

Recognized as the Founder Society at the University of Miami

The Founder Society honors donors who have supported Bascom Palmer’s mission with gifts totaling $50,000 – $99,999 that enable the Institute’s physicians and researchers to combat blinding eye disease.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Leonard L. Abess*
  • The Able Trust
  • Mr. Francis A. Anania
  • Stanley H. & Jill Arkin*
  • Ruth Ann Asleson*
  • Bailey Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Richard E. & Mary Lee Bastin
  • Theodore Baumritter*
  • Lowry M. & Diana M. Bell
  • Estate of Louis Berens
  • Jack & Elsie Bernstein Foundation
  • Crawford & Mary Bernstein*
  • Thomas H. & Martha Blash*
  • Esther Blattner*
  • Mr. James F. Blinder   
  • In memory of Edith June Blyler*
  • Catherine Breyer Van Bomel*
  • Arnold Bortman*
  • Dr. Fred F. Brenner
  • Norma* & Larry Brodell
  • Mr.* & Mrs. James Broderick
  • Florence F. Brooks*
  • John and Kristy Buck Family Foundation
  • Michael Cantens
  • Ms. Phyllis Celestino*
  • Dr. Stanley & Jean Chang
  • Mr. Jonathan Chariff 
  • Parker & Miles Collier
  • Mr. David A. Collins
  • Louella Cook Foundation
  • CooperVision Surgical, Inc.
  • Mr. John D. Copanos/The Kirk A. Copanos Foundation
  • Barry S. Crown
  • Dade Community Foundation
  • Dahlawi Family
  • The Arthur Vining/ Davis Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim H. Derryberry 
  • Mr. Joseph Dieppa
  • Ms. Florence B. Dowdy*
  • Mrs. Otto E. Dreikorn
  • The Eye Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bruce L. Everette
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.
  • Charles S. & L. Jean Faller
  • Feig Family Foundation
  • Mrs. Norma Matz Fenton*
  • Michael A. Fentress*
  • Jose Luis Ferreira de Melo
  • Maurice & Gertrude Finkle*
  • Carl T. Fischer, Sr.*
  • Florman Family Foundation, Inc.
  • The Honorable Rex Ford
  • Dr. Richard K. & Janet Forster   
  • Dewey* & Janet* Gargiulo
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Garrett III
  • The Marilyn Gaylord Charitable Trust
  • Mr. & Mrs. Scott Gilbert
  • Diane Ross-Glazer, Ph.D 
  • Dr. & Mrs. Donald Golden
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Hattye & Paul* Gordon
  • Samuel & Norma Gordon
  • Phyllis & Lee Gorin
  • Richard C. & Francelia A. Gozon
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
  • Samuel Grossman
  • Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo D. Gutierrez
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lee F. Hager
  • Herman Haimovici, M.D.*
  • James M. Haley
  • Ms. Marjorie L. Haley*
  • Anne M. Heeb*
  • Elizabeth T. Heim & Margaret L. Rigby Memorial Fund*
  • Mary B. Hirsch*
  • Mr. Michael D. Horvitz 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Jacobi 
  • Dr. Norman* & Ann Jaffe
  • Lucille K. Johnson*
  • Dr. Eugene E. & Marlene Joyce
  • Hannah* & Marvin Kamin
  • Mr.* & Mrs. David Kantor
  • Dr. Danielle Katz Squires
  • Michael Katz
  • Mr.* & Mrs. W. George Kennedy
  • George & Joan Kessel
  • Michele & Howard Kessler
  • John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
  • Izola Kruger*
  • Mrs. Louis J. Kuriansky*
  • Robert E. & Ann D. Kusch
  • The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust
  • Helene S. Lantz*
  • Anthony Lapka*
  • James & Marjorie Leenhouts
  • Michael R. Levine
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Lewis
  • Rose Lichtenstein*
  • Life in Naples Magazine
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thomas Lowe
  • R. Cathleen Cox McFarlane Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gerald C. McDonough
  • Jeannine P. Merrien*
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Meyer
  • The David Minkin Foundation
  • Luis R. & Ana Mola
  • Mr. & Mrs. Maren Moore
  • Mr.* & Mrs. Linton Murdock 
  • Mr. Alan Murray
  • Anne P. Myers*
  • Novartis
  • Belle Ochiltree*
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jose Ortega
  • Mrs. Mary Perper
  • Phillips Foundation
  • The William H. Pitt Foundation, Inc. 
  • The Plum Foundation
  • The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation
  • Gladys Post*
  • Gertrude Reis*
  • Retina Research Foundation
  • Guy B. Rhoton
  • Louis Richards*
  • Harold & Carolyn Robison Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rodack
  • Mildred Rohrlick*
  • Walter M. Ross 
  • Helena Rubinstein Foundation
  • Sanbio, Inc.
  • John & Heloine Savoir
  • Dr. Norman I. Schatz
  • Anjette* & Fred Scheiman
  • Ruth Schumann*
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • Mrs. Josiah Shamroth
  • Edward W. Smith Jr. Foundation
  • Elaine Grosfield Spero
  • Danielle L. Squires, M.D.
  • Steven B. & Caroline Tanger
  • Thomsen Foundation Inc.
  • Roy & Niuta Titus Foundation
  • Topcon Medical Systems Inc.
  • The Dennis Turner & Wallace Cook Families
  • United of Martin County
  • Waterside Shops 
  • Mr. & Mrs. J. William Weeks
  • Ms. Laura Weinsoff*
  • Enid & Jerry Weygandt  
  • Gladys DuBois Yaffey*
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Zelaya   
  • Mr. & Mrs. Sy Ziv*

 

In loving memory*

Names listed up to May 25, 2018.