Top search choices
9. Optic Nerve
Welcome Fellow LIONS Members and Dear Friends
If you or your club would like to make a donation to the Ohio LIONS Eye Research Foundation, the designation of the donation to the right fund is very important. The funds include:
The General Eye Research Fund supports a diverse list of eye disease research topics (Go to List of Diseases). These funds support many pilot projects in which investigators gather preliminary data on a specific eye disease. This pilot data, in turn, is used to support and justify large grant submissions to federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health. Pilot data obtained with support from the General Eye Research Fund has been responsible for eye researchers in Ohio obtaining millions of dollars in federal dollars for further eye research in Ohio.
There are four awards designated for the General Eye Research Fund:
Founder's Award - Contribution of $2,500 or more within a given year to the General Eye Research Found.
Visionary Award - Contribution of $1,000 - $2,499 within a given year to the General Eye Research Found.
Leadership Award - Contribution of $500 - $999 within a given year to the General Eye Research Found.
Richard "Dick" Neiderhauser Award - Contribution of $500 within a given year for research into Macular Degeneration and allied retinal diseases
Recognition Award - Contribution of $100 - $499 within a given year to the General Eye Research Fund
For further information about the W. R. Bryan Diabetic Eye Disease Research fund, go to Diabetes Research.
Richard "Dick" Neiderhauser Fund for research into age-related macular degeneration and allied retinal diseases.
A Neiderhauser plaque and Neiderhauser lapel pin are awarded for a donation of $500.00 or more dollars to fund research into the diagnosis, treatment and cure of age-related macular degeneration and allied retinal diseases (Stargardt's, Best's, etc.).
The Eye Research Fellowship Fund supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their eye research. The fund allows OLERF to provide a small stipend for these students to dedicate a specific amount of time for the eye related research. Currently, an OLERF research fellow is supported at most of the seven research institutions funded in Ohio.
Please write separate checks for Eye Research, Bryan and Fellowship donations. We use different bank accounts for each of these activities, and if the check has more than one type of donation adjustment checks from one account to another have to be written. This is not only confusing and prone to errors, but a comprehensive list of explanatory notes must be kept so the auditor will understand what happened at all steps in the process. So, please write separate checks for each fund contribution.
In addition to designating the right fund, it is very important to give your club and district, if applicable, credit for the contribution. So, whenever you or your club makes a contribution to the Ohio LIONS Eye Research Foundation, PLEASE put on the check:
Make the check out to the Ohio LIONS Eye Research Foundation. All donations should be sent your District OLERF Trustee or sent to the the Ohio LIONS Eye Research Foundation:
Norbert A. Peiker, FAIA, BDB
127 Yorkshire Road
Bellville, OH 44813-1166
Once the donation is received you will receive a Thank You note.
2008 OLERF Annual Report (PDF file)