Current Campaigns

Current Campaigns


Inspire Students

Recognize Excellence

James Gordon Speakership

OSA Foundation donors inspire young minds, support today's optics and photonics students, and recognize excellence.  Our programs are created and funded by the generosity of individuals and companies within the community. 
Without your donations, we cannot do the important work and have the impact we do.

The Annual Campaign

Learn MoreThe OSA Foundation’s Annual Campaign raises critical funding to support our annual philanthropic programs. 100% of donor funds are currently used for program support, not administrative expenses.

The Tingye Li Innovation Prize

Learn MoreWe are currently soliciting donations to fund an endowment for the Tingye Li Innovation Prize.  This award will honor the global impact Dr. Tingye Li made to the field of optics and photonics and recognize top-performing youth professionals in the optical communications field who have demonstrated innovation in their research submitted for consideration during the OFC Conference. 

The James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership Endowment

Learn MoreWe are currently soliciting donations to fund an endowment for the James P. Gordon Memorial Speakership.  Established in 2014, in memory of Dr. Gordon, this program will recognize his outstanding contributions in the field of Quantum Optics and recognize a CLEO invited speaker who has contributed significantly to the field of Quantum Optics.  Presentations will be recorded and added to our online education resource library.

The Siegman International School on Lasers Student Support Fund

Learn MoreThe Siegman International School on Lasers Student Support Fund is currently accepting donations to fund student travel, tuition reimbursement and awards for 2014 program attendees. This school will bring together up to 100 of the world’s brightest graduate students each year to learn from academic and industry leaders.  

The Foundation relies on private donations to provide educational resources and career development programs each year. 

Your gift will provide valuable programs & resources for the next generation. For a limited time your donation will be matched 100% by OSA, allowing your gift to count twice. 

Interested in volunteering?  The OSA Foundation is always looking for volunteers. To find out more contact us.