Donate and make an impact

Your contribution supports training, mentoring, scholarships and professional development programs benefiting the next generation of innovators and leaders in optics and photonics.

  • Donate online 

    Optica matches each gift 100% in addition to covering all labor and overhead costs.

  • Contact us 

    To discuss legacy and planned giving.

Donate online

Access our donation form, select a fund and make your contribution to the next generation-- single and recurring options available.

Planned Giving

Explore how you can name the foundation in your will and estate and continue to support students and early career professionals.

Annual Fund

Our general fund for opportunities reviewed and approved annually by the board of directors.

Annual Donors

Our most recent contributors who are enabling programs and opportunities for the next generation.

Lifetime Donors

Our highest-level donors have laid the framework for the opportunities we offer since the foundation's inception.

Foundation | Impact

Meet our annual donors

A listing of those who have contributed recently to foundation programs supporting students and early career professionals. All amounts are in US$.

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Linda Smith
Foundation | Impact

Recognizing our lifetime donors

Our highest level donors--both individuals and companies--whose generosity has strengthened our ability to serve our community since the foundation's inception in 2002. All amounts are US$.

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Janet Fender

US Tax ID (EIN): 71-0913500

Contributions to the Optica Foundation, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible as provided by law. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES (800-435-7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION.