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Donate online today by clicking here, or you may print and return our donation form. OSA matches each gift 100% in addition to covering all labor and overhead costs. This means your gift has twice the impact and all funds go directly to programming.

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

For information on other ways to support the OSA Foundation, please contact the Foundation at 1.202.416.1944 or email foundation@osa.org.

The Employer Identification Number (EIN) for The OSA Foundation is 71-0913500.

Cedric Lam, Google, USA

Cedric Lam, Google, USA

"I support the programs that cultivate the future leaders in our community by donating to the OSAF’s annul fund. These programs bring people together who are just entering the optics field from all over the world. The OSAF provides the tools to prepare students and early career professionals with leadership and business skills that match their technical expertise."

"I give to the foundation in celebration of the enthusiasm of the society’s student members and chapters. Annual fund programs help students connect with mentors and each other around the globe—especially through the International OSA Network of Students (IONS) conferences."

Ursula Gibson, NTNU, Norway

Ursula Gibson, NTNU, Norway

Elisa Hurwitz, Currently LLC, USA

Elisa Hurwitz, Currently LLC, USA

"I loved participating in the Innovation School, which is supported by its annual fund. In 2019, I was a participant and used the skills I learned there to advance my career. Then, in 2020, I had the privilege of helping others by returning as a mentor to work with an incredibly diverse and talented group of students and young professionals. I have started to donate to the foundation myself, so we can continue and grow these programs and empower the next generation to expand their skills and innovate."

"Training the next generation of students has always been important to me, but the challenge has become personal with my son Daniel entering 10th grade. I was pleased to be able to teach a class to 100 students at the Siegman School this past summer. In addition to my time, I donate to the OSA Foundation every year to support their critical work connecting students to the world of engineering and research."

Jim Kafka, MKS Instruments / Spectra-Physics

Jim Kafka, MKS Instruments / Spectra Physics

Jack Bufton, Global Science & Technology, USA

Jack Bufton, Global Science & Technology, USA

"My entire professional life has been enabled by OSA membership, publications, meetings, and committees.  No monetary donation can pay back for all that I received, but I donate to the OSA Foundation so that others may be inspired and granted opportunity to join this outstanding international science community and find their life's work and encouragement among those driven by community and scientific truth."

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Tax ID (EIN): 71-0913500.

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