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Major Donor Appreciation

The OSA Foundation’s ability to inspire young minds, support optics students and recognize excellence would not be possible without the support of our generous donors.  Gifts from OSA Members, family members, industry partners, award recipients and the philanthropic community have allowed The Foundation to implement global programs that further the science and technology of light.  All gifts are tax-deductible for US donors.

The Optics Circle is the Foundation’s recognition program for major donors.  We honor contributors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to our programs and activities. 

In appreciation of this group’s commitment and leadership, Optics Circle members are invited to special events during the year, receive mention in OPN magazine and are listed on

Optics Circle Membership Levels:

: US$100,000 and above over the past 10 years
Diamond: US$15,000 or more 
Ruby:      US$5,000 or more
Sapphire: US$2,500 - $4,999
Quartz:   US $1,000 - $2,499


OSA Foundation

Appreciation Video