Planned Giving

We encourage members of the community to consider including the foundation in their wills and estates to leave a legacy of impact for our students and early careers. 

Whether donating a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate we encourage you to connect with a tax advisor and with us at your convenience.

For more information please foundation@optica.org

Legacy Donors

The following individuals, families and trusts have indicated the foundation in their wills and estates.

  • William Bridges
  • Gary Bjorklund
  • Charles Clark
  • Stephen Fantone
  • James Fienup
  • Robert A. Fisher
  • David N. and Lisa M. Fittinghoff
  • Joseph A. and Mary A. Giordmaine
  • Joseph Goodman
  • Arthur Guenther*
  • David Hardwick
  • Lambertus Hesselink
  • Susan Houde-Walter
  • Jerald Izatt
  • Grace T. and Robert M. Klonoski
  • Peter Knight
  • Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
  • Choo Hie Lee
  • Sang Soo Lee*
  • Carlos Lopez-Mariscal
  • Duncan Moore
  • G. Michael Morris
  • Peter Moulton
  • Margaret Murnane & Henry Kapteyn
  • Monique Rodriquez
  • Elizabeth Rogan
  • Alexander Sawchuk
  • Seth Schermer
  • Marlan Scully
  • Koichi Shimoda
  • Anthony E. Siegman*
  • Elias Snitzer*
  • Boris Stoicheff*
  • Eric Van Stryland

* Deceased

Sample Language

The following are merely suggested language and should be written or adapted with the guidance of legal counsel.

Sample Language for Remainder of Estate 

"I give, devise and bequeath to the Optica Foundation, Inc. Tax ID 71-0913500, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.  The Optica Foundation may be contacted at 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA +1.202.416.1416."

Sample Language for Specific Amount

"I give, devise and bequeath $____ to the Optica Foundation, Inc. Tax ID 71-0913500.  The Optica Foundation may be contacted at 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA +1.202.416.1416."