Children’s Eye Foundation is Kicking It Up a Notch! – Children's Eye Foundation of AAPOS

Children’s Eye Foundation is Kicking It Up a Notch!


At this year’s annual AAPOS meeting in Nashville, the Children’s Eye Foundation is kicking it up a notch!  As they say, when in Tennessee…. have a Country Shindig!  This will be a special evening to celebrate the champions and visionaries of pediatric ophthalmology as we recognize this year’s Parks Silver Medal recipient, Dr. Al Sommer, the Bronze Medal recipient, Dr. Edward Wilson and remember the incomparable Dr. George Beauchamp.  The festivities will be at the Country Music Hall of Fame with music by Mike Wootan and Montana Swing — country attire is highly encouraged — there may even be a prize for best outfit!

Make plans to join us at this special fundraising event to honor these important individuals and support the current programs of your Foundation.  Tickets include food, drink, music, and tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  All you need to do is come and have fun! The event is Monday April 3, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Ticket levels:

$100 – Admittance to the event, no tax deduction/contribution

$250 – Fully tax deductible donation, admittance to the event, and a bandanna to recognize your generous contribution

$500 – To honor George Beauchamp, inclusive of above benefits plus recognition on the donor honor roll displayed at the event and at the AAPOS meeting.

>$500 – To honor our pioneers in Pediatric Ophthalmology and support your Foundation, inclusive of all above benefits and recognitions.

To register, click on this link – grab your friends and don’t delay. Tickets are almost sold out! (maximum capacity of 250).  Please email the Foundation’s Director of Development, Jennifer Anderson, with any questions:

See you in Nashville!

If your Fellowship Group is interested in making this event your Fellowship reunion, please submit your information in the “Contact Us” section below or contact

Jennifer Anderson directly.

Future blog topics:

  • Parent portal testimonial and Little Ambassador testimonial
  • Miller Travel grant recipient testimonials
  • Emma video and pediatrician email to MJ about great information
  • Stories about Tyler, Bruce, LazyEye Photographer/Zach (adding depth to life) and David’s story (benefit of early treatment)
  • Greta Dallas news story
  • Baby Leo – hopefully!
  • Share worthy content: Screen Eyes Early infographic; Spot the Signs PDF, etc…
  • Board member profiles: “In their own words – why I serve”
  • A Purposeful Past  – pre-anniversary post
  • GRB Tribute Gift Post
  • All 2016 Individual donors by category Blog post

In 2020 we will celebrate CEF’s 50th birthday!  50 years ago, the founding fathers of CEF and AAPOS purposefully gathered experts in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus together with extraordinary people devoted to improving the welfare of children and of adults with strabismus.  Their goal was to pursue a shared vision to save life and sight – to create the Children’s Eye Foundation, the official foundation of AAPOS.

Since 1970, as a result of this purposeful gathering of expert physicians and experienced philanthropic partners, CEF has raised over $3 million in funding and implemented programs that have supported pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert training, education and research, and provided public education to promote early detection and expert care of vision-threatening eye diseases.

Today, CEF’s mission and our unwavering focus are the same as in 1970: to be a leading public voice promoting early detection of eye conditions in children through the trustworthy authority of AAPOS, and to foster the education and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus experts so that children can get the best care possible – to eliminate preventable blindness.