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Endowed Professorship

In 2011, the Board explored the feasibility and desirability of establishing an endowed professorship program at a leading research university or teaching hospital focusing on ophthalmic education. Preliminary groundwork proved positive and in 2012 the President formed a committee of Board members to further explore this idea.

Advantages to the Foundation of endowing a professorship identified by the committee included the fact that an endowed professorship would be consistent with the Foundation's mission, it would provide a perpetual benefit to the Foundation from a one-time investment, it would promote visibility of the Foundation, and it would create a new partnership legacy for the Foundation. Advantages to the institution identified by the committee included the fact that an endowed professorship would provide the institution with a financial resource, it would be consistent with the institution's mission statement, and it would provide publicity for the institution.

The following Endowed Professorships were all approved by the Board, committing $2 Million with the institution matching dollar for dollar.

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August 2013
"Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., Professor in Ophthalmology Research"
to
Michael Brodsky, M.D.
at
The Mayo Clinic
Campuses in Rochester, MN; Phoenix, AZ; and Jacksonville, FL

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August 2015
"Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., Professor of Ophthalmology"
to
Thomas McCarthy Bosley, M.D.
at
The Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

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August 2017
"Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., Presidential Chair in Ophthalmology"
at
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX