Our Donors 

As Buckeyes, we are bold thinkers, creative problem solvers, and innovative dreamers. Our generous donors pave the way for innovations in education, research, patient care, and global outreach. Thank you to each and every one of our donors for supporting the future of vision care.

Donor_Wall_2021Donor Legacy Wall

Every year the Donor Legacy Wall is updated to honor those who generously gave in the past year and donors who permanently make an impact for our department. It is located in the 5th Floor Lobby at the Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute at Olentangy River Road. Donor names are listed annually in the year following a donation. Members of the Havener Society are given a named plaque which remains permanently.

The Havener SocietyHavener Headshot

Membership of the Havener Society is a prestigious honor reserved for the most impactful donors to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. As a member you will have a permanent name plaque on the Donor Legacy Wall and may be invited to exclusive events. 

The Havener society is named after William Havener, MD,  the first full-time ophthalmologist at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and was chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology from 1959-1961 and 1972-1988. For four decades, he had a single mission: ophthalmology. A distinguished teacher and internationally known author, Dr. Havener was an innovator and skillful surgeon, a thoughtful citizen and, most of all, a caring physician.

The Havener Society Legacy List

 * Indicates deceased

Annual Donors

Recognizing gifts from 2023