Help The Eye Bank of Kentucky assist others by making a financial contribution today. If you or your organization would like to offer a cash contribution, simply make your check payable to The Eye Bank of Kentucky.
Eye Bank of Kentucky
10160 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223
Please call the Eye Bank at 502-290-5330 if you have any questions about the giving options below.
Judy Tincher Charitable Tissue Fund
Judy Tincher Charitable Tissue Fund: Judy Tincher was a wife, mother, and grandmother who passed away in February 2018. She was a retired clinical dietitian and food service manager of Saint Joseph Hospital. After retiring, Judy became very active in the community through the Lexington Lioness Club, Alzheimer’s Best Friend Program and much more. Over her lifetime, Judy had 20 eye surgeries/procedures which included 3 cataract surgeries, 5 cornea transplants, 2 detached retinas and 10 surgeries for glaucoma, along with monthly removal of eyelashes that grew in instead of out. Despite all these challenges with her vision, she never complained, asked “why me” or slowed in her work or volunteering. Upon her passing, the Judy Tincher Charitable Tissue Fund was established in her memory through a very generous contribution. The monies of this fund are restricted, only to be used for the purpose of providing charitable ocular tissue or services to the medically under-insured or non-insured, throughout the Eye Bank of Kentucky (EBKY) service area. When a local doctor calls the Eye Bank because his or her patient is in need of a cornea transplant but doesn’t have the resources to pay, the Eye Bank provides gratis (or donated) tissue to support their surgery. The Eye Bank believes the ability to pay should never be a barrier to a person’s ability to see. Requests for gratis tissue continue to increase, and the Eye Bank needs financial support to provide quality tissue for those in need.
Gift of Hope Research Fund
This fund is for research tissue to advance the education and expand the capabilities of EBKY labs and partner surgeons on ocular care.
Funds support the purchase of equipment used in the clinical library. The fund also supports purchases of innovative equipment used to keep up in the ever-changing world of eye banking.
After providing for your loved ones, consider making a lasting difference by making a gift to the Eye Bank of Kentucky in your will. Consult your attorney, tax advisor or financial advisor before making a bequest.
For your convenience, we’ve provided language you may use in your estate plan:
“I give, devise and bequeath to The Eye Bank of Kentucky, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in Louisville, KY, EIN 81-4274526, [insert here the sum or percentage] for its unrestricted general use and purposes.”