KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EYE FOUNDATION

Report
“A Masonic Charity”
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To improve vision through research, education,
and supporting access to care
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To fulfill this mission, the Knights Templar Eye
Foundation, Inc. annually invites eligible
investigators to submit applications for
ophthalmology research grants for the award
period which normally runs from July 1 to June
30
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 The
Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
was founded by the Grand Encampment in
1955
 Earliest
goal was to correct strabismus or
“crossed eyes” in children
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 Since
its founding in 1955 over $139 million
has been expended on research, patient
care, and education
 Over
$19 million in grants have been
awarded to researchers working in the fields
of ophthalmology and ophthalmologic
genetics
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The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. is a
Maryland Corporation governed by a Board of
Trustees comprised of the six elected officers
of the Grand Encampment, all past Grand
Masters of the Grand Encampment, and six
trustees-at-large elected from and by the
membership of the Grand Encampment for 9
year terms
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The KTEF, Inc. is exempt from federal income
taxation under IRC § 501(c)3 and individual
contributions are deductible under IRC § 170
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The KTEF, Inc. is committed to support
research that can help launch the careers of
clinical or basic researchers committed to the
prevention or cure of potentially blinding
diseases in infants, children, and adults. We
support clinical or basic research on conditions
that can or may eventually be treated or
prevented
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EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
 Amblyopia
 Cataract
 Glaucoma
 Optic nerve hypoplasia
 Retinopathy of prematurity
 Ocular malformations
 Nystagmus
 Hereditary diseases such as retinal
dystrophies and retinoblastoma
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 Career-starter
Research Grants – Up to
$60k/grant – Applicants must be at the
beginning of their careers and must have
received M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent
 Competitive
Renewal Grants – Up to
$60K/grant to extend the original grant
project for one additional year if the data
warrant
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 Training
Mentors for Developing Countries
(TMDC) Fellowship – Annual stipend of $60k –
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has
identified a significant need for well-trained
pediatric ophthalmology faculty in
developing countries – Recipients agree to
return to their native countries to practice
pediatric ophthalmology for a minimum of 5
years and, to the extent possible, train
residents in that country
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A list of those receiving Career-starter
Research Grants, Competitive Renewal Grants,
and institutions receiving grants for FY 2012-13
is located on our website –
www.knightstemplar.org/ktef
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
Career-starter Grants
51 applications
19 approved
$1,135,771
Competitive Renewal Grants
16 applications
8 approved
$476,000
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TOTAL – 27 Grants -- $1,611,171
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Training Mentors in Developing Countries
0 applications
0 approved
EyeCare America -- $250,000
TOTAL FY 2012-13 Research and Education
Expenditures
$1,861,171
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The KTEF, Inc. has a long-standing partnership
with the Foundation of the American Academy
of Ophthalmology. The KTEF co-sponsors the
Academy’s EyeCare America program which
provides eye care at no cost to those who
qualify. Through its Online Referral Center, the
Seniors EyeCare Program offers two types of
services based on qualifications
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Service I for:
◊ US citizens or legal residents
◊ Age 65 or older
◊ Have not seen an EyeMD in 3 or more yrs
◊ Do not belong to an HMO or have eye care
through the Veterans Administration
Service II for:
◊ US citizens and legal residents
◊ Increased risk of glaucoma (determined by
age, race, and family history)
◊ Those who have not had an eye exam in 12
months or more
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 Visit
www.eyecareamerica.org for additional
information
 Eyeglasses,
prescription drugs, hospital
services, and fees of other medical
professionals are excluded
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 Pediatric
Ophthalmology Education Center
ONE® Network: The Ophthalmic News and
Education Network
 The Foundation of the American Academy of
Ophthalmology (FAAO) is committed to
reducing avoidable blindness by:
◊ Eliminating lack of ophthalmic education as
a contributor to global blindness
◊ Speeding education of new knowledge,
technology, and treatments
◊ Ensuring educational foundation for next
generation of ophthalmologists
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Enhancing clinical relevance within
subspecialties and geographic areas
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Launched ONE® Network in November 2007
with a $12m investment – Program includes:
◊ Comprehensive Ophthalmic Education
Portal
◊ Users can access a single knowledge portal
◊ Quality content (vetted)
◊ Rapid access to knowledge
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◊ Virtual skills transition center addresses
the need for:
◦ Resident and fellow education
◦ Mid-career acquisition of new skills
◦ International training in less developed
countries
◊ Improvement in outcomes for pediatric
patients
◊ Create extensive simulation library
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In recognition of a gift of $250,000 and either
an annual maintenance fee or establishment of
a named endowed fund to fund maintenance,
the Foundation of the American Academy of
Ophthalmology will name the ONE® Network
pediatric ophthalmology subspecialty center:
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.,
Pediatric Ophthalmology Center
in perpetuity
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
Advantages to KTEF of endowing a
professorship
◊ Consistent with KTEF mission
◊ KTEF perpetual benefit from one-time
investment
◊ KTEF receives publicity
◊ Creates a new KTEF partnership legacy
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 Advantages
to the endowed institution
◊ Provides institution with a financial
resource
◊ Consistent with the institution’s mission
statement
◊ Publicity for the institution
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A
committee developed guidelines for
selection of an institution to partner with to
establish an endowed professorship
◊ Institution has a premier reputation
◊ Senior faculty member
◊ Guarantee by institution that
endowment permanently on-going,
the endowment will be used
exclusively for research, and there
will be on-going recognition of KTEF
partnership
◊ Annual report to KTEF
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Committee investigated several premier
ophthalmology institutions to develop a
recommendation to the board on the best partner for
the KTEF
 Factors included:
◊ Type of institution
◊ Geographic location
◊ Premier ophthalmology reputation
◊ Premier reputation in other medical fields
◊ Access to specialists in other disciplines
◊ Publish national medical journal
◊ Provide matching funds
◊ Purpose for which fund income used
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◊ Title of endowed professorship –
(recognition)
◊ Selector of endowed professorship
◊ Review professor’s productivity
◊ Tenure for professor
◊ Recognition and reports
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Based upon a comparison of these factors the
Committee on Endowed Professorships
recommended and the Board subsequently
approved committing $2million to establish
the:
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EYE FOUNDATION, INC.,
PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY RESEARCH
at
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THE MAYO CLINIC
Rochester, MN
Phoenix, AZ
Jacksonville, FL
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Grants
$2,000,000
International fellowships
$300,000
Seniors Eyecare Program
$250,000
FAAO One® Network Program $250,000
Endowed Professorship
$2,000,000
$4,800,000
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 Annual
assessment
 Charitable contributions
 Fund-raising activities
 Memorials
 Wills and bequests
 Donations from endowment funds or similar
sources
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 LIFE
SPONSOR --$30.00 – SK’s only
 ASSOCIATE
 PATRON
PATRON -- $50.00 – Any individual
or organization
-- $100.00 – Any ind. or org.
 GRAND
COMMANDER’S CLUB -- $100.00 – Ind.
 GRAND
MASTER’S CLUB -- $1,000.00 – Ind.
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 MEMORIALS
– Donations in memory of a
deceased individual
 HONORARY GIFTS – Donations in honor of a
living person in recognition of service or
friendship
 GOLDEN CHALICE -- $10,000
 SWORD OF MERIT -- $25,000
 PERMANENT DONOR FUNDS
 SIGHT CRUSADER – Designation of KTEF in will
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 PURPOSE
– To supplement the income of the
KTEF through bequests, gifts, endowments,
etc. to assist the Foundation in fulfilling its
mission
 TIME
FRAME – October 1 – April 30 annually
 NOTE
– Will bequests count in annual
campaign
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 38th
-- $921,483.11
 39th -- $1,281,441.15
 40th -- $1,344,819.06
 41st -- $1,005,161.86
 42nd -- $2,140,480.18
 43rd -- $1,208,202.66
 44th -- $2,552,318.89
 45th -- $1,379,456.13
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 64th
Triennial -- $3,631,421
 65th
Triennial -- $5,901,000
 66th
Triennial -- $1,379,456 (to date)
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 No.
1 – Indiana --
$257,328 ($240,000)
 No.
2 – Ohio --
$167,729 ($75,776)
 No.
3 – California --
$156,275 ($105,102)
 No.4
 No.
– Texas --
$105,991 ($31,460)
5 – Pennsylvania -- $62,129
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 No.
1 -- Indiana --
$69.08
 No.
2 – Utah --
$48.51
 No.
3 – California --
$43.79
 No.
4 – Nevada --
$22.93
 No.
5 – District of Columbia -- $22.10
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IMPORTANT – Wills and bequests can be the
best source of growth for the Foundation and
must be encouraged by officers of the Grand
Commanderies and Grand Encampment when
speaking about the KTEF. NEVER miss an
opportunity to stress this important
opportunity to grow our Foundation.
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 Ask
our members to include the KTEF in their
wills and estate plans
 Ask them to contact their attorney now to
add the KTEF as beneficiary of their estate
 Ideas for giving include:
◊ Direct gifts in a will
◊ Income from trusts
◊ Remainders of wills and trusts
◊ Insurance policies
◊ Securities
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 Contact
our office for “how to” advice
 Contact
our office to be designated as a
SIGHT CRUSADER, one who has included the
KTEF in his estate plan
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Robert W. Bigley
Office Administrator/Assistant Secretary
Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.
1033 Long Prairie Road, Suite 5
Flower Mound, TX 75022-4230
Phone: 214.888.0220
Fax: 214.888.0230
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.knightstemplar.org/ktef
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We will make our mark in the eye community
by preventing blindness in future generations
through research and education
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In the past we could help one person one time
In the future we will help generations to come
through research and education
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To improve vision through research, education,
and supporting access to care
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