Funding Opportunities


For more than 60 years, the mission of Iowa Lions Eye Bank has been to enhance people’s quality of life through the restoration and preservation of sight. Your financial contributions play an important role in making that happen.

Thanks to its many selfless donors and their families, Iowa Lions Eye Bank is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to recover and prepare donated corneal tissue for transplant to patients who need it.

Iowa Lions Eye Bank also conducts important research to help improve surgical techniques and tissue processing. This research can improve outcomes for the 40,000 or more cornea transplant recipients around the country each year – or perhaps help people avoid the need for a transplant in the first place.

Please consider giving to Iowa Lions Eye Bank and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of Iowa Health Care to help find the next generation of treatments and cures for diseases that rob people of their vision.

  • Give online - visit the UI Center for Advancement's website for funding opportunities and options for giving.
  • PDF icon Download and complete our contribution card and mail it along with your gift to the UI Center for Advancement of behalf of Iowa Lions Eye Bank. 

Please mail all items to the following address:

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement 
PO Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550

Contact UI Center for Advancement

Have questions about giving to Iowa Lions Eye Bank? Contact UI Center for Advancement:

Frank Descourouez, Associate Director of Development, Ophthalmology