Tribute giving is a thoughtful and meaningful way to show how much you care. Because macular degeneration is genetic and affects so many individuals and families around the world, we get numerous inquiries about making MVRF the beneficiary of memorial or honorary gifts.







Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to memorialize the passing of a loved one or celebrate the birthday or anniversary of someone close to you while having a lasting impact.

Here is some helpful information:

  • Although not necessary, please consider notifying us so that we may inform you of all donations we receive
  • Include verbiage such as “In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations be made to The Macula Vision Research Foundation, 100 Front St, Suite 300, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428.
  • We will also send you giving envelopes to make it easier for people to mail in donations as requested
  • Gifts made to MVRF are 100% tax deductible and every donation goes directly to fund the research

 Questions about tribute giving?

Tribute gifts have a significant impact on our fundraising every year and we are grateful to families who select us as their charity of choice. Thank you!

“My father, a life-long Pennsylvania resident and macular degeneration patient for many years, recently passed away. Dad was a very practical and frugal, hard-working man, and was not impressed with bouquets of flowers that wither and die in a few days. So to honor his memory we asked family and friends to do something more lasting and meaningful, and proposed donations to MVRF in lieu of flowers for his funeral.”

MVRF Donor