We are very proud to announce that the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation’s Circle of Vision program has reached its 10thanniversary. We would like to extend our gratitude to our Pan-American leaders in ophthalmology that support the Pan-American’s mission of providing lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists to improve patient care.
With the support of the PAOF, we have had very successful PAAO events worldwide and our collaborations are larger than ever. The PAAO is more and more the organization that you want to belong to, if you want to network!
The word philanthropy comes from Ancient Greek φιλανθρωπία (philanthrōpía) ‘love of humanity’, from phil– “love, fond of” and anthrōpos” humankind, mankind”. Philanthropy involves charitable giving to worthy causes on a large scale, but it is much more than just a charitable donation. Philanthropy is an effort an individual or organization undertakes based on an altruistic desire to improve human welfare, and wealthy individuals sometimes establish private foundations to facilitate their philanthropic efforts.