Why Give to the Wilmer Eye Institute?

As the largest department of ophthalmology in the country, the Wilmer Eye Institute has earned international recognition for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked among the finest in the field by their peers. Patients come to Wilmer’s nine locations in Maryland from every state and more than 70 countries to receive the high-quality care associated with our specialized teams.

No single group of faculty has had a greater influence in ophthalmology worldwide. More than 100 Wilmer alumni have gone on to become department chairs at academic medical centers around the world.

As the largest research and academic ophthalmic enterprise in the U.S., Wilmer has teams of clinician-scientists working to find new treatments and cures in the fields of macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye cancers, cataract, Fuchs’ dystrophy and other blinding eye diseases.

Wilmer Eye Institute FAQ

Who can I contact if I have a question about my gift?

Please contact the Wilmer Development Office by email at wildev@jhmi.edu or call us at (410) 955-2020.

Can I still mail a check to make my gift?

Yes, and many thanks for your support. At this time, we are encouraging that gifts be made electronically. Generally, these gifts are received and recognized sooner and more efficiently, especially if mail and other delivery services in the United States are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you would still prefer to mail your check, please use this form and mail your check (made payable to Johns Hopkins University) to:

Attn: Wilmer Eye Institute Gift Processing

Johns Hopkins Medicine

750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202 

If I'm making a gift, can I specify where the gift should go?

Yes. You can direct your gift to any project, faculty member or research area by indicating so on your online giving form or your printable giving form.

Will I receive a receipt for tax purposes after I make my gift?

Yes. We will mail you a tax receipt within two weeks of receiving your gift. If you don’t receive your receipt in this time frame, please contact us at 410-955-2020 or wildev@jhmi.edu.

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