The Peter Y. Evans, MD, Endowment Fund was established to honor Dr. Evans, who was one of IJCAHPO’s founding members, President from 1980-1981, and its first Executive Vice President from 1981-1995. Dr. Evans established the first formal educational program for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Evans passed away in 2020. The fund provides scholarships for students in the Georgetown University Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program in Washington, DC.
The Charles Douglas Memorial Endowment Fund was established in 1993 to honor Mr. Charles Douglas. Mr. Douglas was a graduate of and the inspiration for the development of the first ophthalmic assistant training program at Georgetown University. The fund provides scholarships for students in the Georgetown University Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program in Washington, DC.
The Marina V. Evans Armstrong Memorial Endowment Fund was established to honor the memory of Ms. Marina (Evans) Armstrong, daughter of Peter Y. Evans, MD, and Helga (Kemp) Evans. Marina graduated from Georgetown University as an ophthalmic technologist and became certified by IJCAHPO as a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT). Marina’s family set up a scholarship fund for students in training programs, in honor of her legacy.
The Budd Appleton, MD, Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1999, honors Dr. Appleton’s strong and positive influence on IJCAHPO as one of its founding members. He served as a Commissioner (1969-80) and President (1974-75). This fund supports scholarships in his name to students in ophthalmic training programs.
The Arthur H. Keeney, MD, Memorial Endowment Fund was established to honor the memory of Dr. Keeney, founder of the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation. Proceeds from this endowment fund are dedicated to scholarships for students in ophthalmic training programs, and special IJCAHPO projects such as education and certification programs in subspecialties.
The Alice O. Gelinas Endowment Fund was established in 1998 to honor her retirement after 18 years as Executive Director of IJCAHPO. Proceeds of the fund are applied to special certification projects initiated by IJCAHPO.