Giving

Our donors are essential partners in changing the way people see the world. Your decision to support optometric education and improve access to eye care through NECO directly impacts our students, the patients they serve, and the future of optometry.

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Make a Gift. Make a Difference.

Your gift of any size makes a direct impact on the lives of our students and the communities we serve. Any amount will help us to continue training students in compassionate care at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism. 

Be a Part of NECO's Mission

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the NECO community. From recurring monthly contributions that fit your budget to planned giving options, we hope to make giving accessible for all our community members. Regardless of when or what you share with us, you may chose where your gift goes or give to our general NECO Fund.  

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Photo courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind and Michael Brook

Why Your Gift Matters

Your contributions make a big difference in the lives of our students—and in the quality of our academic, clinical, and research programs. When you give to NECO, you give to our mission of changing the way people see the world. 

Your Gifts in Action

Your decision to support optometric education has an immediate impact on our students, the patients served through our clinical network, and the research underway in NECO’s labs. A gift to NECO is more than a gift to the school—it’s an investment in the future of eye care.

  • 67,500

    Patients Annually

    NECO Doctors and students provided eye care through community health centers.

  • 30+

    Years

    NECO's low vision clinic has been serving individuals with complex vision needs.

  • 85%

    Students Receiving Aid

    Financial aid broadens accessibility to a NECO optometric education.

Make a Gift. Make a Difference.

You may choose to have your gift go toward any of the following funds: area of greatest need (NECO Fund), clinical research, clinical training and education, patient assistance, or other. 

Get in Touch

Questions about planned gifts? Interested in establishing a scholarship? Our development team is ready to answer your questions about giving to NECO.

Development Office