GRF receives largest bequest in its history

August 28, 2013

San Francisco-The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) has received a $3 million bequest, the largest gift in its history.

 

San Francisco-The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) has received a $3 million bequest, the largest gift in its history.

The bequest, which was given by Henry Adolph Sutro, DDS, of Oakland, CA, was made in honor of his ophthalmologist, Andrew G. Iwach, MD.

Dr. Iwach is the executive director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco and board chairman of GRF.

“We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Sutro for this remarkable gift,” said Thomas M. Brunner, president and chief executive officer of GRF. “His thoughtful contribution in honor of Dr. Iwach is particularly meaningful, as it is a testament to the quality and excellence of the care and compassion Dr. Iwach provides to all of his patients.”

The bequest will establish the Dr. Henry A. Sutro Family Grant for Research and the Drs. Henry and Frederick Sutro Memorial Lecture.

The lecture will be held each year at the Glaucoma 360 annual meeting. It was created to promote innovation in glaucoma therapy, as well as continuing education program for clinicians to highlight the latest advances in glaucoma management.

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