William T. Koch, COA, COE, CPC has worked in the field of ophthalmology for 32 years. He is the Administrative Director of Texas Retina Associates in Dallas, Texas. He is also the immediate past president of the ASOA Board of Directors.
Bill has been a generous supporter of the Foundation, taking the rare step of making a monthly, recurring donation as part of our Sustainers Circle. Foundation Staff caught up with Bill to find out why he gives.
Foundation Staff: How did you first hear about the Foundation?
Bill: I first became aware of the ASCRS Foundation and the wonderful work they do as part of my role with the ASOA Board of Directors.
Foundation Staff: Why did you decide to donate?
Bill: The decision was very easy. The gift of sight is one of the most precious gifts that anyone can give or receive! I was also inspired by Dr. David and Mrs. Victoria Chang, and their Chang Humanitarian Award. Their commitment, dedication, and generosity is truly inspiring.
Foundation Staff: Why do you feel it is important to offer charitable cataract surgery?
Bill: Not everyone can possess the gift of sight for medical or other reasons. To offer sight to those that have the capability is a profound opportunity to do what is right.
Foundation Staff: What would you tell someone thinking about making their first gift?
Bill: As a manager I lost touch with our true professional mission. The ASCRS Foundation has reminded me that what we do is extremely important and lifesaving. It will provide you with a sense of gratitude like no other. Not only for the people the Foundation is helping but for your own gifts in life.
To join Bill as a monthly giver, visit www.ascrsfoundation.org/donation and check the “Make this a recurring gift” box. Your credit card is safely stored, and your gift is automatically deducted each month. Foundation staff will provide you with a summary of your giving each year – and you will never receive a solicitation from us in the mail!