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UIW receives $11.5 million gift for School of Optometry

Mar 18th, 2011 | Category: Campus News

Rosenberg School of Optometry dedication

Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg gave UIW a major gift of $11.5 million, one of the largest gifts in the country in recent years by a Jewish family to a Catholic institution of higher learning. It is also the largest gift ever received by the university.

To thank the couple for their generous gift, the university named the Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg School of Optometry in their honor. This is the only named school of optometry in the United States.

“We are honored to have the support of Sandra and Stanley as we take this next step in addressing the needs of our community. Through our Mission we believe that the respectful interaction of persons of diverse backgrounds helps us all to grow for the common good,” Dr. Louis Agnese said.

The Mission of the Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg School of Optometry is to educate and prepare future leaders in optometry through excellence in education, patient care, vision research and public service within a context of faith and personal development.

The Rosenbergs are active in both the civic and cultural community in San Antonio and are longtime supporters of the university and its Mission.  This was the Rosenbergs’ second gift to the university.

The newest phase of the optometry program at UIW is the opening of the Eye and Vision Care Clinic at 9725 Datapoint Drive in San Antonio. The clinic opened to the public Jan. 19 and offers comprehensive eye and vision care services to South Texans of all ages. To make an appointment, call 210-283-6800.

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