Financial Support

VLEIF funding comes from two sources:  Investment income and Club and individual donations.

Investment income accounts for 70% of the funds required to support our annual balanced budget of $90,000.

The 30% which comes from clubs and individual donations is absolutely essential if we are to support the Joe Lipomi Memorial Grant (Scholarship) program for legally blind students of the District.

Club and individual donations are also essential to continue updating and maintaining the equipment of the Lions Eye Clinic and the Low Vision Centers.

The funds required to support the demand for scholastic grants is dependent upon club and individual donations.

You may donate to VLEIF in three ways:

1.  VLEIF has been approved for participation in the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area. VLEIF is listed in the "Local Voluntary Agencies" section of the CFC catalog as follows:
AGENCY: Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation Inc. (District 24-L)
CFC Designation Number: 95254

The CFC Program is for Government Employees; however anyone in the private sector who contributes to the UNITED WAY PROGRAM can also designate VLEI as a recipient by write-in with the full name of the organization.

2.  You may now also donate using our new online payment service. Click Zeffy link below of scan QR Code.

Donate through Zeffy!

Zeffy QR Code

3.  Personal Donations may also be sent directly to:
c/o Lion Sandy Armendaris
7623 Virginia Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043-3202
The Virginia Lions Eye Institute wishes to THANK all of it donors, without whom this important work could not be done.