Tom Pernice Jr.
Tom focuses his charitable efforts on the University of Iowa Foundation, whose mission is to advance the University of Iowa and fulfill the aspirations it seeks. One of the University of Iowa's professors, Dr. Edwin M. Stone, is researching Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, the same degenerative genetic disorder Tom's daughter Brooke has that causes her blindness. Dr. Stone's clinical trials have led people with LCA to regain their vision in the past few years. By supporting Dr. Stone's research, Tom hopes Brooke and others with that disorder may regain their sight.
Tom supports the following charities and causes: