Richard A. Perritt had a remarkable career. He performed eye surgeries on two popes and several international dignitaries, and he was responsible for several breakthroughs as an ophthalmologist. For 35 years, Ron Tyrpin served as his investment adviser.
When Dr. Perritt died in 1991, Ron and his wife, Diane, began to serve as trustees of the newly established Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation, which funds numerous projects close to the heart of Dr. Perritt – pioneering ophthalmology research, education, children’s health care, and senior programs.
John Tyrpin, Ron and Diane’s son, and his family now run the Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation. Following the ALS diagnosis of John’s close friend and fraternity brother Cory in 2016, he witnessed firsthand the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s work and commitment to fighting ALS, and our support of those living with ALS and their families, including Cory and his family:
“I had the chance to see the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s actions directly through their support of my good friend Cory. Their actions were a huge benefit to him and his family during his fight against ALS. I thank them for that and will be an ally for their cause.”
We are grateful to the Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation for providing funding towards our support services to provide education, resources, and care to people living with ALS and their families.