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Victory in Sight

Each year, the highly anticipated Evening of Vision Gala brings together elegance, excitement and support by the Palm Beach community in celebration of Bascom Palmer. “Victory in Sight,” the 38th annual gala, paid tribute to the Institute’s many achievements since its founding, as well as its exciting future as the premier eye care center in the nation. Guests also celebrated the Lois Pope Center for Retinal & Macular Degeneration Research recently opened on Bascom Palmer’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, ushering in a new era of collaborative, cutting-edge research on retinal diseases. The ribbon-cutting of the new center was held on January 15, 2020.

Lois Pope, who donated $12 million for the Research Center at the 2018 Evening of Vision Gala, chaired the 2019 event. Honorary Chairs were James Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui. Bascom Palmer extends its gratitude to Grand Gala Patrons Lois Pope, Frank Chopin and Kathleen Ford, Christy and Earl Powell, and the Caroline and Alitza Weiss Family Foundation. Special thanks to Gala Patrons Raysa and Alfonso Fanjul, Findlay Galleries Inc., Michelle and Howard Kessler, McNulty Charitable Foundation, Pietrafesa family, Ari Rifkin, Irvin Saltzman Family Foundation, and Suzy and Jack Welch.The 2020 gala will be held February 28, at The Breakers Palm Beach.

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