Visionary Luncheon


President and Mrs. George W. Bush

Friday, March 2, 2018

Omni Hotel – Dallas, Texas


Honorary Chairs: Ruth Altshuler and Gene Jones

Luncheon Chairs: Therese & Chris Rourk and Lisa & Brian Tibbs



This year marks the 35th anniversary of vision research at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest. To celebrate this milestone, we are fortunate to have President and Mrs. George W. Bush speak together at our inaugural Visionary Luncheon on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest depends on community support and donations to fulfill its mission to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment. Each year approximately 2,300 patients ranging from infants to seniors receive in-depth visual testing at no charge to advance our research and clinical trials that result in better treatments for eye disease.


Event Description

Please join us for the inaugural Visionary Luncheon featuring a conversation between President and Mrs. George W. Bush, moderated by multi-Emmy-award-winning journalist, Shelly Slater.

                                                         10:45 am Doors open and Registration begins

                                                         11:30 am Luncheon begins

                                                         11:45 am Program

                                                         1:00 pm Conclude



Tables begin at $5,000 and go to $100,000. Preferred Sponsorship package includes:

                                                        Preferred Seating at Visionary Luncheon

                                                        Invitations to VIP Reception & Photo Opportunity

                                                        Autographed copies of Decision Points or Spoken from the Heart

                                                        Complimentary VIP Valet Parking

                                                        Invitations to February Patron Party


Tickets & Tables

Individual tickets are available at the $500 and $1,000 levels with a limited number of seats available at $250.

A table of 10 is available at $2,500.


Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities



For more information or to reserve a sponsorship, contact:

Jean Buys at 214.363.3911, ext. 109 or

Vanessa Peterson at 214.363.3911, ext. 101 or

2018 Visionary Luncheon

Chairs & Sponsors

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Therese & Chris Rourk

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Lisa & Brian Tibbs

Honorary Chairs

  • Ruth Altshuler
  • Gene Jones


  • Shelly Slater