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.

                                                         10:30 am Doors open and Registration begins

                                                         11:30 am Luncheon begins

                                                         11:45 am Program

                                                         1:00 pm Conclude



Sponsorships begin at $5,000 and go to $100,000.

The print inclusion deadline for the invitations is December 15, 2017.

The print inclusion deadline for the program is February 16, 2018.

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 Online Reservations

Click Here for PDF Sponsorship Form



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

Honorary Co-Chairs

Ruth Altshuler

Honorary Co-Chairs

Gene Jones





Luncheon Co-Chairs

Therese & Chris Rourk

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Lisa & Brian Tibbs

Host Committee

Betty & James Baird

Val Imm Bashour

Faye C. Briggs

Kaye Burkhardt

Kim & David Callanan, MD

Lisa & Clay Cooley

Bill Cox

Emily & Joe Cox

Mary Lee Cox

Lissie & Steve Donosky

Linda Burk & John Gilmore

Donna & Louis Grabowsky

Lyda Hill

Kim & Don Himes

Kathryn & Don Houseman

Jolie & Bart Humphrey


Caroline Rose Hunt

Nancy & Herbert Hunt

Margaret & Douglas Hunt

Sue & William Hutton, MD

Judy & Harold Kaye, MD

Karen & Donald Key

Joyce & Larry Lacerte

Lottye & Bobby B. Lyle

Sara & David Martineau

Bobbi & Richard Massman

Lynn & Allan McBee

Sharon & Mike McCullough

Margaret McDermott

Helen & Robert G. McGraw

Debbie Meyer

Vinette & Mike Montgomery

Isabell Novakov


Lydia & Dan Novakov

Alice & Erle Nye

T. Boone Pickens

Aileen & Jack Pratt

Susan & Randall Ray

Nancy & Steve Rogers

Amanda & Brint Ryan

Deborah Ryan

Kristy & Patrick Sands

Christa & Ketric Sanford

Linda & Les Secrest, MD

Patty & Tom G. Shires, MD

Dyann Skelton

Patty Jo & John Turner

Donna & Herb Weitzman

Cheri & Rob Weyman

Bobbi & Roscoe (Fred) White

Amy & Paul Wilson

Diamond Sponsor

  • ORIX Foundation/ Amy & Paul Wilson

Crystal Sponsor

  • Judy & Harold Kaye

Platinum Sponsor

  • Faye Briggs
  • The Kaye Family Foundation
  • Helen K. & Robert G. McGraw

Gold Sponsors

  • Kim & David Callanan, MD
  • Linda L. Burk, MD & John Gilmore, MD
  • Karen & Donald Key
  • Bobbi & Richard Massman
  • The Rosewood Corporation

Flowers Sponsor

  • Texas Retina Associates

Silver Sponsors

  • Calvert Collins-Bratton & Vince Bratton
  • Dallas Fan Fares
  • DoubleTree Love Field
  • Penni & Mike Hansen
  • Sue & Bill Hutton, MD
  • Lottye & Bobby Lyle
  • The Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation

*Sponsors to date 11-14-2017