Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 Visionary Luncheon

Our Luncheon Co-Chairs, Kristy & Patrick Sands and Amy & Paul Wilson, along with Honorary Chair Lyda Hill, are thrilled to announce our featured speaker is Admiral William H. McRaven, retired four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas (UT) system. During his time in the U.S. Navy, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Admiral McRaven is also the #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of “Make Your Bed” based on his 2014 UT Commencement Speech that received worldwide attention.

Admiral McRaven will draw on his 37 years of service as a Navy SEAL to provide exceptional leadership insights in a moderated conversation. He will captivate the audience with stories from personal experience, lessons learned, how to make the world a better place, and the importance of never giving up.

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. | Omni Dallas Hotel

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest’s Visionary Luncheon attracts our community’s most influential men and women, businesses, and foundations. We hope you will join us for our second annual Visionary Luncheon to raise funds in support of our mission to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment. Sponsorships for the Visionary Luncheon begin at $5,000. For event-related inquires related, please contact  Vanessa Peterson at 214.363.3911, ext. 101 or


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2019 Visionary Luncheon

Join us March 1, 2019

Honorary Chair

Lyda Hill


Luncheon Co-Chairs

Amy and Paul Wilson

Luncheon Co-Chairs

Kristy and Patrick Sands

2019 Host Committee

Libby & Al Allred
Val Imm Bashour
Diane Boddy
Pam & Keith Braley
Kaye Burkhardt
David Callanan, MD
Angela V. Choquette
Lisa & Clay Cooley
Mary Lee Cox
Claudia & Rick Ferrara
Ellen & Paul Flowers
Linda L. Burk, MD & John R. Gilmore, MD

Donna & Lou Grabowsky
Martha & Doug Hawthorne
Caroline Rose Hunt
Margaret & Douglas Hunt
Nancy & Herbert Hunt
Bill & Sue Hutton
Gene Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Jones
Ramona Jones
Judy & Harold Kaye
Jeanne & Mickey Klein
Lottye & Bobby Lyle
Sara & David F. Martineau

Bobbi & Richard Massman
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McEvoy Jr.
Helen K. & Robert G. McGraw
Vinette & Mike Montgomery
Alice & Erle Nye
Phyllis & Bobby Ray
Nancy & Stephen Rogers
Therese & Chris Rourk
Gayle Sands
Marjorie B. Waters
Jill Wilkinson
Liana & Jeff Yarckin

Inventor Sponsor

Transformer Sponsor

Judy & Harold Kaye

Accelerator Sponsors

Faye Briggs

Sue & William Hutton

Illuminator Sponsors

Diane Boddy/Jeanne Klein

Phyllis & Bobby Ray

Explorer Sponsors

Physicians of Cornea Associates of Texas

Vinette & Mike Montgomery

Liana and Jeffrey Yarckin

*Sponsors to date 11.06.18