Visionary Luncheon


President and Mrs. George W. Bush

Friday, March 2, 2018

Omni Hotel – Dallas, Texas


In Loving Memory of Ruth Altshuler

Honorary Chair: Gene Jones

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


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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 had 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 event was moderated by multi-Emmy-award-winning journalist, Shelly Slater. Our emcee was the Chairman/CEO of the Emmy Award-winning video/television production and A/V event company, Murray Media, Scott Murray.

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.

2018 Visionary Luncheon

Chairs & Sponsors

In Loving Memory of

Ruth Altshuler

Honorary Chair

Gene Jones





Luncheon Chairs

Therese & Chris Rourk

Luncheon 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 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

Mrs. Eugene McDermott

Helen & Robert G. McGraw

Debbie Meyer

Vinette & Mike Montgomery

Isabell Novakov


Lydia & Dan Novakov

Alice & Erle Nye

T. Boone Pickens

Aileen & Jack Pratt

Phyllis & Bobby Ray

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 and Amy & Paul Wilson

Crystal Sponsor

  • Judy & Harold Kaye

Platinum Sponsor

  • Faye Briggs
  • Gene & Jerry Jones Family
  • The Kaye Family Foundation
  • Helen K. & Robert G. McGraw
  • Bridget Russell

Emerald Sponsor

  • Lyda Hill

Gold Sponsors

  • Val Imm Bashour
  • Kim & David Callanan, M.D.
  • Jan Richey & Tom Lamphere
  • Linda L. Burk, M.D. & John Gilmore, M.D.
  • The Greystone Foundation
  • Nancy & Herbert Hunt
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • Mr. & Mrs. Donald Key
  • Lynne & Deacon Marek
  • Richard & Bobbi Massman
  • The Perot Foundation
  • The Rosewood Corporation
  • The Ryan Foundation
  • Kristy & Patrick Sands

Silver Sponsors

  • Amegy Bank
  • AmeriPac, Inc.
  • Bank of Texas
  • Diane Boddy
  • Calvert Collins-Bratton & Vince Bratton
  • Sherry & Jim Buch
  • William D. Cox, III
  • Dallas Fan Fares
  • DoubleTree Love Field
  • Frost Bank
  • Donna & Lou Grabowsky
  • Joyce Gastler
  • J.M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation
  • Mike & Penni Hansen
  • Hilltop Holdings
  • The Men and Women of Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
  • Bill & Sue Hutton
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Lottye & Bobby Lyle
  • Northern Trust
  • Phyllis & Bobby Ray
  • PwC
  • Sharif & Munir Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Texas Retina Associates
  • The Aileen & Jack Pratt Foundation
  • The William & Phyllis Snyder Foundation
  • Thompson & Knight Foundation
  • Jeff & Liana Yarckin

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Amy Berry Design
  • Bird Bakery
  • Dr Delphinium
  • Il Mio Cuore Fine Catering
  • The Park Cities News

*Sponsors to date 03/02/2018