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2018 Visionary Luncheon

Thank you!

On behalf of our Luncheon Co-Chairs, Therese & Chris Rourk and Lisa & Brian Tibbs, our Host Committee, and the entire team at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest, thank you for making the inaugural Visionary Luncheon such a success! If you didn’t get a chance to donate, it’s not too late… text RETINA to 414-44 now.

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2018 Visionary Luncheon Attendees


2018 marks the 35th anniversary of vision research at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest. To celebrate this milestone,we were 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 ~2,300 infants, children, and adults receive in-depth vision evaluations at no charge to advance our research and clinical trials that result in better treatments for eye disease.

Visionary Luncheon benefiting the
Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Friday, March 2, 2018
11:30 a.m.

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Visionary Award Recipient:
Orix Foundation

Honorary Chair:
Gene Jones

*In loving memory of Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler

Luncheon Co-Chairs:
Therese & Chris Rourk
Lisa & Brian Tibbs

2018 Visionary Luncheon Attendees

Thank you to our 2018 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