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 vpeterson@retinafoundation.org.


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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
Laurie Sands Harrison
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
Joyce & Larry Lacerte
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
Tate Sands
Marjorie B. Waters
Jill Wilkinson
Liana & Jeff Yarckin

Inventor Sponsor

Amy & Paul Wilson

Innovator Sponsor

Lyda Hill

Transformer Sponsors

Judy & Harold Kaye

Helen K. & Robert G. McGraw

Accelerator Sponsors

Faye Briggs

Sue & William Hutton

Bridget Silverthorne Russell


Illuminator Sponsors

The Gratitude Fund at The Dallas Foundation

Nancy & Herbert Hunt Family

Mickey & Jeanne Klein, Diane Boddy

Bobby B. Lyle

Bobbi & Richard Massman

The Rosewood Corporation

Kristy & Patrick Sands

Explorer Sponsors

David Callanan, MD

Physicians of Cornea Associates of Texas

Ellen & Paul Flowers

Joyce Gastler

Linda L. Burk, MD & John R. Gilmore, MD

Donna & Lou Grabowsky

The Men and Women of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. 

Margaret & Douglas Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Linn Hunt

Gene C. Jones

Pat & Richard Lawson

Lynne & Deacon Marek

Carol & Patrick McEvoy, Jr. 

Vinette & Mike Montgomery 

Morgan Stanley

Sharif & Munir Custom Homes, Inc.

Margot & Ross Perot

Phyllis & Bobby Ray

Nancy & Stephen Rogers

Liana & Jeffrey Yarckin    

*Sponsors to date 2.14.19