Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala

June 1, 2014

The "Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala" raises money for GRF research and education. The gala includes a reception, silent and lives auctions, dinner, entertainment, and awards. For a glimpse of the evening's festivities, view the slide show.

Glaucoma 360 Gala kicks off with a silent auction at the Palace Hotel. (All photos by Anthony Lindsay unless indicated.)

   

Gala attendees review items for auction.

 

Auction items included wines, liquors, jewelry, food, dinners, and more.

 

 

The Glaucoma Gala was well attended. (Photo by Stevan Nordstrom)

 

Andrew Iwach, MD, co-chairperson of Glaucoma 360, welcomes attendees.

 

Gala Co-Chairs Nobuko Saito Cleary (left), Gary Cleary, PhD (center), and Richard Lindstrom, MD, thank attendees for making Glaucoma 360 Gala a success. Jaci Lindstrom was also co-chair of the event.

 

Thomas Brunner, president and CEO of GRF, delivers a memorial to Paul S. May, the 2013 Catalyst Award winner, who passed away last year.

 

Thomas Brunner introduces the 2014 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research.

Thomas Brunner presented the 2014 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research to Derek S. Welsbie, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Stevan Nordstrom)

 

The Annual Gala Live Auction followed dinner.

 

Auctioneer Chad Carvey rallies attendees to place bids for exotic items, including vacations, sporting events, and other items.

 

Jim Mazzo, operating partner of Versant Ventures and CEO of AcuFocus, submits a bid.

 

Auctioneer Chad Carvey acknowledges another bid.

 

At times, bidding got intense!

 

Thomas Brunner introduces the 2014 Catalyst Award.

 

Thomas Brunner presented the 2014 Catalyst Award to William J. Link, PhD, managing director of Versant Ventures.

 

Glaucoma 360 Co-Chairperson Adrienne Graves, PhD, introduces the 2014 Visionary Award, which went to Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Judy Collins.

 

Adrienne Graves, PhD, introduced a tribute to the Glaucoma Research Foundation from former President Bill Clinton.

 

GRF Visionary Award winner Judy Collins gave a special performance for the Glaucoma 360 Gala attendees.

 

GRF Visionary Award winner Judy Collins gave a special performance for the Glaucoma 360 Gala attendees.