Join the 21st Annual Gift of Sight Celebration on Oct. 24 at The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago Philanthropist Sherry Lea Holson, Eye Surgeon David M. Lubeck to be Honored at ‘Mystery Masquerade’ Benefiting Sight Restoration

Update 10/23/19: Preview the silent and live auction packages available!

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2019 — Chicago’s business and civic communities will gather Oct. 24 to celebrate philanthropist Sherry Lea Holson as its 2019 Woman of Vision and surgeon David M. Lubeck, M.D., as its 2019 Gift of Sight honoree at the Gift of Sight Mystery Masquerade, Chicago’s 21st annual event to raise funds that transform lives through sight restoration and blindness prevention.

Proceeds benefit Eversight, the nonprofit organization established in Chicago in 1947 to meet the critical need for sight restoration. The Gift of Sight celebration is the largest annual fundraiser for Eversight’s Gift of Sight Fund, providing financial aid to individuals who cannot afford the cost of a cornea transplant and supporting humanitarian efforts to cure blindness.

In 2018, Eversight provided the gift of sight to more than 8,000 people across the United States and around the world. Eversight also works with researchers and institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cleveland Clinic to advance vision science and eye banking practices to improve patient outcomes, as well as find cures for blinding eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Co-chaired by Michael Caputo and Candace Jordan, the night of intrigue will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the majestic Peninsula Chicago followed by a silent auction, fine dining, music and surprises. Attire is chic and unique; masks are encouraged.

Visit eversightvision.org/gala for tickets and sponsorship opportunities offered at special rates through Sept. 9.

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Sherry Lea and Richard Holson III

PRE-EVENT SPONSOR
Ocean Prime

EVENT SPONSORS
Guarantee Trust Life
MyEyeDr.
The Peninsula Chicago

MEDIA SPONSOR
Chicago Magazine

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary – University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Mamie J. Walton

CO-CHAIRS
Michael Caputo and Candace Jordan

HONORARY COMMITTEE
As of Aug. 1, 2019

Andy Andrews
Jean and Andy Antoniou
Bobbi Panter and Matt Arnoux
Melissa and Brian Babcock*
Julie and Bryan Barrish**
Cathy  Bartholomay
Lorelie Beaucaire
Sherrill and John Bodine
Charles Bouchard, M.D.
Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini
Michael Caputo
Lauren Lein and Thomas Cavanaugh
Leah Chavie
Tracey Di Buono
Toni Di Meola
Laura and Loren Ekstrom
Rachel Epstein, M.D.**
Randy Epstein, M.D.**
Kristine Farra
Robert Feder, M.D.
Randy and Steve Fifield*
Susan Gohl
Darby and Tom Hills
Reute Butler and Manuela Hung
Gregory Hyder
Paul Iacono
Julia Jacobs
Candace and Chuck Jordan
Beena and Martin Joseph*
Cheryl Coleman and Ron Katz*
Tom Kehoe*
Lynne Kennedy*
Mary Ann Rose and Heinz Kern*
Melinda Jakovich and Lucien Lagrange
Mary and Jim Lasky*
Karen Schmid and Matthew Lawton
Peggy Lombardo
Marian Macsai, M.D.
Paraq Majmudar, M.D.
Nina Mariano
Tiffany Marshall
Peggy Martay
Pat and Edward Maxwell*
Stacie McClane
Kristina and Michael McGrath
Sylvia and Kurt Muller
Julie and Mike Neil
Reem Pashan
Kathy Piccone
Vonita Reescer
Myra and John Reilly
Frances and Chris Renk*
Bethany Florek and John Robak*
Jonathan Rubenstein, M.D.
Rhonda Sanderson
Peggy Scoville
Tracy Scurto
Charlene and Scott Seaman*
Laurie Shanahan*
Roni Siegel*
Joanna Slusky, O.D.*
Evelyn and John Stamelos
Terri Chandler Standt
Yolanda “Dusty” and Alex Stemer, M.D.
Paula Borg and Thomas Stemwedel
Joel Sugar, M.D.***
Liz Teasley
Lori Tisinai
Elmer Tu, M.D.***
Sheree and Jim Valukas
Vicki and Vernon Vaugh*
Mamie J. Walton***
Eileen and Marshall Weinberg
Tina and Jeff Weller
Dori Wilson
Felicia and Kurt Winiecki
Maria Razumich Zec
Leslie and Bob Zentner

*Attending Sponsor
**Supporting Sponsor
***Leadership Sponsor


About Eversight
Eversight is nonprofit organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research. The Eversight network is responsible for recovering, evaluating and providing human eye tissue for transplantation; supporting research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promoting donation awareness through public and professional education; and providing humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of corneal transplantation. Operating in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea, Eversight works in collaboration with surgeons, researchers, academic medical centers and eye banks across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit eversightvision.org.

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