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Funds provide sight-restoring cornea transplants and fulfill donor family wishes

Gift of Sight Masquerade raises $140,000 for Eversight’s mission

Eversight and event Co-Chairs Candace Jordan and Michael Caputo hosted more than 160 guests at The Peninsula Chicago on September 8, 2021 for the annual Gift of Sight Masquerade. The event raised nearly $140,000 to provide sight-restoring cornea transplants to people in need, fulfilling donor family wishes.

Proceeds from the Gift of Sight Masquerade will help ensure no one suffering from corneal blindness will be left in the dark. Funds raised from the event will support Eversight’s Gift of Sight program, which fully or partially offsets the cost of a cornea transplant for under- or uninsured patients.

Visit to make a contribution before year's end to bring light to those living in darkness. Your gift brings sight and hope to thousands each year through cornea transplant surgeries and critical research into blinding eye diseases.

Thank you to all our supporters—you are changing lives!

Teresa Clark, Vice President of Philanthropy

Teresa Clark

Vice President of Philanthropy

Woman of Vision Justine Fedak, Eversight CEO & President Diane Hollingsworth and Gift of Sight Honoree Parag Majmudar, MD

Pictured are 2021 Woman of Vision Justine Fedak, Eversight President/CEO Diane Hollingsworth and 2021 Gift of Sight Honoree Parag Majmudar, MD.

Sharyl Mackey, Sherry Lea Holson, Jean Antoniou
Co-Chair Michael Caputo with Susan Gohl and Jonathan Grabill

Pictured are Sharyl Mackey, Sherry Lea Holson and Jean Antoniou; and 2021 Gift of Sight Co-Chair Michael Caputo, Susan Gohl and Jonathan Grabill.

gift of sight masquerade sponsors Warby Parker
Ron Katz, Cheryl Coleman, Paula Borg and Mark Olley

Pictured are the team from Warby Parker, who sponsored the event; and Ron Katz, Cheryl Coleman, Paula Borg and Mark Olley.

David Lubeck, MD presenting the Gift of Sight award to Parag Majmudar, MD
Nina Mariano and Linda Johnson Rice attend the Masquerade

Pictured are David Lubeck, MD, presenting the 2021 Gift of Sight award to Parag A. Majmudar, MD; and Nina Mariano and Linda Johnson Rice.

gift of sight masquerade attendees Co-Chair Candace Jordan and comedian Tom Dressen

Pictured are 2021 Co-Chair Candace Jordan and comedian Tom Dressen.

The Eversight Gift of Sight Masquerade was made possible by our visionary sponsor Chicago Cornea Consultants; leadership sponsors Gift of Hope, Sherry Lea Holson, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chery Coleman and Ron Katz, MyEyeDr, Tony and Moria Saliba, and Warby Parker; media sponsor Chicago Star; magazine sponsor Chicago Magazine; photographer Mila Samokhina; and many other generous sponsors, honorary committee members, contributors and guests.

In this season of gratitude, Eversight has launched a matching


campaign to impact even more lives. Please consider supporting Eversight and help us earn a generous $4,000 match from our Board of Directors.

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