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The Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala showcases the visionaries and catalysts who share Glaucoma Research Foundation's mission to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
The Annual Gala includes presentation of The Catalyst Award (Glaucoma Research Foundation's highest honor), the President's Reception and silent auction, the gala dinner, a lively live auction, and a special private performance. This year's performance was by award-winning soprano and 2016 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Julie Adams accompanied by pianist John Churchwell, PhD, Head of Music Staff at San Francisco Opera.
To date, more than $3 million has been raised from this event to benefit glaucoma research and education programs. We are most grateful to our generous donors and sponsors. The Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala took place on January 28, 2016 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
Atherton residents Charlot and Dennis Singleton received the 2016 Catalyst Award in recognition of their outstanding leadership and philanthropic contributions to medicine and education.
2016 was the 10th Annual Gala supporting Glaucoma Research Foundation's innovative research and education programs.
The Visionary Award was presented to James B. Wise, MD for his many contributions to the field of ophthalmology including the development of argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT), a laser procedure for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma. The award was presented by GRF President and CEO, Thomas M. Brunner.
Emmy Award winning radio & TV personality Liam Mayclem hosted the live auction.
Guests enjoying the live auction at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala.
Christopher Wilmoth participates in the live auction.
The evening included with a special performance from award-winning soprano and 2016 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell, PhD, Head of Music Staff at San Francisco Opera.
Guests at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala.
Annual Gala Co-chairs Nobuko Saito Cleary and Gary Cleary, PharmD, PhD with the recipient of the 2016 President's Award, Masashi Oka (Executive Chairman emeritus for MUFG Union Bank).
Pavitra Kumar, PhD and Vivek J. Srinivasan, PhD enjoy the reception.
Masashi Oka, Executive Chairman emeritus for MUFG Union Bank (center), receiving the President's Award from Annual Gala Co-host Nobuko Saito Cleary and GRF President and CEO, Thomas M. Brunner.
Dr. Stuart McKinnon (left) was awarded the 2016 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research by Dr. James Wise and Thomas M. Brunner.
Photography by Trish Tunney and Max Bouvatte.
Last reviewed on April 06, 2016