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Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala

Join us in San Francisco on February 8, 2018.

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Recognizing Leadership and Innovation in Glaucoma

Launched in 2007, this annual benefit 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.

To date, more than $5 million has been raised from this event to forward our research, education, and support programs. We are most grateful to our generous donors and sponsors for their ongoing partnership.

Includes presentation of The Catalyst Award (Glaucoma Research Foundation's highest honor), the President's Reception, the gala dinner, a live auction, and a special performance.

2018 Honorees

Tom Burns

Thomas W. Burns
The Catalyst Award

Carl Migliazzo

Carl Migliazzo, MD
The President’s Award

Thomas W. Burns will receive our 2018 Catalyst Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to the development of innovative treatments that have advanced the existing glaucoma standard-of-care and enriched the lives and treatment alternatives for glaucoma patients worldwide. Mr. Burns is the President and CEO of Glaukos, Inc. Under his leadership, Glaukos pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, that revolutionized the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm.

Annual Gala — Thursday, February 8, 2018


5:00 PM - The Innovators Circle Reception: by invitation for VIP guests

6:00 PM - The President's Reception: A chance for everyone to meet and mingle, and participate in the popular silent auction. Learn more about the Auction »

7:00 PM - The Dinner and Awards Program, followed by a special private performance.


Tony Lindsay

Musical Performance

Grammy Award™-winning recording artist, Tony Lindsay, was born in New York but calls San Francisco home. He performs with the band Santana and began touring with them in 1991.

His full-bodied tenor voice and unique style has made him a favorite collaborator with several artists including Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.


The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street at Market, Downtown San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 512-1111

The Palace is an iconic landmark featuring timeless creations such as the Garden Court's stained glass dome and a 1909 Maxfield Parrish mural in the Pied Piper Bar. The Palace is a full-service hotel that offers elegant accommodations, esteemed restaurants and opulent meeting spaces.

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For more information, please contact our Development Department at (415) 986-3162 or email development@glaucoma.org.

The Annual Gala is part of Glaucoma 360, a series of three events uniting research, industry, and philanthropy with one mission — to find a cure for glaucoma. Learn more about Glaucoma 360.