Orbital Gala Raises More Than $190,000 for Academy Programs
(l – r) Foundation Advisory Board President Tony McClellan;
Foundation Advisory Board Chair Christie L. Morse, MD;
Academy CEO David W. Parke II, MD; 2016 honoree
Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH; and Orbital Gala Chairs
Ruth D. Williams, MD, and Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH.
More than 400 guests took a “Walk on the Wild Side” at the 13th annual Orbital Gala on Oct. 16 at the Field Museum. The Academy Foundation fundraiser honored former EyeNet Chief Medical Editor Richard P. Mills, MD, MPH, for more than three decades of service to the Academy. The silent auction, open for the first time to all U.S. members, was our most successful to date, generating bidding wars on ophthalmic equipment, sports tickets, jewelry, wine and spirits. Guests also enjoyed the Field’s exhibits, cocktails, a buffet dinner, photos with Sue the T. rex and dancing.
Join us in New Orleans for the 2017 Orbital Gala! For questions or to donate an item to next year's silent auction, contact Karen Duke at email@example.com or 415.447.0356.
Ruth D. Williams, MD and Stephen C. Gieser, MD, MPH
Chris Albanis, MD
Kathryn A. Colby, MD, PhD
Sonal R. Farzavandi, FRCS
Mary Lou Lunde
William F. Mieler, MD
Christie L. Morse, MD
Joseph T. Nezgoda, MD, MBA
Purnima S. Patel, MD
Ron Pelton, MD, PhD
Peter A. Quiros, MD
John R. Stechschulte, MD
Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD
Dalel Tartak, MD