Host Danielle Snelson took the stage and drove the auction at the Foundation’s virtual, Las Vegas-themed Orbital Gala 2020.
Bidding opportunities abounded for conversations with legends such as Robin Cook, MD, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Desh Deshpande and Indra Nooyi.
Dr. Parke spoke about Fund A Need for the Museum of the Eye. By the end of the gala, the Foundation raised thousands of dollars for the fund.
Foundation Executive Director Tina McGovern offered a warm welcome.
Gregory L. Skuta, MD, chair of the Foundation Advisory Board, thanked our corporate sponsors.
Ron W. Pelton, MD, a.k.a. the Notorious R-O-N, gave a hilarious welcome to all participants in the first ever virtual Orbital Gala.
Donor generosity was incredible and will help the Museum of the Eye operate with free admission.
Excitement abounded and attendees showed some love as funds raised reached new heights.
George A. Williams, MD and Tamara R. Fountain, MD show participants how to make the perfect Manhattan.
Dr. Fountain shows participants how to make the perfect Manhattan during AAO 2020 Virtual.
Christie L. Morse, MD acknowledged all of the wonderful work of our members and donors.
John P. Berdahl, MD spoke about care-giving opportunities available through EyeCare America®.
Woodford S. Van Meter, MD, gave a lesson on how to make the ideal Mint Julep.
Jenny E. Benjamin, MA, director of the Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye gave a humorous tour of the museum.
David W. Parke II, MD, CEO and Jenny Benjamin explored the museum’s interactive exhibits.
Todd Lyckberg, director of development for the Academy Foundation, acknowledged and thanked our corporate sponsors.
Thank you all for your participation in the virtual Orbital Gala 2020. We had so much fun and can’t wait to see you at next year’s gala in New Orleans!