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Oct 24: Night for Sight 2020: Annual Gala

A Virtual Gala to Benefit Prevent Blindness Georgia

Night for Sight is an annual gala and  auction to benefit Prevent Blindness Georgia. A highlight of the event is the recognition of the Person of Vision.  Prevent Blindness Georgia is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Person of Vision Award: Dr. Paul Kaufman.

Person of Vision Award Recipient 2020: Dr. Paul Kaufman

Night for Sight is an annual gala and  auction to benefit Prevent Blindness Georgia. A highlight of the event is the recognition of the Person of Vision.  Prevent Blindness Georgia is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Person of Vision Award: Dr. Paul Kaufman (pictured right, top). Kaufman is an Atlanta-native who is part of the Thomas Eye Group. He Chairs the Ophthalmology Section of Northside Hospital where he specializes in retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions. Kaufman is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and has held a prestigious Helen Keller Foundation Research and Education Fellowship.

He and his wife and children live in Dunwoody. He sees patients of all ages and is an active member of the American Society of Retina specialists as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Each year, the selection committee chooses one person in the Georgia medical community who exhibits the highest standards of professional ethics, patient care, and medical excellence to honor.  At the 2019 event, Board Member Dr. Gavin Cohen, presented Dr. Rusty Rodts with the 2019 Prevent Blindness Georgia Person of Vision Award (pictured right, bottom).

As a result of the support at last year’s event, enough funds were raised to help us vision screen 7,500 children and provide 15 vision outreach clinics to low-income adults! Help us again make sure that all Georgians have the vision care they need and that Georgia’s children start school vision ready to learn.

Sponsorships

A number of sponsorship opportunities are now available. Sponsorships make the work of Prevent Blindness Georgia to vision screen preschool age children and indigent adults across the state of Georgia possible. In the 2019 – 2020 program year, more than 44,000 people in the state received a vision test, eye exam, retinal screening, or free pair of prescription glasses because of supporters of Prevent Blindness Georgia.

Sponsors of the event are recognized and honored in several ways. Our sponsorship opportunities are described in detail here.

Last year, through the generosity and support of patrons, sponsors, and donors, the funds raised helped us vision screen 7,500 children and provide 15 adult vision clinics!  You can pay for a sponsorship online.  Tickets are $100 (choose the “Ticket Sponsorship” option on the sponsorship page.

Contact us for more information.

Tickets

There is no cost to attend the event, but a Ticket Sponsorship of $100 will underwrite the cost of vision screening 10 preschool age children or will provide free prescription eyeglasses for 3 adults.  If you would like to attend, but don’t wish to underwrite a ticket sponsorship, please send an RSVP email.

Dr. Paul Kaufman, 2020 Person of Vision

Dr. Paul Kaufman, 2020 Person of Vision

Dr Rusty Rodts, 2019 Prevent Blindness Georgia Person of Vision

Dr. Rusty Rodts, 2019 Person of Vision

2020 SPONSORS

Power of Sight Sponsor

Eye South - Insightful Sponsor
Thomas Eye Group - Power of Sight Sponsor

Visionary Sponsor

National Vision - Our Visionary Sponsor

Gourmet Cuisine Sponsor

Alcon - 2020 Gourmet Cuisine Sponsor

Insightful Sponsors

Ninita Brown, MD

Georgia Power
Ocular Therapeutix - PBGA Night for Sight Sponsor

Dr. Jeanne Perrine & Terry Neal

UBS
Wellstar Neurology