Date: November 3, 2018
Location: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
Come out for a night of fundraising and inspiration at the 2nd Annual Night for Sight Gala Fundraiser!
Come out for a night of inspiration at the
2nd Annual Night for Sight Gala Fundraiser!
Support and connect with us during an evening of fundraising for our sight-saving programs with a silent auction, music, cocktails, and dinner. During the evening, we are pleased to announce, we will also honor the 2018 Prevent Blindness Georgia Person of Vision whose enlightened leadership and vision of “medical excellence” make Georgia a better place to live.
Last year, through the generosity and support of patrons, sponsors, and donors, the funds raised helped us vision screen 11,150 children and provide 22 adult vision clinics.
Thank you so much for your generosity and consideration of support!
The Prevent Blindness Georgia Person of Vision Award honors an invaluable individual who emulates excellence in the eye care community through their patient care, professional integrity, and industry standards, creating a better vision for all of us. The Person of Vision’s distinctive leadership reflects a vision of “medical superiority” whose profound impact makes Georgia a better place to live.
G. Baker Hubbard III, MD is the Thomas M. Aaberg Professor of Ophthalmology within Emory University’s School of Medicine. He has served at Emory Eye Center since 2000 and currently holds the position of Chief of the section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Disease. Additionally, he is Vice-chief of the Ophthalmology Service at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Egleston, and is past director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship training at Emory Eye Center.
Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1988-1992), where he completed an internship (1992-1993) as well as a PGY-2 year in general surgery (1993-1994). Following that, he completed a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. (1994-1995). In 1995, he entered a residency program at Emory Eye Center, completing it in 1998. His fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery followed at the Barnes Retina Institute, Washington University School of Medicine (1998-2000). He joined the faculty at Emory Eye Center in 2000, initially as an assistant professor, later rising to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2014.
Dr. Hubbard is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), where he is a member of the Secretariat for State Affairs. In 2008, he received the AAO’s Achievement Award. That same year, he received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and in 2011 he received the Senior Honor Award from the ASRS. He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Macula Society, the Retina Society, the Association of Pediatric Retina Surgeons, and the Fellowship Compliance Committee of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. He is past president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Hubbard’s research is focused on characterizing the clinical aspects of vitreoretinal diseases. He has special interest in pediatric vitreoretinal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), Coats disease, pediatric retinal detachment, and pediatric tumors of the retina such as retinoblastoma (Rb). Through his significant body of work, he has contributed to the understanding and treatment of pediatric retinal disorders through clinical trials, lectures, and numerous publications. Dr. Hubbard has served as principal investigator for clinical trials dealing with ROP, Rb, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusions. While at Emory, he has been involved in over 30 clinical trials.
In his teaching capacity, Dr. Hubbard has supervised 32 vitreoretinal fellows, and the Emory ophthalmology residents have awarded him Role Model of the Year on two occasions, and Teacher of the Year once. He has published more than 80 articles and has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally. He is the host of Emory Eye Center’s Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar, an annual event, and organizes its “Rb Kids Day,” a day of celebration for the families of children with Rb. In 2009, he co-chaired “Night of Spectacles,” an annual fundraising event for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation.
Please note that Corporate recognition is only available at support levels of $5,000 and above. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Night for Sight or your online ticket, table or sponsorship purchase, please contact Mary Vidarte, Director of Strategic Planning & Special Events at [email protected] or at 404-266-1465.
$15,000 Platinum sponsorship includes:
***Funds: Vision screening for 700 children and 1 Adult Vision Outreach Clinic
$10,000 Gold sponsorship includes:
***Funds: Vision screenings for 300 children and 1 Adult Vision Outreach Clinic
$5,000 Silver sponsorship includes:
***Funds: Vision screening for 200 children and 75 adult glasses for a Vision Outreach Clinic
$2,500 Table Host level includes:
(The only person or verified private foundation will receive a tax exemption letter as the table host. Single payment -- no individual payments.)
***Funds: Vision screening for 200 children and 17 adult glasses for a Vision Outreach Clinic
$1,000 Bronze level includes:
***Funds: Vision Screening for 45 children and 10 adult glasses for a Vision Outreach Clinic
$500 Duo level includes:
***Funds: Vision screening for 50 children
$200 Individual ticket to Night for Sight
*** Funds: Vision screening for 20 children