First published in the Nov. 3 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
Photos courtesy Luminaires
The Luminaires, in their 47th year of supporting the world-renowned Doheny Eye Institute, celebrated DEI’s recent move to Pasadena at their October meeting held. Luminaires’ President Fran Biles and Treasurer Judy Kloner presented Dr. Deborah Ferrington, DEI’s chief scientific officer, and Molly Ann Woods, chief development officer, with a check for $140,125, proceeds from last June’s gala luncheon “Back in the High Life Again.” That fundraiser was organized by previous Benefit Chair Alison Winter under Past-President Suzanne Sposato.
Current Benefit Chair Hilary Crahan announced next year’s benefit theme, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” to be held March 23, at the California Club in Los Angeles. The event will feature a boutique, opportunity baskets, delicious lunch and a fabulous fashion show by Pearls of San Marino and Newport Beach.
Since its founding, the Luminaires have raised more than $8.5 million in support of research at Doheny Eye Institute.
DEI’s new vision science campus is at 150 N. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena. The state-of-the-art facility includes vision research laboratories, a conference center, and administrative offices. Soon, the facility will also be home to Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena.
“Like an expression of DEI’s mission to conserve, improve, and restore vision, the Luminaires offer unparalleled support to help make the gift of sight possible for everyone,” according to a statement from the organization.