ARVO Foundation Gala

Saturday, May 4
7:30 – 10:30pm PDT
Seattle Convention Center - Summit Building

Dowling Society reception

This pre-ceremony invitation event is for members of the prestigious Dowling Society, which recognizes individuals for their significant support for eye and vision research. Learn more about the Dowling Society

ARVO Foundation Gala

The Gala is hosted the Saturday evening before the ARVO Annual Meeting. Members and friends of ARVO join together to honor individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to the ARVO Foundation and its mission. Meet the 2024 honorees.

This year's Foundation Gala falls on the same day as the famous Kentucky Derby horse race. Our theme for the Gala, 'Off to the Races', will complement the festive nature of race day which includes hats, rose and floral prints, and spring-time formal wear which can include pastels, seersucker suits and other garden party attire.

ARVO Foundation Gala tickets

(purchase by April 26)

  • Tables
    • Silver Table — $3,750 (reserved table for group of 10)
    • Gold Table — $5,000 (reserved table for group of 10 in prominent location at event)

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U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $150 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible.


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Event proceeds

The Gala is the annual in-person fundraising event for the ARVO Foundation. All proceeds from the Gala support the Foundation's programs, events, grants and fellowships.