ARVO Foundation Gala

April 22 | New Orleans, La.

ARVO Foundation Gala

Saturday, April 22
7:30 – 10:30pm CDT
Great Hall BC
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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. This year’s Gala will feature dinner and entertainment in the theme of a Tribute to the Jazz Age of the Roaring 20s. Meet the 2023 honorees

ARVO Foundation Gala tickets

(purchase by April 14)

Tickets can be purchased now with your Annual Meeting registration. If registered already, you may add tickets to your current registration.

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.

Program Schedule
  • 7:15pm — Doors open; entertainment
  • 7:30 – 8:45pm — Dinner buffet and networking
  • 8:45 – 9:30pm — Gala program and honoree ceremony begins
  • 9:30 – 10:30pm — Dessert, entertainment and networking

Attendees are encouraged to embrace the theme of a Tribute to the Jazz Age of the Roaring 20s. If not dressing on theme, business attire is recommended.

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.


View the sponsorship packages currently available.