ARVO Foundation Gala

Saturday, May 3, 2025

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. View tributes for the 2024 honorees.


Attendees are encouraged to embrace the theme of the Gala (TBA). If not dressing on theme, business attire is recommended.

ARVO Foundation Gala tickets
  • Tables
    • Silver Table — (reserved table for group of 10)
    • Gold Table — (reserved table for group of 10 in prominent location at event)
  • Individual
    • Tickets can be purchased with your Annual Meeting 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.


View the sponsorship packages currently available.

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.