The 15th annual ‘Gift of Sight’ Gala was held Thursday, June 27th, 2013, from 6-10pm, at The Peninsula Chicago, 180 E. Superior Street. Spex is delighted and proud to support the Illinois Eye-Bank’s core mission to preserve and restore eyesight through transplantation, research, education, and partnership. This year marked our fifth year of gala participation.
Dr. David Donnersberger chaired the event; 2013 honorees were Northwestern University ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Feder and SPLASH editor/publisher, Susanna Negovan. The 200+ attendees enjoyed our sponsored bar concept that featured ‘peacock cosmopolitans’ set against a backdrop of sparkling chandeliers and an ever-watchful peacock! (…emerald green was the scene-stealing, go-to color for several of Chicago’s most stylish ladies)
A nod to our co-sponsors who ensured a memorable event; we couldn’t have installed our bar concept without the elite crew from KEHOE DESIGNS and the incomparable assistance from The Peninsula Chicago staff. Our special thanks, too, to our stylish “Spexettes” for sharing our Spex appeal with gala guests while informally modeling the latest and greatest in luxury sun wear.