The Luminaires, a charitable organization committed to supporting the Doheny Eye Institute, celebrated their 48th year of fundraising with a luxurious event titled “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” The benefit, held at the California Club in Los Angeles and organized by Benefit Chair Hilary Crahan, welcomed 230 members and their guests to enjoy a delightful afternoon.
Guests were treated to a pre-luncheon reception that featured opportunity baskets curated by Winnie Reitnouer and Nancy Hulick, as well as a shopping boutique organized by Lynda Patton, Nancy Twist, and Melinda Woodruff. The invitations, programs, and party favors were creatively designed by Salutations of Pasadena.
During the luncheon, attendees were treated to a fashion show by Pearls of San Marino and Newport Beach while dining on a delicious meal. The luxurious rose centerpieces were created by Larchmont Florists. The event raised over $150,000 for Doheny Eye Institute.
President Fran Biles welcomed Marissa Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer of Doheny, and Deborah Ferrington PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of the institute, to the event. Doheny is an independent, non-profit research institute that focuses on vision research. Recently, the institute relocated their headquarters to 150 North Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, California, bringing together researchers, physicians, and administration under one roof.
Since its founding, the Luminaires have raised over $8.5 million in support of vision research at Doheny. By supporting Doheny’s mission to conserve, improve, and restore vision, the Luminaires are helping to make the gift of sight possible for everyone.