Night of Vision April 2014

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Board president Jan David Brown (far left) and executive director Michele Hartlove (far right) congratulate the evening’s honorees, Community Service Award recipient Valerie Tripp and Professional Ser | Neshan Naltchayan

 

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, the nation’s largest local prevention of blindness agency, hosted its 28th Annual Night of Vision gala on March 29 at the Four Seasons. Doreen Gentzler of NBC News4 emceed. Ophthalmologist Richard A Garfinkel received the 2014 Professional Service Award, and American Girl series author Valerie Tripp received the 2014 Community Service Award. The event’s theme, “Celebrity Sightings,” combined Hollywood décor and an auction that included over 100 celebrity-related items such as athletic memorabilia, autographed photos and celebrity eyeglasses. A live auction featured luxury travel and group dinners at the residences of the ambassadors of the Philippines and Egypt.

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