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Annual Gala

Celebrating Innovation

Thursday, February 6, 2025
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square


A highlight of each year’s three-day Glaucoma 360 event, the Annual Gala is a benefit dinner celebrating the scientists, advisors, donors, and volunteers who work together to advance the field of glaucoma and bring us closer to curing glaucoma and restoring vision. Join us at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel on Union Square to celebrate innovation and the visionaries who share our mission.

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2024 Honorees

Judy and Charles Munnerlyn
Philanthropists and laser vision pioneer

The Zander Family
Philanthropists and glaucoma advocates

Patricia Caulfield
Visually impaired artist, patient advocate, and community leader


6:00 PM
President’s Reception

7:00 PM
Dinner, Live Auction, and Awards Presentation

9:00 PM
Innovators Circle Afterparty 

Attire is Black Tie Preferred.


All Glaucoma 360 events will be held at Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco.

Photos from previous galas

Frequently Asked Questions

The Annual Gala is “an in-person only” event. The Gala will not be live streamed. It will not be possible to attend virtually or view the Gala remotely.

If you need to update your registration with an attendee replacement, please send us an email with the details of your Gala registration and who will be attending in your place. ​Gala tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, we are happy to convert your in-person ticket or table purchase to a tax-deductible donation to Glaucoma Research Foundation. Please send us an email to process your request by Tuesday, January 31, 2025. All requests need to be processed by this date.

The hotel room block will be at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco and will open in September 2024. The Westin St. Francis is located at 335 Powell Street on Union Square in San Francisco.

Please see the transportation and parking information on the Venue page of this website.

Health Policy

Glaucoma Research Foundation is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers. In line with best practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of California and City of San Francisco, we will not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry to Glaucoma 360.

In addition:
• We recommend that everyone be at least two weeks past their completed COVID-19 vaccine and be up to date with booster shots.
• We recommend attendees stay home if symptoms of any illness are present.
• Mask wearing is optional.