Guests at Eversight’s annual gala raised money for sight restoration.
THE PARTY Brilliant balloon lanterns and bold uplighting set the scene at the Peninsula Chicago for Eversight Illinois’ 20th annual Gift of Sight gala. Guests grabbed colorful cocktails at the “Flamingle” bar and hit the patio for a happy hour before the summery soiree, which featured food stations and a candy bar. THE PEOPLE Society columnist Candace Jordan and MyEyeDr.’s Michael Caputo co-chaired the gala for the second year in a row. Cornea surgeon Dr. Elmer Y. Tu was this year’s Gift of Sight honoree, and philanthropist Marco Foster was the 2018 Visionary. THE PINNACLE With the help of luxe silent auction prizes such as trips to Shanghai and Hong Kong, the Gift of Sight gala brought in funds to aid research to restore sight and prevent blindness for years to come. -Elle Cashin
Photos by Mila Samokhina and Harrison Pearl