Palm Beach Notables: Lighthouse Guild Event
March 29, 2022
Lighthouse Guild, the leading organization dedicated to providing exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals, hosted its annual Palm Beach “A Visionary Evening” at Club Collette on Feb. 20. The gala evening honored distinguished philanthropists, Jennifer and the Honorable David T. Fischer, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco. The Alex Donner Orchestra provided entertainment.
Marc Rosen, founder of the Palm Beach Friends of Lighthouse Guild, thanked committee members and supporters and introduced Dr. Calvin W. Roberts, the President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild. Dr. Roberts welcomed the guests and expressed his gratitude for the leadership of the chairmen and previous honorees for their longstanding support in helping people who are blind or visually impaired.
In a touching surprise tribute, Dr. Roberts and Thomas C. Quick presented Mr. Rosen with an award honoring Mr. Rosen’s wife, actress Arlene Dahl, who passed away in November 2021. For more than 40 years, Ms. Dahl served as International Ambassador at Large for Lighthouse Guild in New York and Palm Beach.
After dinner, Dr. Roberts introduced the Fischers, highlighted their many accomplishments, and presented them with the Lighthouse Guild’s Visionary Award. Following this, Mr. Quick conducted a live auction.
The 2022 “A Visionary Evening,” which drew more than 140 guests, was a record- breaking success. Proceeds from the Dinner and live auction will support Lighthouse Guild’s program and services for people who are blind or visually impaired live the lives they aspire to.
Lighthouse Guild is dedicated to providing coordinated care for eye health, vision rehabilitation, technology and behavioral health as well as related services.
Its podcast series, “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” offers information and insights about technological innovations that are tearing down barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired. For more information, visit lighthouseguild.org