Visionary Evening Honors Couple

April 1, 2020

Posted by Palm Beach Daily News by Shannon Donnelly

Longtime Palm Beachers Audrey and Martin Gruss were the guests of honor at the 12th annual dinner dance of the Lighthouse Guild. “A Visionary Evening” took place Feb. 20 at Club Colette.

Tom Quick and Grace Meigher were chairman and chairwoman of the evening, which began with a courtyard reception.

After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the 150 guests moved to the dining room for dinner and remarks from Pauline Raiff and Dr. Calvin Roberts.

Raiff is the immediate past chairwoman of Lighthouse Guild; Roberts is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell and the incoming president and CEO of Lighthouse Guild.

Roberts introduced the Grusses and cited their many accomplishments — including the founding of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation — before presenting them with the Visionary Award.

The evening continued with a live auction conducted by Geraldine Nager and Quick, dessert and dancing.

Arlene Dahl was honorary chairwoman.

The evening’s proceeds will support depression research related to vision loss.

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