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    Phillips Eye Institute Foundation supports an important niche in our community’s health needs. Our funding priorities help increase access to eye care for people of all ages, while also investing in technology that assists in diagnosing and treating eye conditions.

    Over the past 11 years, one of the ways we have enlisted the community’s support for our work is through the Urban Cocktail Party, the annual gala that has benefited Phillips Eye Institute.

    This year, we’ve decided to go in a new direction. Instead of hosting the Urban Cocktail Party, we are focusing our energy on developing new fundraising approaches to sustain the mission of Phillips Eye Institute. We’re excited to have this opportunity to prepare for the future.

    With your help, we can sustain the programs our community relies on while laying the ground work for our future.

    We invite you to support us in this transition. Your donation will allow us to maintain our strong position in serving the community as we prepare to reach new heights.

    Our goal is to raise $150,000

    As always, you can designate your gift for any of our programs: 

    Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative

    Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile

    Transportation Services

    Irving and Janet Shapiro Innovative Technologies Fund

    Sight for Soldiers.



    Contact Raquel Grad at 612-775-8652 or, or Laurie Hennen at 612-775-8758 or