~Message From The President~
During this special season of Thanksgiving, I want you to know how grateful we at TGF are for you, our friends and supporters, who make our research and educational initiatives possible. You are vital to our work and deeply appreciated!
We have just concluded our Fourth Annual TGF Art Challenge to Celebrate Vision and we are excited to announce that donations exceeded our goal. With the addition of a matching gift, we raised $106,332 that will help fund glaucoma research in our next grant cycle. Thanks to the 29 artists who participated and to their friends, families, colleagues and others who honored their artistic visions with contributions. We weredelighted that this year 10 glaucoma patients were among the participating artists. You will read about one of them in this issue.
This month our Scientific Advisory Board will be reviewing research grant applications, assessing which projects, including two donor directed grants, are ready for funding. In our next newsletter, we will tell you about the new grant recipients, including five new minority Fellows, and the science we will be supporting in 2024.
2024 will be a milestone year for The Glaucoma Foundation as we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of TGF’s founding. We’ve already begun planning a gala event on April 18th to mark that occasion. Stay tuned for details!
For these final months of 2023, the Foundation and I wish you and your families a very happy and healthy holiday season.
With all best wishes,