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March 28, 2012

Annual Gala Honors Two Leaders

Michael E. Sneed (l), Dave Brown, Dr. David Heath
Michael E. Sneed (l), Dave Brown, Dr. David Heath

More than 325 people attended the Eyes on New York Gala, March 23 at Cipriani 42nd St. to benefit the Optometric Center of New York, the campus-related foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry.  The event paid tribute to two prominent leaders, Dave Brown, President,  Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, and Harold Wilshinsky, Chief Executive Officer, KAP Planning, Ltd. and an OCNY Trustee. The annual fundraiser supports vision care for the homebound elderly and indigent, as well as scholarships and vision research.

Michael Mariani, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel Fidelity Trust Co, and Michael E. Sneed, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Johnson & Johnson served as co-chairs.

Among those attending the benefit were Dr. Dori Carlson, President of the American Optometric Association and Dr. Thomas Landry, President of the New York State Optometric Association.

“Ours is a community of talented people with giving hearts who possess an extraordinary spirit created by our foundation’s more than 55 years of service. We are very proud of our legacy. And we are strengthened by it,” said Dr. David A. Heath, College President

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