Eversight is proud to honor Kathleen Piccone as the 2022 Woman of Vision and Dr. Ali Djalilian as the 2022 Gift of Sight Honoree at the 24th annual Gift of Sight Masquerade: Circus of Dreams
Kathleen Piccone is a long-time Chicago businesswoman who has dedicated 50 years of her life to the Chicago business community, acting as the Maitre d' and Managing Partner at the beloved Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse since its opening in 1989. In addition, Piccone is on the Board of Managers with The Service Club of Chicago, an all-volunteer, women's charitable organization. Anyone who knows her knows Piccone is energetic, fun and very well loved in the Chicago community.
Ali Djalilian, MD, is the Searls-Schenk Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is recognized in the community as an authority on corneal stem cell disease/transplantation and the management of severe ocular surface conditions. He bridges his clinical experience with an active basic science and translational research program funded by the National Eye Institute/NIH and the US Department of Defense, among others. He serves on the review committee for the Eversight Eye & Vision Research Grant Program.