Passionate Focus

Passionate Focus 2019

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Passionate Focus artwork on display during the opening reception in 2017

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all we accomplished over the past year.  This year’s event is 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.  The hotel is located at 200 N. Columbus Drive, just north of Millennium Park

Friends of Second Sense gather for a vibrant evening of great food, drinks and conversation.  Our event offers an exciting auction, a wine pull and other fun activities.

The highlight of the evening is the Passionate Focus art exhibit and auction.

Artists with vision loss from across the country submit over 100 pieces each year.  A jury of professionals in the art world select the works to be included in the exhibit.  They make their choices based solely on artistic merit and know nothing about the artists’ visual impairment.

The artwork draws you in.  You find yourself focusing on the artistic vision, not the artist’s visual impairment. All the artists share a passion to express themselves through their art; sharing with the world their reality.

The event is not only a fantastic evening to celebrate the exhibit; it is a way for Second Sense to further our mission. Guests are amazed at the range of work and the talent of the artists. They walk away with the realization that vision loss does not stop a person from pursuing their dreams — whether they dream to create art, practice the law or simply live independently.

Please take the time to look at the art in:

You can also learn more about the artists — they each have a unique story to tell.

We thank all our 2018 sponsors for helping to make this event possible!  If you are interested in sponsoring Passionate Focus 2019, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

Principal Sponsors:

Marquette Associates Logo LSV Asset Managment
Alpana and Dipankar Mukhopadhyay Ullico Logo

Major Sponsors:

ABS Investment Management Bill Bass Foundation
Illinois College of Optometry logo Illinois Eye Institute
DLA Piper logo Mesirow Financial Logo
William Blair Logo


BNY Mellon logo Eric and Sharon Langshur
National Investment Services Logo Nuveen A TIAA Company logo
Parametric Logo Senior Lifestyle Logo


BMO Harris Global Asset Management logo Chartwells Logo
Chicago Equity Partners Logo First Eagle Bank logo
JP Morgan Asset Management Logo Neuberger Berman logo
Segall Bryant & Hamill logo US Bank


CBIZ logo Cheopov & Scott logo
Crowe Horwath Logo Fraida Cameron Foundation
Green Court Partners logo Invesco logo

Other Sponsors

Ernst & Young Logo CD Vodka logo