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Passionate Focus

A Woman in Blue by Constance Avery. Painting is in a mosaic style in colors of teal, purple, grey, black and peach. The shape of a woman wearing a teal and grey dress stands out fom the background patterns,

Passionate Focus is Second Sense’s annual event celebrating all our clients, donors, volunteers and staff accomplished over the past year.

This year’s event will be live and in-person! Join us on April 25, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago as we gather to support adults with vision loss.

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 see that vision loss does not stop a person from pursuing their dreams — whether they dream to create art, teach others, 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 2024 sponsors for making this event possible! If you are interested in joining our family of sponsors for Passionate Focus 2024, please contact Cheryl Megurdichian.

Principal Sponsors for Passionate Focus 2024:

LSV Asset Management logo Marquette Associates logo
Ullico logo

Major Sponsors:

Bill Bass Foundation BNY Mellon Investment Management logo
Intercontinental Real Estate logo JPMorgan Asset Management logo
Mesirow logo National Investment Services logo
Nuveen logo siguler Guff logo

Patron Sponsors:

Carlyle logo Beach Point Capital Management logo
High Vista Strategies logo Invesco logo

Partnering Sponsors:

Baird logo Chepov and Scott logo
Illinois College of Optometry logo

Supporting Sponsors:

Alliance Bernstein logo American Realty Advisors
Chuhak Tecson logo Debbie and Michael Greenhill
Reams Asset Management logo