My father often told me… “It’s not my job to tell you the popular answer, it’s my job to tell you the right answer.”  After much consideration, our Staff and Board Members have decided to cancel the 250-person gathering at our Gala on April 25th.

That was painful! Painful to our mission because we typically raise $100k necessary funds to meet the needs of hundreds of children and adults with vision loss. Yes, this means a $100k hole in our 2020 Budget. Ouch!

The Roaring 20/20s Partners in Vision Gala cannot happen because there is a more important issue at stake, namely the safety and welfare of our Spectrios family of supporters.  Make no mistake, if you are reading this right now we consider you part of our family.  We will always be concerned about our family of supporters.  Our family is the reason why we help so many people in need. Our mission is because of our family support. We have been blessed by a supportive loving family for the past 34 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic is upon us and uncertain turbulent times have paralyzed our healthy giving way of life. Fear and panic have overwhelmed many people. We at Spectrios are always hopeful!

Our Mission continues and we intend to give all we can to move our programs forward, helping people.

We listen to governmental guidelines and act to improve any situation we can.

We will show leadership and kindness.

We will protect our staff and help patients that are in despair.

We will maintain a healthy balance of “healthy staff serving healthy patients.”

We will always be there.

If it’s in your heart and in your resource capabilities, please support our Roaring 20/20s Gala as though you were there!

Our Director of Development, Tom Galvin, will soon share… ways you can participate and fun ways you can support our “no-show” event.

Your support and donation will make a difference! Please help us!

Be safe, healthy and have a giving heart!

Dr. R. Tracy Williams
Executive Director
Spectrios Institute for Vision Rehabilitation



Purchase Tickets

If you were planning to attend the Roaring 20/20s Partners in Vision Gala, please consider purchasing tickets anyway.  Your charitable donation will be used to support Spectrios and enable us to weather this difficult time.


Purchase Program Booklet Ads

You may advertise your business, honor a Spectrios patient or staff member, celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday.  We will be creating an insert in our Brightside to highlight everyone who has purchased an ad.


Make a Donation

Please show your support for our mission during this critical time and make a donation to help us continue our programs serving children and adults with low vision.


Sign Up for Amazon Smile

As more and more of us turn to Amazon to meet our daily needs, consider using Amazon Smile.  A portion of your purchases will go to support our mission.


Create Your Own Fundraiser

You can create a customized web-page, it is super easy and fun to do!  Share this page with your friends and family so that they can also support our mission.  Need help, email Susanna at



If you have any questions please contact Tom Galvin, Director of Development at: 630.690.7115 x 112 or email

If you prefer to mail a check, you can do so by sending it and your information to:

Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
Roaring 20/20’s Partners in Vision Gala
219 E Cole Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187