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V-Award Past Honorees

The MBKU Gala Celebration was established in 2011 and serves as the signature fundraising event for Marshall B. Ketchum University’s Southern California College of Optometry, School of PA Studies, College of Pharmacy, and University Eye Centers at Ketchum Health. The V-Award recognizes corporate partners, institutional peers, fellow nonprofits, alumni, as well as remarkable volunteers who do good, thoughtful, and charitable work in the community. Past recipients are noted below: 

2019: Morris, OD, ’68 and Arleen Applebaum and Lynn Gabriel, OD, ’78

2018: North Orange County Chamber and Dr. Tony Carnevali, ‘75

2016: Crittenton Services, VSP and Gavin S. Herbert

2015: Blind Children’s Learning Center, Alcon/Novartis, Richard Jones & Family

2014: Essilor (Robert Colucci) and Wayne Heidle

2013: Allergan (David Pyott) and Marshall B. Ketchum (Ketchum Family)

2012: AMO (Jeff Castillo), Jim Blake, Dr. Donald Studt, ’51, Dr. Tom Tooma (NVISION) and InfantSEE

2011: Peter Ash, Dr. Akio Kanai, Frances and Steve Knott, and Natalia Olenicoff