Dining in the Dark Program

Dining in the Dark
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Thank you to our 2022 Presenting Partner

(ibvi ad)
You Just Ate One Meal Without Sight.

Now imagine assembling twenty-five, 1,860-pound, 182-piece mission-critical kits for our military troops deployed around the globe.  We do it every day-making the impossible, possible.

Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Welcome to Dining in the Dark!

We are honored to have you with us for this unique and eye-opening sensory experience. Dining is the main event, but the evening is really all about ability, tenacity and hope.

At Vision Forward, every day we have the privilege of witnessing the amazing accomplishments of people who are blind and visually impaired. It is their courage and patience, with support along the way, that propel them past the fears and frustrations of vision loss to a place of hope for a more accessible world.

Our mission is to make the journey a little easier, knowing that vision loss does not limit potential, nor does it determine fate.

Your support is vital. Through our partnership we can collectively ensure that children and adults with vision loss have access to the services they need to live and succeed in a highly visual world.

We hope your experience is truly enlightening . . .
because sometimes closing your eyes is the only way to really see.

Thank you,
Terri Davis, CEO         
Scott Marr, Board President 

Spirits Pull
$25 per bottle

Purchase a numbered token during the reception.
Only 100 bottles are available.
Redeem at the close of the event for a mystery bottle of spirits.

(Beyond Vision Ad)
Beyond Vision
Outsource your machining, A&P, and customer care services

1540 S. 108th St, 414-778-5800, Beyondvision.com

Inclusive, market competitive career paths for people with vision loss.

We are proud to support Vision Forward’s efforts to help all individuals with vision loss reach their full potential to lead active, independent lives.

(Hiller Ford Ad)
Family Owned since 1954

Head to Hiller for all of your automotive needs!

Hiller Ford
Expect more
www.hillerford.com, 414-425-1000, Franklin, WI 53132

Special Thanks! Volunteers!
Zoe Kaplan
Courtney Myhre
New Berlin Lions
Ashley Sawdy
Alyssa Schultz
Lisa Schultz

Tips for Dining in the Dark

1. After you put on your mask your tendency may be to speak louder.   Use a normal speaking tone when talking with guests at your table.

2. Prior to receiving your food, orient yourself to your place setting to locate dishes, flatware and stemware. When locating items on the table, such as your wine glass, move your hand “low and slow.”  Place your napkin on your lap. 

3. When food is presented, orient yourself to the food on the plate using the clock face method. For example, note that your entrée is located in the 3 o’clock position and the vegetable is
located in the 9 o’clock position. 

4. To help get the food on your fork, use your knife placed at the edge of the plate to push your food against with your fork. 

5. Always return items such as your water glass or utensils to the same location so they can be more easily located. 

6. Relax and enjoy!


5:30 PM

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)

6:30 PM

Terri Davis, Vision Forward CEO

Mark Baden, WISN Channel 12 Chief Meteorologist

Dining Tips
Cory Ballard, Vision Forward Director of Technology

Mission Impact
The Wedl Family

Dinner Guide
Tricia Smith, Waukesha County Technical College
Hospitality Management Instructor

Mission Impact
Johnson Beamon

Supporting Vision Forward’s Mission
Joe Skotarzak, Vision Forward Board of Directors

Thank You, Partners!

Ibvi (logo)

Beyond Vision (logo)
Hiller Ford (logo)

The Bostracks
Rick & Lisa Roszkowski
David & Paula Strelitz
DentaQuest (logo)
Medical College of Wisconsin – Eye Institute (logo)
Johnson Financial Group – Banking Wealth Insurance (logo)
Retina & Vitreous Consultants of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Eye Care – Est. 1933 (logo)
Mitchell J Marks CPA, LLC

O’Leary & Anick (logo)
PNC (logo)
Terri & Michael Davis

CureMD – Practice without boundaries (logo)
Keb (logo)
Healthfuse – Transparency. Relationship. Trust. (logo)
R&R Insurance (logo)

Susan & Greg Eggold

Table Partners
Susan & Thomas Connor, MD
EY (Ernst & Young)
Dee Mellor & Gary Day
Kathleen & Dale Meyer
The Mullarkey Family
Cindy & Roger Schaus
Joseph & Karen Svehla
West Allis Lions Club

Ansay International
Associated Bank
A.J. Ugent Furs
DoubleTree Hilton Downtown
Edible Impressions
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Lakefront Brewery
Marcus Performing Arts Center
Marcus Theatres
Dee Mellor and Gary Day
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Marcus Corporation
WISN Channel 12

Special thanks to the staff at the Wisconsin Club

$30 per ticket
2 for $50

5 for $100

Purchase tickets during the reception for a chance to win one of these packages:
The Ultimate Movie Experience
Game Day
A Night Out on the Town
The winners will be drawn near the close of the event. Please save your half of each ticket.

Vision Forward Association (logo)
Our Mission
Empower, educate and enhance the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.

Interested in learning more about our mission?

Visit www.vision-forward.org or call Susan Eggold, Director of Philanthropy, at 414- 615-0126. 

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912 N Hawley Rd  Milwaukee, WI 53213