Retina Foundation of the SouthWest honors Caroline Rose Hunt

Retina Foundation of the SouthWest honors Caroline Rose Hunt. Born January 8, 1923 to humble beginnings in El Dorado, she would go on to build an empire. She was responsible for creating the world famous Rosewood Hotels and Resorts featuring the finest accommodations for the wealthy and famous. An achievement only to be surpassed by her incredibly charitable nature and passion for helping others. Caroline was notoriously thrifty, having grown up one of 6 children in the Depression and oil boom eras, she was remembered by her loved ones for having a strong sense of frugality and a personal mission to help others. Although many will associate her with founding Rosewood, the Crescent Court complex, the Lady Primrose line of toiletries, and authoring “The compleat Pumpkin Eater” cookbook. Her countless awards and philanthropic endeavors include other nonprofits such as Dallas CASA, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas Children’s Theater, Crystal Charity Ball and many others. Mother, grandmother, and great grandmother her priority from start to finish was always her family.

“Caroline Rose Hunt was a dear friend to the Retina Foundation of the Southwest for more than 14 years. Her passion to save sight through innovative research for macular degeneration and other eye diseases was evident through her generosity. She will be deeply missed.”


The Retina Foundation of the Southwest, established in 1975, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit vision research institute dedicated to preventing vision loss and restoring sight through innovative research and treatment. Their scientists are leading the way the world understands, prevents, and treats vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration, pediatric eye conditions, and inherited eye diseases. The foundation strives through participating in clinical research studies and providing more than 2,300 vision assessments each year for children and adults completely free of charge. Their evaluations are unique because many of the testing methods are only available at through their facility in Dallas. Patients are referred by local ophthalmologists to help in the diagnosis and treatment of their vision loss. It is their goal to continue advancing sight saving treatments to make a lifetime of good vision a reality for everyone. publishes every week.
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