Third Annual Fundraiser
A Charitable Night
On the evening of October 30, 2009, the lights in the Hafter Student Center on the campus of Salus University were dim, while donors sipped cocktails and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres during the hour-long VIP reception at The Eye Institute's third annual Looking Out for Kids (LOFK) charity fundraiser. The silent auction tables were packed with unique items such as autographed sports memorabilia and hotel accommodations, packaged with dinner certificates or theatre tickets.
Lisa Nutter, President of Philadelphia Academies, Inc. and first lady of Philadelphia was excellent as the event's co-host. Although the evening's other co-host, Kevin Curtis, wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, could not attend because of a knee-related medical procedure, a fellow teammate stepped in. Offensive guard Todd Herremans, attended in Kevin's absence.
With music playing in the background, over 220 people enjoyed delicious food and an open bar, while placing bids on silent auction items and purchasing goods from local artisans. All funds raised throughout the night help provide vision care services and eyeglasses to uninsured and under insured children in the community.
One in four children experiences a vision problem, which may result in poor school performance. To ensure academic success, comprehensive vision care is essential. TheLooking Out for Kids vision care program helps make sure disadvantaged children receive the vision care necessary for success.
The Eye Institute is especially grateful to the Looking Out for Kids' corporate sponsors, as their generous contributions helped ensure a successful evening.