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Tenth Annual Fundraiser
Jumps and Jives to the 1950s

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salus University’s Hafter Student Center was transported back to the 1950s for the Tenth Annual “Looking Out for Kids” (LOFK) Charity Fundraiser. More than 300 people were in attendance bidding on silent auction items and demonstrating their support, many as a result of corporate sponsorship. All proceeds netted from the evening’s festivities help provide vision care services and eyeglasses to economically disadvantaged children in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County School Districts.

In addition to a full buffet and cocktails, guests enjoyed ice cream sundaes and root beer floats from a ’50s-inspired soda jerk counter while tunes from the jukebox played in the background. Sock hop dancers entertained the crowd during a performance from the King of Rock ’n’ Roll himself - Elvis - and additional live entertainment from singer Beth Tinnon. Attendees could also catch a screening of the musical Grease, take a photo decked out in retro accessories in the photo booth or strike a pose with the University’s mascot, Sal, who donned his letterman jacket and fashioned his hair into a pompadour for the occasion.

Each year, The Eye Institute of Salus University is able to perform over 2,000 vision screenings at local schools, provide follow-up comprehensive eye exams for children who fail the screenings and dispense two pairs of glasses to each child using the funds raised from LOFK. Children who have reduced access to vision care may have untreated visual difficulties, which can adversely impact their school performance and impede social development. Since its inception, the children’s vision care initiative has provided support for thousands of children in need.

Thank you to Essilor of America, Inc. for being this year’s title sponsor. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and our host for the evening, the University’s very own Dr. Andrew Gurwood.

Sponsors included:

Title Sponsor: Essilor

Crystal Classic Sponsor: National Vision

Rock N' Roll Platinum Sponsor:

  • Fox Rothschild LLP

Jumpin' Jive Gold Sponsors:

  • Conicelli
  • E.B O'Reilly
  • Expo Logic
  • Lindy Properties

Sock Hop Supporters:

  • Abington Jefferson Health
  • Ampersand
  • Brass Lock & Key
  • Crown Holdings, Inc.
  • Daley + Jalboot Architects, Inc.
  • Elevator Construction and Repair Co.
  • Flatiron Building Company
  • J.P. Mascaro & Sons
  • March Vision Care, Inc.
  • MyEyeDr
  • North American Rx Wear
  • Philadelphia County Optometric Society
  • Raphael Eschmann
  • Sharp's Landscaping
  • T3 Construction, Inc.
  • Vision Works

Foundational Support:

  • The Patricia Kind Family Foundation
  • TD Charitable Foundation

Photos by: Jason Lewin Photography & Kelsea Brown