The silent auction table, situated in the center of the Hafter Student Center, always serves as one of the evening's main highlights each year.
2011 "Looking Out for Kids" Co-hosts, Moise Fokou and Joselio Hanson of the Philadelphia Eagles with Dr. Susan Oleszewski, Vice President for Patient Care Services at TEI.
2011 "Looking Out for Kids" VIP reception.
The specialty orange creamsicle cocktail was a hit among attendees, adding a special flair to the 2011 event.
Philadelphia Eagles and 2011 "Looking Out for Kids" co-host, Joselio Hanson, stopped for photographs during the VIP reception.
2011 "Looking Out for Kids" co-host, Moise Fokou of the Philadelphia Eagles, entertained.
Signature mint tins for 2011 "Looking Out for Kids" attendees.
Joselio Hanson, Philadelphia Eagle and Co-Host of the fifth annual event enjoyed signing memorabilia during event.
The color-coordinated specialty candy table was a hit at the "Looking Out for Kids" 2011 event.
Sports memorabilia were popular silent auction items.
Dr. Susan Oleszewski, Vice President for Patient Care Services at the Eye Institute, LJ Smith, and Thomas Falkowski, Associate Director for Patient Care Services were enthusiastic about the first annual fundraiser.
LJ Smith, former Philadelphia Eagle tight end, and The Eye Institute's staff enjoyed the 2007 VIP reception.
Baskets of cheer, unique artwork and more lined the inaugural fundraiser's silent auction tables.
LJ Smith, host of the 2007 and 2008 "Looking Out for Kids" Charity Fundraisers, mingled with Eagles' fans during the initial event.
The evenings always include wonderful food.
Some hot ticket silent auction items were authentic sports memorabilia, overnight stays, theatre and dinner packages as well as artwork.
Since former Philadelphia Eagle LJ Smith was the host for the 2007 and 2008 events, it's only befitting that the silent auction table was filled with autographed items from his fellow teammates.
Dr. Robert Cole and daughter Melanie along with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Kevin Curtis and former Eagles Quarterback A.J. Feeley took a minute to pose for the camera during the 2008 "Looking Out For Kids" VIP Reception.
Patrick Echevarria stepped in between two of his idols in Eagles' tight end Brent Celek and A.J. Feeley.
Former Philadelphia 76ers' Theo Ratliff stood tall at the 2008 "Looking Out for Kids" VIP reception alongside BJ Reeves, Jackie Reeves and Dr. Marcha Polection-Smith.
Dr. Mark Boas, a member of the Salus University Board of Trustees, encouraged event attendees to "bid high" on silent auction items.
Todd Herremans congratulated Matthew on winning an autographed Kevin Curtis jersey.
Vice President for Patient Care Services at TEI, Dr. Susan Oleszewski, LJ Smith and Dr. Maria Pitre, former Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia, at the 2008 charity fundraiser.
Dr. Susan Oleszewski got in on the excitement as she high-fived the winner of an autographed authentic Kevin Curtis jersey.
LJ Smith, John Krempecki, Dr. O'Shea, Dr. Sakai, Dr. Pellegrini, Dr. Ullah and Dr. Fitzgerald were all smiles during the 2008 fundraiser.
A view from above the third annual "Looking Out for Kids" fundraiser in the Hafter Student Center on the campus of Salus University.
Dr. Barry Farkas and wife Wini along with Dr. Robert Cole and wife Anna have attended the "Looking Out for Kids" Charity Cocktail Reception since its inception in 2007.
At the beginning of the "Looking Out for Kids" general reception, Lisa Nutter addressed the crowd and encouraged them to start bidding on silent auction items.
Newspaper account executive, Marian Lange, who won one of the night's raffles, smiled alongside Debra McReynolds, Administrative Assistant.
Dr. Andrew Gurwood, The Eye Institute's Associate Director of Patient Care Services, Thomas Falkowski, and Dr. Christopher Brennan.
Todd Herremans and Lisa Nutter.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard, Todd Herremans, The Eye Institute's Vice President for Patient Care Services, Dr. Susan Oleszewski and President of Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Lisa Nutter celebrated the success of the third annual "Looking Out for Kids" fundraiser.
Dr. Tom Lewis, Lisa Nutter and Dr. Oleszewski at the 2009 "Looking Out for Kids" event.
Kelly McCartney, Mia Fripps, Eleanor Kim and Eunice Jing.
Announcing the silent auction's highest bidders made this table of attendees very enthusiastic.
The Eye Institute held the first annual “Looking Out for Kids” (LOFKs) charity fundraiser in the fall of 2007. Each fall, the lights in the Hafter Student Center on the campus of Salus University are dim while donors sip cocktails and enjoy hors’doeuvres during the hour-long VIP reception. The silent auction tables are packed with unique items such as autographed memorabilia and hotel accommodations, packaged with dinner certificates or theatre tickets. With music playing in the background, attendees – dressed in cocktail attire - enjoy delicious food and an open bar during the evening’s general reception, while placing bids on silent auction items.
All funds raised throughout the night help provide vision care services and eyeglasses to uninsured and under insured children in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities. Using these funds, The Eye Institute is making a difference in the lives of children whose families cannot afford eye care services and eyeglasses.
The sixth annual
Vision Care Fundraiser occured on November 3, 2012
Eagles Quarterback, Michael Vick, Co-Hosted the event.
The event was a wonderful success.
Thank You to all our 2012 sponsors.
- Looking Out For Kids brochure PDF
- All About "Looking Out For Kids"
- Fifth Annual "Looking Out for Kids" Event - For details and to see all the photos
- Fourth Annual Looking Out for Kids Fundraiser: The Big Winners: Children in Need!
- Third Annual Looking Out for Kids Fundraiser: A Charitable Night
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