2022 Lighthouse Award Recipient
Kovin Naidoo

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Kovin Naidoo, BSc, BOptom, MPH, OD ‘95, PhD, DHL (Hon), Global Head: Advocacy and Partnerships, OneSight EssilorLuxxotica Foundation, has been named "Lighthouse Award" winner presented by the University. The award will be accepted at the 15th annual Looking Out for Kids (LOFK) charity event on Saturday, November 12.

Established in 2016, the “Looking Out for Kids” Lighthouse Award was created to honor those who are beacons of light and sources of strength in the community in which they live, work, and serve, above and beyond their occupations. Dr. Naidoo is the epitome of this globally as his professional life has been dedicated to delivering eye care to people in need. Dr. Naidoo led philanthropic efforts in Africa and Latin America to create partnerships that provide free eye care to the poor aligning with the ultimate mission of LOFK. 

Past Recipients

2021 - Thomas Shoemaker and Geoff Brandon, TD Bank

2019 - Alan Lindy, president of Lindy Communities

2018 - Donna Frisby-Greenwood, president and CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia

2017 - Shelly Yanoff, former Executive Director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)

2016 - Honorable Risa Vetri Ferman - Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

About the Lighthouse Award
Lighthouse Award - Looking Out for KidsSince its inception, Salus University and its clinical facilities have been dedicated to protecting, promoting, and improving health and well-being through the delivery of outstanding health sciences education, leading-edge research, patient care, and community service to diverse populations in the United States and worldwide. The “Looking Out for Kids” (LOFK) vision care initiative and fundraiser was first held  in 2007 and is emblematic of the Salus mission to make a difference in the communities we serve in Philadelphia and its surrounding communities. In reflection and recognition of the continuing success of this program, Salus University created the Lighthouse Award for stellar, selfless, path finding community service in 2016. 
Those nominated for this prestigious award are beacons of light and sources of strength in the community in which they live, work, and serve above and beyond their occupations. Annually, one or more Lighthouse Award recipients will be nominated, selected and then honored for their extraordinary service that substantially benefits the health and well-being of disadvantaged and underserved children and youth in the greater Philadelphia area.