Wharton Ethics Program: The Vision Behind Warby Parker

Posted by University of Pennsylvania on October 27, 2014

PennSEM and the Wharton Ethics Program Presents: The Vision Behind Warby Parker
Coleman Social Impact Lecture Series: Jordan Kassalow, Founder of VisionSpring
Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 PM, JMHH 240
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/716026188476220/

Warby Parker doesn’t execute its “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program alone. It does this by donating monthly to its non-profit partner VisionSpring, which provides high-quality, affordable eyeglasses to adults and schoolchildren in developing countries. Come and hear Jordan Kassalow talk about his experiences as a social entrepreneur and how he started his successful nonprofit VisionSpring.

Jordan Kassalow also founded Scojo New York and the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a fellow of Draper Richards Kaplan, Skoll, Ashoka, and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He was named one of the Schwab Foundation’s 2012 Social Entrepreneurs, was the inaugural winner of the John P. McNulty Prize, and was recently was named to Forbes Impact 30. Jordan earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and a Fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology and Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.

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