Service to Society Award
Richard M. Feldman, ’61, Arts and Letters, CEO of the California-based Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory, launched the “Right to Sight” program in 1995 to help low-income children get the vision care and eyewear that they could not afford. The program has grown to become a year-round collaboration that screens and provides eyewear to children, veterans, the homeless, and virtually anyone else in need of eye care. “Right to Sight” benefits nearly 1,000 people annually and has given away more than $1 million in products and services since its inception.
Here at Penn State, Rick established the Rose Stillman Feldman Memorial Renaissance Scholarship, which has provided financial support to undergraduate students since 1987.