On June 1, Jewelers for Children held the 16th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The charity announced that $ 2.9 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999, more than $45 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need.
“JFC is the industry’s charity and by being involved, you are helping us make a difference in the lives of children and their families,” said Ruth Batson, JFC board chair. “Over the past 16 years, we have touched the lives of so many children and their families.”
The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the program.
During the program, the organization recognized Mike Barnes, CEO of Sterling, Inc. and Glenn and Susan Rothman of Hearts On Fire. Guests heard from St. Jude patient Ellen and her mom Ann, as well as Judy Tudor, representing the National CASA Association.
Batson announced that the charity was pledging $750,000. to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, $725,000. to Make-A-Wish America,
$600,000. to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $600,000. to the National CASA Association, $ 100,000. to Make-A-Wish India and $ 25,000. to the Santa-America Fund.
The organization is also setting aside $ 100,000. to reward in a local grant, social media voting campaign to be held later this year.
Posted by InStore Magazine, June 2014
Jewelry Stores that are members of Jewelers Of America support Jewelers for Children