National Jeweler: JFC 'Hope' event for children draws 1,300
June 18, 2010
National Jeweler magazine covers the 12th annual Facets of Hope event, where Foundation Ambassador Cristina Pena recounted to assembled guests the Foundation’s role in helping with her struggles growing up HIV-positive. Jewelers for Children, the philanthropic arm of the jewelry industry, also announced continued generous funding for the Foundation’s international programs fighting pediatric HIV/AIDS.
"Las Vegas--More than 1,300 members of the industry turned out for Jewelers for Children's (JFC) 12th annual Facets of Hope event, held earlier this month in conjunction with Las Vegas Market Week. During the course of the evening on June 6, attendees heard the tear-inducing stories of seven young people who have benefited from the programs JFC helps fund through donations, and watched as the JFC honored Ed Hrabak, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Sterling Jewelers, and Frederick Goldman Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Goldman for their work with the JFC. The group also presented its first-ever Humanitarian Awards to model Kathy Ireland and Emmy-winning actress Jaime Pressly, both of whom were honored for their support of causes to benefit children in need. In addition, the JFC announced its intentions to donate $3 million to charity partners in the year ahead."