Jewelers for Children Receives Award for Positive Impact
One of the organization’s charitable partners honored JFC for its extensive support.
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Association (CASA/GAL) recognized JFC with the Children’s Champion Award at the awards gala held during its annual conference on June 12 in Washington, D.C.
Founded by jewelry industry members in 1999 to raise money for charitable organizations that benefit children, JFC has supported CASA/GAL since 2003.
In those 20 years of partnership, JFC has donated over $12 million to the nonprofit.
That funding has helped CASA/GAL in its work to provide court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children and youth who are victims of abuse or neglect, with the ultimate goal of placing them in safe, permanent homes.
“The Children's Champion Award recognizes efforts critical to the growth and advancement of our work to serve America's children in greatest need. The recipient of this award exemplifies National CASA/GAL's organizational values and a steadfast commitment to our mission," said CASA/GAL Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sally Erny.
"This award is reserved for a time when we have an occasion to honor an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution at the national level to improve the lives of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. It is, therefore, not awarded every year."
In total, JFC has donated over $61 million to its partners since its inception. In addition to CASA/GAL, partners are the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Make-A-Wish America, Make-A-Wish International, and Organization for Autism Research.
“JFC is honored to be recognized by the National CASA/GAL Association with this very meaningful award," said JFC Board Member Katherine Bodoh.
"To know that JFC makes an impact and supports the critical work being done by CASA is humbling. We are proud of the passion and generosity of the jewelry industry. Both JFC and CASA strive to make an impact and will continue to look for ways to collaborate and make a difference for years to come."
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