Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Tiffany & Co. As Premier Patron Sponsor of “Diamonds In The Sky” Las Vegas

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News | No Comments

New York, NY; March 10, 2014Tiffany & Co. – the global luxury jeweler renowned for a style that is legendary – will support the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) as a Premier Patron Sponsor of the “Diamonds In The Sky” Las Vegas Gala Event on May 29th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The elegant affair will bring together a unique mix of the international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond producing nations, and celebrities from fashion and entertainment. The proceeds will benefit D.E.F.’s ‘Diamonds Do Good’ mission of supporting higher education initiatives and corporate social responsibility efforts in diamond communities.

An existing D.E.F. Empowerment Circle Partner, an integral aspect of Tiffany’s mission has always been its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. “Doing good is not an afterthought, it’s part of Tiffany’s DNA and it is through support of organizations like Diamond Empowerment Fund that we are able to impact society and contribute to the sustainability of the communities where we source these precious gems,” said Tiffany & Co. executive vice president and COO James Fernandez.

Added Phyllis Bergman, president of D.E.F.’s board of directors; “We are thrilled to welcome such a well respected company such as Tiffany & Co. as a sponsor of Diamonds in the Sky. We encourage other industry leaders to consider supporting this important event that celebrates the good that diamonds do.

The Diamond Empowerment Fund was co-founded by Russell Simmons and leaders in the diamond industry in 2007. For more information on sponsorship opportunities at Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas, please contact Executive Director Nancy Orem Lyman at n.lyman@diamondempowerment.org.

About the Diamond Empowerment Fund
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) is a New York based global non-profit organization that raises money to fund education initiatives in diamond communities across the world. Its 2014 beneficiaries include: African Leadership Academy, a university preparatory school in Johannesburg, South Africa, founded on the belief that ethical leadership is the key to sustainable development on the continent and drawing students from all 54 countries in Africa, and the Botswana Top Achievers program that provides the top high school students in Botswana the opportunity to study at a university of their choice worldwide. Graduates then return to Botswana to contribute to its economic, social and political development. To-date, D.E.F has given over $2,000,000 to help fund the education of over 2,000 students from diamond communities. www.diamondempowerment.org.

About Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. operates jewelry stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Russia, Europe and the United Arab Emirates and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit www.tiffany.com.

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