JCK Industry Fund Opens Submissions for 2024 Grants
Through the years, the mission of the JCK Industry Fund has been to support the jewelry industry’s success and growth by providing funding to organizations that impact change and are bettering our industry at large. Since 1997, the fund has awarded over $7 million towards program grants to benefit the jewelry industry at large.
"We invite all organizations with an interest in improving our industry's landscape to take this opportunity and apply. The JCK Industry Fund is ready to empower innovative initiatives that will propel our jewelry community toward a brighter, more sustainable, and more prosperous future," states Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President of the RX jewelry portfolio and Chair of the JCK Industry Fund Committee.
In 2023, JCK has donated over $300,000 in Industry Fund grants. Focuses for grant recipients ranged from sustainability and transparency to inclusivity, security, and more. The JCK Industry Fund’s support has made it possible to support short and long-term goals and achievements.
2023 Organization Recipients:
- Black in Jewelry Coalition
- Diamonds Do Good
- Gem Legacy
- Jewelers of America
- Jewelers Security Alliance
- Jewelers Vigilance Committee
- Mercury Free Mining
- MJSA Education Foundation
- Women’s Jewelry Association
Companies, organizations, and nonprofit associations who have a project or initiative that will benefit the industry as a whole by driving consumer commerce, confidence, advancing sustainable business practices, DEI practices, security initiatives and more are invited and encouraged to apply. Grant applications should align with larger industry-related goals and submissions for personal business development initiatives will not be eligible for consideration.
The recipients will be selected due to their synergy with the fund’s mission, as determined by a committee comprised of the following jewelry industry leaders: Sarin Bachmann, Group Vice President, RX jewelry portfolio; John Green, President & CEO, Lux Bond & Green; Michael Lerche, President, Goldstar Jewelry LLC; Eddie Le Vian, CEO, Le Vian; and Sam Sandberg, Chairman, A Jaffe and the newest committee member Lisa Bridge, President & CEO, Ben Bridge Jeweler. The committee will review all applications with final recipients being notified in early 2024.
To apply for the 2024 JCK Industry Fund, visit https://lasvegas.jckonline.com/en-us/jck-industry-fund.html. Applications must be received by November 17, 2023. Donations to the fund are accepted during attendee and exhibitor registration each year. Registration for JCK & Luxury invited retailers will be open soon.
JCK is a trade only event open to qualified jewelry retailers and professionals only.
Jen Cullen Williams, Luxury Brand Group
MJ McGrath, Marketing Director, JCK & Luxury
Considered the most important jewelry exhibition in the world, JCK provides the global jewelry trade community the optimal stage for business growth by uniting the industry to buy, sell, network, learn and discover. A one-stop destination with the most diverse selection of professionals and products, JCK is jewelry’s most important gathering. Having been a launchpad for jewelry trends, products, and brands for three decades, JCK offers unrivaled access to quality buyers and sellers with 18,000 attendees and over 1,900 exhibitors annually. This is where the jewelry industry and its media partners unite to do business, make vital connections, and get inspired during multiple days of product discovery and exceptional experiences. Visit lasvegas.jckonline.com.
The jewelry event that defines Luxury. An ultra-curated and exclusive jewelry buying experience, Luxury caters to the niche, high-end jewelry market. Only the most prestigious and affluent jewelers are invited to this two-day program of appointments, relaxed networking and amenity-packed shopping experience. Luxury attendees receive convenient access to exhibitors from across the globe at JCK, considered the most important jewelry exhibition in North America, to discover trends and meet all their sourcing needs under one roof, from settings and findings, to loose stones, to equipment and technology, from high end to fashion, and everything in between. Luxury provides the best place to do business in a high-end, secure environment. Visit luxury.jckonline.com.
About RX (Reed Exhibitions)
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organizations. We elevate the power of face to face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com