On Being Part of a Community

Last month, in honor of Labor Day, I talked about how my family always felt responsible for giving back to our wonderful employees over the years — an obligation I still feel today. But, as a long time Long Island business, I also feel a responsibility to our wider community. It is for this reason that I support a variety of local causes, many of them serving women.

Power of PInk Jewelry CollectionI have a series of events coming up this fall, which I hope you’ll support, and consider participating in. First, Fortunoff will be running a promotion called the “Power of Pink” during October. As a way to support breast cancer awareness, we will donate 10% of the cost of any pink item you purchase to the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, with the goal: “to educate, support, empower and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals and the community.” From rose gold to pink gems, in styles for toddlers through to grandmothers, our store and our website are filled to the brim with pink. Click here to see our assortment: Power of Pink Jewelry Collection.

On October 16, I will speak at an evening event sponsored by the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women, an organization that’s been a part of our community since the late 1970s, as professional women began to realize the need for networking and supporting each other in our careers. The group continues to provide women with skills for leadership, knowledge for improving business through networking, and personal and professional motivation opportunities today. The topic of my talk is: “Leadership in Business and the Community.” The event, at Fox Hollow in Woodbury, starts at 6 pm with an hour of networking. Dinner and the presentation will begin at 7 pm. I hope you’ll join us. Click here to learn more.

On October 19, I’ll be attending The Safe Center LI’s A Safe Home Gala at the Garden City Hotel, which raises money for this worthy organization. The Safe Center LI is the only agency in Nassau County providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and trafficking – women, men, children, and the elderly – all under one roof. Its mission is to protect, assist, and empower victims of family violence and sexual assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse.

Elongated Mother of Pearl Oval Pendant, 18K Rose Gold

Donated for auction — Elongated Mother of Pearl Oval Pendant, 18K Rose Gold

I currently serve as vice president of the board of directors of the Safe Center LI. As a gesture of support for its mission, and to help raise money for the cause, Fortunoff has donated four pieces of jewelry to be auctioned off at the silent auction taking place at the gala. In addition, if you visit our boutique and mention the Safe Center, we will donate 20% of your purchase to the center. If you are shopping online, use the code SAFE17 and we’ll make the same donation. To attend the gala and/or support this cause, click here.

Finally, on October 26, I’ll be attending the 6th Annual Moxxie Mentoring Foundation’s Emerald Summit from 11 am – 3 pm at Carlyle On The Green, Bethpage State Park, in Farmingdale. The Emerald Summit is a career advancement and leadership development forum that brings together seasoned professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, academic and entrepreneurial fields. Speakers address the importance of developing and promoting women to address gender disparity in top corporate positions. If you’d like to join me in attending, click here for more information.

I hope to see many of you this fall, either in store, or at one of these wonderful events.

One Reply to On Being Part of a Community

  1. A great jewelry blog, I really like your thoughts and will to support women and breast cancer patients. Really appreciate this and thanks for sharing post with us. I’m gonna definitely follow & forward this message in my feed.

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