Nathan R. Light To Be Honored By Diamond Empowerment Fund

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

NATE LIGHT TO BE HONORED BY DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND AT “DIAMONDS DO GOOD” AWARDS IN LAS VEGAS   First Ever D.E.F. Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient   New York, NY; March 1, 2016 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) will present its first ever “Diamonds Do Good” Lifetime Achievement Award to Nathan R. “Nate” Light, former […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund to Host Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala in Las Vegas

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; November 10, 2015 — The Diamond Empowerment Fund announces the Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala to be held in Las Vegas on June 2, 2016, the eve of the opening of the JCK Show. The event will honor industry leaders and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to improve the quality of […]

D.E.F. Awards $122,500 to Botswana Top Achievers Program; Check Ceremony Held at Dinner Reception Honoring Vice-President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; October 6, 2015 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) presented a check for $122,500 to support Batswana youth through access  to higher education so they can help contribute to the economic development and diversification of Botswana. The check was presented October 1 to the Botswana Delegation in New York for the United […]

D.E.F. Awards $122,500 to African Leadership Academy; Check Ceremony Held at Reception Featuring Former First Lady Graça Machel Mandela

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  New York, NY; September 29, 2015 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) presented a check for $122,500 to support the next generation of leaders in Africa through access to higher education. The check was presented to ALA co-founders Fred Swaniker and Chris Bradford, on the eve of the African Leadership Academy’s Student Indaba held in […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Responds to TIME Magazine in Open Letter

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

An Open Letter in Response to TIME Magazine’s September 7, 2015 Article “Diamonds Do Good” by The Diamond Empowerment Fund The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) is a global non-profit organization founded by and funded by the diamond industry to support education and other transformative initiatives in diamond communities around the world. During most of the […]

D.E.F. Student Scholars Shine at Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Gala, Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Las Vegas, NV; May 29, 2015 – Amidst the festive and sensationally colored backdrop of the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom, Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India received the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s (D.E.F) highest recognition last night, the 2015 Global Empowerment Salute. Presented for India’s global leadership and contributions to democracy, development and the […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund to Support Diamond Development Initiative’s Mobile School Program in the DRC

Posted on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; May 12, 2015 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) announced today its support of a mobile school for youth in the Kankala mining community of the Kasaï Occidentale province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Set to open in June 2015, the Diamond Empowerment Mobile School will give twenty-five children […]

Grammy® Award Winning Artist Kelly Rowland to Headline Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas 2015

Posted on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; May 6, 2015 – Kelly Rowland, the GRAMMY® Award winning artist who rocketed to fame as part of Destiny’s Child, will headline the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Diamonds in the Sky Las Vegas gala on May 28 at the Four Seasons Ballroom in Las Vegas. The star-studded event will salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds Do Good Consumer Initiative

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

IN-STORE AND ON-LINE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO RETAILERS AT NO FEE   Chicago, IL, April 20, 2015 — Today’s customers increasingly want to know that the companies they do business with are a force for positive change. During both the “Power Panel” and “Connecting Powerful Diamond Stories with Customers” seminars at the Smart Show Chicago, Dr. Benjamin […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces First Beneficiary in India

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

    Mumbai, India; March 11, 2015 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) has approved a $50,000 grant to Veerayatan, the first educational institution in India to receive funding from D.E.F. Veerayatan was chosen because of how its innovative approach to education improves the quality of life for its students. “Veerayatan is a model for […]