Diamond Empowerment Fund Approves Grants Totaling $240,000

Diamond Empowerment Fund Approves Grants Totaling $240,000

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News, Press and Photo Galleries | No Comments

New York, NY; October 21, 2014 – The board of directors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) today approved the granting of funds to its existing beneficiaries, the African Leadership Academy, Botswana Top Achievers Program, and CIDA City Campus, and added a $15,000 donation to the Tanzania-based Flaviana Matata Foundation (diamondempowerment.org). “We are thrilled to be […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces New Global Board Members

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces New Global Board Members

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in DEF Blog, News | No Comments

New York, NY; October 14, 2014 – The Diamond Empowerment Fund is pleased to add two global industry leaders to its board of directors: David Prager, Head of Corporate Affairs for the De Beers Group of Companies, and Kent Wong Siu Kee, Managing Director of Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited. David Prager […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Receives JCK Industry Grant

Diamond Empowerment Fund Receives JCK Industry Grant

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in DEF Blog, News | No Comments

April 8, 2014 – Norwalk, CT – JCK announced today that Diamond Empowerment Fund would be one of eight recipients of its 16th annual Industry Fund for 2014. The grants are awarded to individuals, groups, or associations whose work results in the betterment of the overall jewelry industry. Diamond Empowerment Fund Executive Director, Nancy Orem […]

Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas Raises Over $1 Million To Support Diamonds Do Good Mission

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News | No Comments

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2, 2014 – On May 29th, 2014, on the eve of the opening of JCK Las Vegas, the world’s largest diamond and jewelry trade show, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) brought together a unique mix of the international diamond jewelry industry, government officials from diamond producing nations, government dignitaries and celebrities. […]

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

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

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

New York, NY; March 10, 2014 – Tiffany & 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 […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Signet Jewelers Ltd. As The First Premier Presenting Sponsor Of “Diamonds In The Sky” In Las Vegas, Event to Include Presentation of the 2014 Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Signet Jewelers Ltd. As The First Premier Presenting Sponsor Of “Diamonds In The Sky” In Las Vegas, Event to Include Presentation of the 2014 Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; January 29, 2014 – Signet Jewelers Ltd. – the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the US and UK, trading primarily under the store brands of Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry in the US – will support the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) as the first Premier Presenting Sponsor of the […]

Donna Distefano, Royal Asscher, and Benjamin Banneker Launch Diamond Empowerment Jewelry Website

Donna Distefano, Royal Asscher, and Benjamin Banneker Launch Diamond Empowerment Jewelry Website

New York, NY; January 23rd, 2014 – Three companies have joined forces in a cross promotional endeavor benefitting the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.). Announcing the launch of www.DiamondEmpowermentJewelry.com, D.E.F. Designer Ambassadors Donna Distefano, Lita Asscher, and Derrick Holmes have each created signature collections featuring diamonds that are available for sale online. Targeting consumers and retailers, […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Third Annual GOOD Awards Dazzles New York City, Salutes Global Leader’s Good Works

Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Third Annual GOOD Awards Dazzles New York City, Salutes Global Leader’s Good Works

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in DEF Blog, Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; January 14th, 2014 – With stunning views overlooking the Empire State Building and the Flatiron District of New York City, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) on Thursday honored diamond industry leaders who are committed to corporate social responsibility and promoting education, empowerment, and prosperity in diamond-producing countries. DEF’s GOOD Awards were given […]

Forevermark Announces Partnership in Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Empowerment Circle at 2014 GOOD Awards

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Partnership to Launch Forevermark Promise Scholars Program New York, NY; January 10th, 2014 – At last night’s GOOD Awards, Forevermark, the luxury diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies, announced a multi-year partnership with the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F), joining D.E.F’s Empowerment Circle at the Infinity level. “With an aligned mission of bringing […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund to Feature Global DJ Sensation DJ M.O.S. at the 2014 GOOD Awards

Diamond Empowerment Fund to Feature Global DJ Sensation DJ M.O.S. at the 2014 GOOD Awards

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; December 5, 2013 – A fixture in New York nightlife, DJ M.O.S. has emerged as one of the most sought after DJs in the world and can be regularly heard playing at exclusive clubs in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Oslo and Tokyo. On January 9th, 2014 DJ M.O.S. […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) Featured by Partner Malca-Amit During Celebration of First Botswana Sight

Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) Featured by Partner Malca-Amit During Celebration of First Botswana Sight

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in DEF Blog, Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; November 12, 2013 – Last night, D.E.F.’s Empowerment Circle Partner, Malca-Amit hosted a celebratory event honoring the inaugural 2013 Botswana Sight. Government officials, dignitaries, and DTC Sightholders, were among the guests recognizing the importance of the move of De Beers Sales Operations from London to Botswana. Noting the historic nature of the […]

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas Honoring H.E. President Khama and The Government of Botswana

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas Honoring H.E. President Khama and The Government of Botswana

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments

New York, NY; November 6, 2013 – Following successful Diamonds in the Sky Gala events in London and Hong Kong, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) announced today that they will be starting off the 2014 JCK weekend with their third Diamonds In The Sky Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada. The glamour filled evening will include […]