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Philanthropy is Beautiful® the only jewelry company that donates 100% of profits to the buyer's choice of charity. It is a unique social enterprise model that puts the power to make a positive change in the customer’s hands..
Founded by Joan Hornig, the brand was launched in 2002 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and is currently sold online and at fine retailers and museum shops across the United States. Sales to date have generated millions of dollars in donations to over 1,000 non-profit organizations around the world -- all chosen by customers.
Philanthropy is Beautiful® fine jewelry pieces are either one-of-a-kind or produced in very limited editions for the true jewelry aficionado. They are as personal as your passions for helping others.
The Pavé The Way® line features pavé diamonds to highlight the messages you want to share with others as you actively change the world by empowering, nourishing and protecting what is most precious. Our goal is for every client to enjoy being a philanthropist and enable every non-profit they care about to benefit. Each Philanthropy is Beautiful® piece is intended to be a conversation starter with its own punch of personality and intentional messaging. Our jewelry is designed to be worn on its own or layered. Mix metals, gemstones, scale and price points to make your personal statement about making a difference.
Helga Piaget is the founder of the Monaco-based non-profit organization Passion Sea, which reaches out to schools around the world with educational and artistic initiatives around ocean conservation.
The Nature of Philanthropy
Giving the time and energy to make something positive happen. It doesn’t need to be worldwide. Even if it’s small – it can be next door, in the community – it is amazing to see something happen. For me, it’s water and the environment. There is so much being done, but there is still so much to do. Water connects us all, with our bodies, with our whole planet. It’s important. You must feel where your heart goes – for you need a big passion and you need a lot of time – then think as big as you want.
In 2015, Passion Sea started with a vision: to protect the water on this earth, nature's greatest gift. Fueled with passion and a profound call to restore this element to its original beauty and purpose, we embraced this philanthropic journey. We focused our attention on the young generation as being the leaders of tomorrow. A call for action, an international art contest on the theme of water, was launched. Children all over the world participated in this project. The unique creations, voices, and interests were overwhelming. We then decided to create a book from the top children's artworks and juxtapose them with thoughts, words of wisdom, knowledge, and interest of recognizable figures of our times in the field of science, sports, music, arts, charity, and politics. This dialog between the ages was the basis of "Water is Life: Thoughts of Our Generation." Introductory education was also integrated and is part of all our ventures: teaching about water properties, cycles, memory, rituals, protection, and pollution as a foundation.
Following personal awareness, Passion Sea wanted to focus on community awareness and communication. This resulted in two ongoing flag projects. Passion Sea Children World Water Flag brings together children in each country toward a common goal and vision by expressing their vision on the subject of water. Passion Sea Flag is a new symbol of environmental behavior at sea for boats. Each flag comes with a code of conduct to love and respect our Waters. Those initiatives are bringing together children and adults alike aiming for better standards. With each program, motivation to create Change arose and led to individual and group actions on a local and global level.
We also created products and solutions to enhance drinkable water at home. Now we are ready to continue to broaden the field of action, following our roots and expanding our branches to make an impact through children's education, water healing art installations, home water filtration education, water cycle quality preservation, and challenges of marine pollution.
Find out more: passionsea.com
Luxury resort developer Stephanie Zabriskie's encounter with the Maasai people during a remote UNESCO world heritage site tour five years ago evolved into a transformative journey of philanthropy. Her non-profit, 'Humanculture,' originally focused on clean water initiatives, now takes a holistic approach, addressing the Maasai people's nutritional, medical, financial, academic, and sustainability needs. Zabriskie challenges traditional development practices, emphasizing cultural sensitivity and unique, immersive experiences over sanitized environments. Humanculture will debut in New York with an exhibition celebrating Maasai culture, fashion, and contemporary art, fostering dialogue and connection beyond traditional representations.
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When most business owners decide to step back after a long and successful career, real estate mogul Bob Knakal defies the norm. Renowned as the most recognizable name in commercial real estate brokerage in the United States, Knakal's journey is marked not only by his remarkable achievements in brokering but also by a profound commitment to philanthropy.
With a career spanning 40 years, Knakal has brokered the sale of a staggering 2,329 properties in New York City, accumulating a market value of approximately $22 billion. His legacy is deeply tied to the unique success story of Massey Knakal Realty Services, a company he co-founded with Paul Massey in 1988. The company's revolutionary approach, dividing the city into small territories and fostering true market experts, propelled them to dominance in the New York City market.
The company's success was not just about numbers but was rooted in a commitment to training, creating market experts, and embracing a Servant Leadership approach. Knakal attributes the company's outsized results to these factors, with appraisal reports showing their sales occurring at prices 31.5% higher than the market average.
Reflecting on the Massey Knakal experience, Knakal emphasizes the importance of building a company culture that values each team member's contribution. The focus on training, from initial success to continuous improvement, and the implementation of a Servant Leadership approach, fostered a sense of responsibility and camaraderie.
Knakal's legacy extends beyond real estate. Philanthropy is ingrained in Massey Knakal's core values, and Knakal himself is deeply involved in charitable activities, especially those benefiting disadvantaged children. Serving on boards, supporting after-school programs, and volunteering at organizations like Ice Hockey in Harlem and Shema Kolaniu, he has consistently demonstrated a commitment to giving back.
Even after selling Massey Knakal for $100 million in 2014, Knakal shows no signs of slowing down. As the Head of the NY Private Capital Group at JLL, the second-largest commercial real estate company globally, he continues to sell buildings with the same enthusiasm and vigor. Knakal's story is not just about real estate; it's a testament to leadership, philanthropy, and the enduring impact of a values-driven approach in business.
19th Annual Hamptons Happening, one of the most anticipated events kicked off the Hamptons summer schedule on the beautiful estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel. This year they were thrilled to be honoring: Chef Ralph Scamardella, EVP and Chief Culinary Officer, Tao Group Hospitality, Lori and Scott Levine, co-founder of Scott's Protein Balls, Denise Albert, CEO and co-founder of My Cancer Family, and Anna Zuckerman, Founder and Chief Designer at Anna Zuckerman.
Thanks to events like the Hamptons Happenings, SWCRF has been able to invest more than $100 million towards groundbreaking cancer research. We hope you will join us at one of our biggest fundraisers of the year
Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour hosted the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program’s Rosé Day kickoff. Steven Kravit, Vice President and General Manager, along with Jennifer Valoppi, Marisa Toccin Lucas, Daniela Swaebe, Carol Iacovelli, Krista Rosenberg and Suzy Buckley Woodward welcomed the organization’s Miami-Dade Leadership Council and guests for an afternoon of fashion and fun. Guests enjoyed lunch and a fashion show featuring the latest fall collections.
Liaisoncorp collaboration with Messika and @bcrfcure. To close off breast cancer awareness month, they organized a meaningful in-store shopping event at Messika in Aventura Mall, where every purchase contributed to breast cancer awareness and vital research. The evening concluded with a delightful luncheon at Motek. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research and metastatic breast cancer research. bcrf.org
Catwalk for Charity with Angels for Humanity and Balmain at the PAMM. The yearly event by Angels for Humanity, an organization founded by Judith Joseph and Julio Hernandez working to support underprivileged communities in Miami, Haiti and other developing countries, showcased Balmain’s latest collection. Throughout the show, guests enjoyed an exquisite dinner and award presentation honoring La mamilover, Camila Guiribitey, Marile Lopez_mba,Lopez Govlaw and Mrs. Moskow.
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami are proud to present “OCULUS – Le Sceptre Rose,” the 28th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball, held in November 2023. Commemorating four decades of achievement for both presenters, the gala serves as a tribute to the 40-year anniversaries of both Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami. Funds raised at the annual Ball support Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, an organization committed to granting transformative wishes for children facing critical illnesses.
World Prematurity Day – a global initiative to raise awareness about premature birth and the challenges families of premature babies confront. Honored the day, ICU baby hosted a luncheon for parents of preemies to share stories, raise awareness and spread love for current NICU families throughout our South Florida community. This inaugural event is being spearheaded by Chelsea Mandler and will be held at The Ocean Club in Key Biscayne. The event will feature a champagne welcome, a three course, seated lunch and a fashion show with preemie moms and their little ones walking down the aisle as their NICU journey of prematurity is shared.
Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation hosted its 9th Annual Legacy Gala, Honored to present Community Champion Awards to the following Honorees, for their decades of service. The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation was established in 2011 as a non-profit entity with the mission to generate funds for the preservation and maintenance of the historic building and gardens through a variety of art and multicultural events with community involvement.
The Vizcaya Ball welcomed 350 guests on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Aligned with an age of unparalleled glamour, the 66th Annual Vizcaya Ball raised funds for the continued preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Guests arrived at the cascade entrance dressed in black tie attire, mirroring icons of the silver screen in line with Old Hollywood theme. The cocktail reception took place in the Main House courtyard, as the space filled the sounds of Jeffrey Grainger and Orchestra, along with Beltro Entertainment. The evening continued along Vizcaya’s waterfront terrace, as led by NBC 6 anchor Roxanne Vargas, who returns as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Shalini Vadhera, founder of Power Beauty Living (PBL), a newly established 501c3 non-profit organization, proudly announced its launch and the unveiling of the groundbreaking campaign, "We Don't Pass Judgement, We Pass The Baton" at a special event held in Beverly Hills. The transformative initiative, in collaboration with the revolutionary beauty brand Ready Set Jet, aims to power up women's beauty, business, and achieve balance in their lives.
The Fisher Island Hat Lunch benefited the Fisher Island Day School, and will be attended by approximately 140 [mostly] women, made up of Island residents, Club members as well as Fisher Island Day School parents (who also happen to be mostly Island residents). This year, the luncheon was held at the Vanderbilt Mansion, and attire was elegant, with guests encouraged to sport fashionable headwear–such as beautiful, modern hats, fascinators and hair jewelry. The event was very lively, beginning with a cocktail hour and fashion contest, and ending with a fabulous luncheon accompanied by a DJ.
Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley Miami teamed up with Power of Goodness for a fundraiser benefitting children in the Ukraine. Held at the home of Marc and Krystyna Laukien, the event was hosted by Yuliia Faist and and Anna Merhabi. Complete with a sumptuous buffet and fashion show featuring designer apparel from Neiman Marcus. A piece of art by Kevin Berlin was debuted. Philanthropists turned out in festive outfits to enjoy a beautifully produced party by Wepah Events.
The Mandarin Oriental has hosted the annual Be A Voice fundraising gala since its opening in 2000. Voices For Children Foundation is grateful for the longstanding support and partnership of the Mandarin Oriental Miami and Swire Properties. This year's sold-out gala welcomed 500 community leaders, child advocates, elected officials, Board members, and sponsors who celebrated “The Magic of Partnerships.” This year's theme underscored the importance of coalescing the community to protect children in the foster care system in Miami-Dade County who have experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Youth Inc is an NYC-based venture philanthropy organization that seeks to transform the lives of NYC youth by empowering and educating youth-development companies. Youth Inc was incepted in 1994, and since that time it has helped over 1 million young people unleash their potential and laid the foundation for their success. The company has raised over $110 million which helped more than 190 community-based
Oligo Nation is a non-profit that advocates for medical research and raising funds to cure oligodendroglioma, a rare type of brain cancer, also known as Oligo. The company was founded in 2014 by a few families who were dedicated to accomplishing the better result of the research. With more than 90% of donations going to research initiatives, Oligo Nation has raised $1.3 million which helped them advance research methods.
Established in 1984, STRIVE helps New Yorkers get back to work by offering skills training, certification, and job placement services. To this date, the nonprofit has helped thousands of students from underrepresented communities gain financial independence and build their careers.
FOR | HENRY is a fundraiser organized by Mary Saldano and Anthony Saldano. The couple seeks to raise money to help their 2-year-old son Henry who has a severe neurological disorder called AHC (Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood). Their goal is to raise $3M to get the needed treatment for Henry. Mary and Anthony also strive to spread awareness about AHC considering how rare the disorder is.
The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) is a storied nonprofit that was founded in 1962. For around 60 years, GNEC has been partnering with the UN and providing support to other humanitarian organizations, and making sure they have a voice at the decision table..
The charity was founded by Kim and Stew Leonard who had lost their child in a drowning accident in 1989. Every year, the Foundation provides 10,000 free or low-cost swimming lessons to children, educating them on water safety. Since its inception, the company has raised more than $2 million dollars.
Birds Nest Foundation is a non-profit video production company based in New York City. Our team works with nonprofit organizations to produce high-quality documentaries, short videos, and public service announcements (PSAs). We have a for-profit side called Birds Nest Productions which operates to sustain our non-profit by generating additional funds. Birds Nest team