Avery in the News
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James Avery Commits to $500K Donation with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
Jewelry Retailer Proud to Sponsor the National Fine Arts Exhibit for BGCA
KERRVILLE, TEXAS--(April 26, 2010)—James Avery announces their partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) by sponsoring the 2010 National Fine Arts Exhibit program, a $500,000 commitment to be paid out over two years. This nationwide program promotes creativity and art, with approximately 70,000 young adults and 1,500 Clubs across the United States participating. James Avery’s sponsorship has helped facilitate this program in Boys & Girls Clubs all over the United States this year.
Participants in this program submit artwork from four age divisions and 10 mediums to go through a series of local, regional and national judging and exhibitions, resting finally in a virtual gallery on BGCA’s public Web site. The national judging will be held in Atlanta, Georgia this June where Mitch Mikeska, James Avery’s VP of Design, will be on the panel of judges for the national competition. The three “best of show” finalists will travel to Kerrville, Texas, later this year for a creative tour of James Avery’s in-house jewelry studios, graphics department, woodwork shop and architectural area to experience creativity and art in real life careers.
As a specialist in finely crafted jewelry emphasizing strong design, James Avery Craftsman understands the value of creativity and artistic expression. Supporting the education and development of children as well as arts and culture are key focuses of the company’s charitable giving program.
James Avery President and CEO Chris Avery comments, “We are honored to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America by sponsoring their National Fine Arts Exhibit Program. We hope to share our vision of enriching young people’s lives with creativity and arts through this BGCA program. It is our hope that this donation will continue to support the great impact that this program has had on the lives of youth across the nation.”
For more information about James Avery’s involvement in Boys & Girls Clubs of America, please visit www.jamesavery.com/bgca.
About James Avery
Established in 1954, James Avery is a family-owned jeweler that offers high quality, typically hand-crafted jewelry in sterling silver, gold and gemstones. Based in the Texas Hill Country, James Avery maintains over 1,000 designs in the active product line. Each design is originated by skilled men and women in the James Avery design studio and then finely crafted and produced by artisans predominantly in the Texas Hill Country. James Avery jewelry is available at retail stores and online at www.jamesavery.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has enabled young people, especially those who need Clubs most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs can be found throughout the country and on U.S. military installations worldwide, providing young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.