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Community Voting November 18­‐December 31 Will Decide Which Organization Will Receive an Additional Donation


Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry proudly announces the third installation of Jewelry Stars Give Back, a charitable giving program that will recognize a glittering group of metro Detroiters and their favorite charitable organizations. Known for their trendsetting fashion and jewelry choices and their outstanding community support, 14 local style icons and their charity of choice will be featured in the 2015 holiday issue of Tapper’s Accent magazine, which will be distributed this month to tens of thousands of homes and promoted citywide. Accent will also be available at all three Tapper’s locations in Novi, Troy and West Bloomfield.
“We wanted to create a platform for local charities to expand their reach during the holiday giving season,” says Mark Tapper, President of Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. “Tapper’s invited 14 community-­‐minded individuals who are known for both their charitable outreach and great sense of style to be ambassadors for this year’s Jewelry Stars Give Back campaign. We’re thrilled to have their support, and invite the community to join us in championing these 14 deserving organizations.”

Jewelry Stars Give Back will launch with a star-­‐studded holiday party from 6-­‐9 p.m. November 18 at Tapper’s at The Somerset Collection. Meet Peter Webster, president and co-­‐founder of Roberto Coin. Enjoy fabulous cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the beauty of the new Roberto Coin collection, and mix and mingle with 14 incredible charities – and their Jewelry Stars representatives – helping them to further their mission. To kick off the campaign, Tapper’s will make a $1,000 donation to each organization, plus give them the opportunity to earn an additional gift.

Meet the Tapper’s 2015 Jewelry Stars and Selected Charities:

Annette Barnes-Grain supports SONS – Save Our Neighborhood and Streets

The mission of SONS is to disciple at-risk youth and to positively impact their families and environments through programs and activities that cultivate spiritual, social, cultural and academic growth and development. SONS touches more than 4,000 youth annually in the Blue Water Area. Programs include: The Talented TENTH Leadership Development program, Dream Camp summer elementary outreach, after-school programs, recreational sports leagues, Manhood and Sister Circle mentoring and U R Luv’d school-wide assemblies. To learn more and support, visit, or call 810.334.6710.

Courtney Bomier-Szucs supports Clarkston SCAMP

Clarkston SCAMP is a five-week summer camp program that supports children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and cognitive or emotional impairment. Daily activities include music, art, games, field trips and special on-site visits by groups for educational and entertainment purposes. SCAMPers from all over Southeastern Michigan attend the program and no child is turned away because of financial need. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.623.8089.

Jim Dunn supports Kids Gala, a David C. McKnight Foundation

The David C. McKnight Foundation was created in memory of Nicole Marie Burton, to provide a celebration of life to children who have or are battling a life-altering event. Kids Gala is dedicated to hosting events that will individually celebrate each child’s life achievements. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.886.0631.

Scott Ferguson supports the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM has been recognized for its many award-winning programs and services. The NKFM has also been recognized for its sound fiscal management by receiving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity evaluator, for the last seven years, putting the NKFM in the top one percent of charities evaluated. To learn more and support, visit, or call 734.222.9800.

Shelby Glazer supports The Polo Fields Foundation of Michigan benefiting North Star Reach

The Polo Fields Foundation of Michigan has a longstanding philanthropic commitment to local charities. Through an annual golf outing, it has raised money to benefit many health initiatives, including North Star Reach. North Star Reach, a provisional member of SeriousFun Camps founded by Paul Newman, offers life-changing camp experiences for children with serious health challenges and their families. Beginning in 2016, North Star Reach will open its new facility in Pinckney, Michigan, where these children can experience the magic of camp. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.355.6810.

Renee Godin supports Grace Centers of Hope

Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the homeless, addicted and unwanted through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life-skills education and work-related programs. The foundation of change is the local church, which encourages residents to become strong in faith and independence while it lovingly promotes a sense of belonging within a community that truly can be called home. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.334.2187.

Roxana Han supports Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Beaumont Children's Hospital provides a full spectrum of comprehensive health services for infants, children and adolescents in 36 medical and surgical subspecialties throughout Beaumont Health. The Beaumont Children’s Hospital team includes more than 80 pediatric subspecialists and more than 200 board-certified pediatricians in addition to dedicated pediatric nurses and support staff. Beaumont Children’s Hospital is a member of Children’s Hospital Association and is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.551.3607.

Emily Ishbia supports Share A Smile

Mark and Kirstin Hammond founded Share A Smile in 1999 with the mission of providing direct assistance to low-income families faced with unforeseen hardships. SAS programs and projects provide direct assistance and hope to low-income families every day. SAS supplies funding to help meet the basic needs of life: housing, warmth, food, education or medical necessities. Whether preventing eviction, keeping utilities on for a struggling family or providing a warm coat for a child, SAS and its volunteers are making a difference, one person at a time. To learn more and support, visit, or call 248.792.9406.

Gregory Kelser supports Winning Futures

Winning Futures, Crain’s Best-managed Non-profit, is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers youth to succeed through mentoring and strategic planning. It transforms high school students into employable, productive adults, helps them see the path to a purposeful career and assists them in creating the road map to get there. It partners with 14 schools in Metro Detroit and facilitates weekly innovative sessions at the school. Since 1994, Winning Futures has impacted 40,000 students! To learn more and support, visit, or call 586.294.8449.

Laurie Lyall supports Cornerstone Schools Association

At Cornerstone, the mission is to provide the next generation of leaders in Detroit with an excellent education, a foundation of strong character, and impactful relationships that will lead to a fulfilling life of family and career. In its 25th year, Cornerstone is ranked the number-one school in Detroit. From preschool through high school, it provides a continuum of success for "every student. This success is made possible by the support of its broad and beloved community. To learn more and support, visit or call 313.892.1860. "

Marie Molnar supports Manresa Jesuit Retreat House

The mission of Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is to help men and women grow spiritually through prayer, reflection, guidance and teaching according to the Ignatian tradition. MJRH is Catholic and Jesuit but serves all who seek closer unions with God and growth in their spiritual lives. MJRH helps individuals by exploring and studying the many dimensions of spiritual growth, including an awareness and experience of God's unconditional love for us. To learn more and support, visit or call 248.644.4933.

Ayisha Mumin supports the Young Survival Coalition

Three young women who were under the age of 35 when diagnosed founded Young Survival Coalition (YSC) in 1998. They were discouraged by the lack of resources available and the underrepresentation of young women in breast cancer research. Today, YSC is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. To learn more and support, visit or call 317.288.5203.

Siraj Mumin supports the American Association of Blacks in Energy

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues. AABE provides energy professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through education, college scholarships, mentoring, internships, community service and business networking. To learn more and support, visit or call 313.366.8535.

Cheryl Sopha supports Ele’s Place

Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. A non-profit, community-based organization, its mission is dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens and their families. The vision of the organization is that every grieving child in Michigan will have access to compassionate support. To learn more and support, visit or call 517.482.1315.

Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry offers an exquisite selection of engagement rings, spectacular designer jewelry, and luxury timepieces. Tapper’s provides a luxury shopping experience with unparalleled customer service at each of its three metro-area locations in Novi, Troy and West Bloomfield. A multi-generation family-owned business, Tapper’s has been helping its customers Mark the Moment for more than 38 years. Visit Tapper’s online at

Posted on 11/18/2015

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