Last updateWed, 01 Jul 2020 1pm

Jewelers for Children to honor Drosos and Abramo at 2020 Facets of Hope

JFC AbramoMercedes Abramo, president and chief executive officer, Cartier North AmericaJewelers for Children will hold the 22nd edition of its Annual Facets of Hope event on June 4, at the Venetian Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, NV, during the jewelry market week. The event shifts to Thursday evening in connection with the change in the date pattern for the 2020 events.   

During the event Gina Drosos, chief executive officer of Signet Jewelers, Ltd. and Mercedes Abramo, president and chief executive officer of Cartier North America will be honored and the charity will announce the success of their fundraising efforts for the year. 

In 2019, more than 1,200 industry friends attended the event and it was announced that $1.3 million would be donated to the JFC charity partners bringing the cumulative total since 1999 to nearly $57 million. 

“We are so fortunate to have Gina and Mercedes serving as honorees for the 2020 edition of our Facets of Hope event,” said Debra Puzio, JFC Board Chair.  “Along with them and hearing from some of the young heroes the industry has helped, the evening will be a ‘not-to-miss’ event.”

JFC DrososGina Drosos, chief executive officer, Signet Jewelers, Ltd.The event begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner and the program beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in attending or sponsoring can contact JFC at 212-687-2949 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Details and participation forms are available at the JFC website, www.jewelersforchildren.org.  

Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has raised nearly $57 million for programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect through charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish® America, and the National CASA Association.  JFC also provides support to Make-A-Wish® International, the Organization for Autism Research and the Santa-America Fund.