The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its VIP fundraiser the annual Awards for Excellence Gala at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City on 20th October, 2021.
“We are thrilled to gather our industry friends and colleagues together, and to be able to host one of the first in-person industry events in New York City! Our annual gala is always highly anticipated, and we can’t wait to deliver a fun evening both in-person and online,” said Jacqueline Cassaway, WJA President.
The VIP in-person fundraiser will feature a fresh format focused on community and connection with an extended cocktail hour for networking followed by a compact theater-style programme highlighting this year’s honorees and WJA’s extensive programmes and accomplishments. A virtual live-stream component will be available to members and non-members who are unable to attend the event in person. The fundraiser will center around WJA’s 2021 organizational theme, Building Resilience, with the goal of raising funds to continue its exceptional programming and charitable giving, including WJA’s diversity, equity and inclusion events, and WJA Foundation’s newest Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability Education Fund supporting the development of more responsible business leaders in our industry.