New York, NY—In light of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, Diamonds Do Good (DDG) will include support of The Brave of Heart Fund in its 2020 grant giving.
New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation both provided seed money to start The Brave of Heart Fund, which provides monetary grants for eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers nationwide who lost their lives because of COVID-19. The cash grants provide basic and continuing financial support for families’ common needs, such as funeral costs for the lost family member, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses for children and other dependents currently in school, mortgage or rent payments, and immediate living expenses as the families of the fallen healthcare workers begin to move forward.
“While DDG’s mission is and continues to be benefiting people in diamond communities and helping to share the stories of the positive impact of natural diamonds, these are unprecedented times. To help the families of those who are working to keep all of us safe from COVID-19 is not only the right thing to do, it’s also another example of how the diamond industry has a beneficial impact on the world at large,” says Anna Martin, DDG president.
Support will come from voluntary donations for Diamond Do Good’s upcoming July 30 Virtual Global Conference, featuring perspectives on the future of the diamond industry by De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver, Signet CEO Gina Drosos, Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov, Rosy Blue Managing Director Russell Mehta, and Chow Tai Fook Managing Director Kent Wong.
The event is free, although donations to support the work of Diamonds Do Good and the Brave of Heart Fund are greatly welcomed. Donations of $50 or more will receive a Green Bracelet as a thank-you gift. To register for the event, click here or on the image below, and click here to donate.
Early 2020 sponsors of Diamonds Do Good include: De Beers, Chow Tai Fook, JCK Industry Fund, GIA, IGI and Jewelers of America.