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DEF Rebrands as Diamonds Do Good
The Diamond Empowerment Fund has changed its name to Diamonds Do Good to simplify its identity within the industryand resonate more with consumers. The move, announced last week, is designed to align theorganization’s branding in the...
Rough Markets Dec 10, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF Invests in Education on Three Continents
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has grantedits largest-ever award, to be shared among nine beneficiaries across three continents.The $470,000 training and education grant,released early last week, is designed to support girls’ education,entrepreneurship and youth...
Financial-Legal Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF Debuts Scholarships for Canadian Industry
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched its firsteducational grants for young people in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT). “Creating education and employment opportunities for youthwho live in areas where natural diamonds are...
Mining Apr 14, 2019 Rapaport News
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DEF Offers Botswana Trip to Contest Winners
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched a proposalcontest aimed at millennials, promising a free trip toBotswana for the winning couple. The competition — named “Real Stories. Real Diamonds. RealImpact”. — aims to educate the public...
Polished Markets Nov 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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DEF Establishes First Scholarship
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched its firstscholarship in partnership with the Mandela Institute for Development Studies(MINDS). The grant will go to a student from a diamond-producingcountry whose chosen field of postgraduate study facilitates improving...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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DEF to Gift $500K to Students, Entrepreneurs
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has approved up to$500,000 in grants to help students and young entrepreneurs in countries wherediamond mining takes place. The money will go to the organization’s existingbeneficiaries, including the Botswana Top Achievers...
Mining Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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‘Diamonds Do Good’ Awards See Record Results
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) said it hosted its mostsuccessful award show to date, raising funds to provide higher education toyouth in diamond-producing countries. The event’s new Balloons For Good appeal, which was emceedby...
Polished Markets Jun 07, 2018 Rapaport News
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DEF Gets Grant for ‘Diamonds Do Good’
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has received a $100,000grant for its “Diamonds Do Good” initiative, the group said last week. The JCK Industry Fund — which helped launch theprogram three years ago — has...
Retail Mar 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond Names to Get DEF Awards
DEF Reveals Diamonds Do Good Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor De Beers CEOBruce Cleaver, as well as Rolex and a Canadian regional government, at itsDiamonds Do Good awards event in Las Vegas in May. Cleaver, who has headed De Beers since July...
Mining Jan 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Diamonds Do Good: Sharing the Wealth
Standing in the entrance to Kiran Hospital in Surat, India, Govindbhai Dholokia beams with pride as he gestures toward the list of donors that made the facility possible. “Everyone here works with their hearts,” says Dholokia,...
Rough Markets Dec 11, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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Diamond Fund Donates $130K to Botswana Program
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has presented a $130,000 checkto the Botswana Top Achievers program for outstanding scholars who can make acontribution to the country’s economic development.The ceremony was held at Botswana’s mission...
Financial-Legal Oct 23, 2017 Rapaport News
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Helzberg Diamonds to Receive DEF Award
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor HelzbergDiamonds for its contribution to society, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas laterthis year.The retailer will receive the Diamonds Do Good CorporateLegacy of Philanthropy Award at a gala event on June...
Retail Mar 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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GIA Executive to Head Diamond Empowerment Fund
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has named Anna Martin asits new president, succeeding Phyllis Bergman, who is departing after a five-yearterm.Martin (pictured), who is senior vice president for global developmentand beneficiation at the Gemological...
Mining Feb 23, 2017 Rapaport News
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DEF Grants Educational Funding in India, DRC
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) announced two new grantstotaling $130,000 to educational institutions in India and the DemocraticRepublic of Congo (DRC).The DEF and its board approved a $100,000 award toVeerayatan, marking the second consecutive...
Financial-Legal Aug 16, 2016 Rapaport News
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DEF to Honor Former Sterling CEO with ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Award
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will present the first-ever “DiamondsDo Good” Lifetime Achievement Award to Nathan “Nate” Light, the former chief executiveofficer of Sterling Jewelers. Light will receive theaccolade at the DEF’s “Diamonds...
Retail Mar 13, 2016 Rapaport News
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Diamond Empowerment Fund Unveils New Officers, Board Members
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) hasannounced a new slate of officers and six new board members.Phyllis Bergman, chief executive officer of Mercury Ring, continues aspresident for 2016. Ed Hrabak, chief operating officer of Signet Jewelers...
Fair Trade Feb 04, 2016 Rapaport News
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DEF Names Good Awards Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) unveiled the winners of the third annual Good Awards this past evening as Forevermark, JCK and Fred Meyer Jewelers. The formal ceremony is slated for January 9, 2014 at the...
Fair Trade Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Diamond Empowerment Fund's Chavis to Speak on 'Living Up To Diamonds'
Press Release: On Monday, July 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the JA NY show’s seminar room in the Jacob Javits Center, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, the co-founder and senior strategic advisor to The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF),...
Fair Trade Jul 22, 2013 DEF
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Distefano, Royal Asscher, Banneker Create Empowerment Jewelry for DEF
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) launched a new line of ''Empowerment Jewelry,'' through a collaborative effort with jewelry designer Donna Distefano, diamond firm Royal Asscher and Banneker Watches. Each designer has also joined...
Marketing May 22, 2013 Jeff Miller
Gleim The Jeweler, Smithworks Join 'Diamonds for Good' Program
Press Release: Gleim The Jeweler and Smithworks Fine Jewelry agreed with the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s (DEF) message that ‘Doing Good IS Good Business’ and signed on to the Diamonds for Good Membership Program...
Fair Trade May 13, 2013 DEF
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