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Jewelry Charity Pioneer Clyde Duneier Dies

Dec 26, 2016 5:02 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Clyde Duneier, founder of family-owned jewelry company Clyde Duneier Inc., passed away aged 88.

During his career, Duneier emerged as a pioneer in the industry’s charitable efforts, leading his New York-based company to establish the Jewelers Charity Fund in 1983, initially as a fundraising effort for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

He subsequently worked with Nate Light, former chief executive officer of Signet Jewelers, to launch the ‘Party with a Purpose’ annual fundraising event. This led to the formation of Jewelers for Children, a charity that has donated more than $51 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect, Duneier’s family said.

He was also responsible for the formation of The Plumb Club, a collection of leading companies from diverse parts of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries.

Duneier passed away on December 18 and is survived by his wife, Estelle, three sons and respective daughters-in-law, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Tags: Charity, Clyde Duneier, Clyde Duneier Inc., Jewelers Charity Fund, Jewelers for Children , Nate Light, new york, Party with a Purpose, Rapaport News, Signet Jewelers, The Plumb Club
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