Commitment to Philanthropy
Supporting local communities and giving hope to those in need is a longstanding House tradition that began with our founder, Mr. Harry Winston. From 1949-1953, Mr. Winston organized an exhibition known as “The Court of Jewels” – a magnificent traveling collection featuring his most impressive and historic gems – which toured key cities across America raising money for local charitable causes.
Today, we continue this legacy of philanthropy through The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures™ Charitable Program. We support leading nonprofit organizations that strive to:
- Remove barriers for disadvantaged youth to obtain a quality education and the skills necessary to be successful in life
- Enable healthy futures for underserved populations
- Provide access to cultural and artistic enrichment
MILESTONE PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED
Harry Winston Inc., announced in January 2015 a groundbreaking new partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. In what marks the single largest corporate partnership in amfAR’s history, Harry Winston is supporting amfAR’s dedication to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research, including its Countdown to a Cure initiative, which is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure for HIV/AIDS by 2020. As a leading supporter of amfAR and its Countdown to a Cure initiative, Harry Winston has become the first company to serve as the presenting sponsor for the organization’s 27 gala events taking place across the globe over the next three years. These events are vital to raising more than half of amfAR’s general operating support, enabling the organization to invest wisely in pioneering research and programs.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment, education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Founded by Dr. Mathilde Krim and actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor in 1983, amfAR has invested close to $400 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 3,300 research teams worldwide. amfAR-funded research has increased the understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures™ Charitable Program is comprised of corporate giving and the Harry Winston Hope Foundation. The corporate giving program includes direct donations by the Company to non-profit organizations in our Salon communities. The Harry Winston Hope Foundation, supported primarily by the Company, provides grants to select non-profit organizations that are principally focused on helping young people to obtain a quality education. The Harry Winston Charitable Program is bolstered by the generous volunteering of time and talent of Harry Winston employees globally. The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable Program does not accept unsolicited applications for funding at this time.
The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Program is proud to support organizations working to inspire hope and change people’s lives in our Salon communities worldwide.
China: The International Youth Foundation
The Harry Winston Hope Foundation supports the International Youth Foundation and its local partner the China Youth Development Foundation. Together we have introduced the International Youth Foundation’s renowned Passport to Success® life skills curriculum to help at-risk youth ages 17 - 24 gain new personal and employability skills such as communication, self-confidence, goal setting, effective work habits, and team work.
New York: Harlem Academy
The Harry Winston Hope Foundation supports Harlem Academy, an independent school serving grades one through eight whose mission is to prepare bright, motivated students for success at top secondary schools and lifelong learning. The school's first two graduating classes have earned more than $500,000 in scholarships to top secondary schools.
Los Angeles: Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA in Los Angeles
Harry Winston recently announced the Harry Winston Fellowship Fund in support of the renowned pediatric fellowship program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Over the next five years The Harry Winston Fellowship Fund will support fifteen pediatric physician-scientists who are conducting research to help prevent, treat, and cure disease and illness in children.
New York: The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai Health System
The renowned Dubin Breast Center is part of one of the nation's top-ranked hospitals and offers a multidisciplinary, personalized, and compassionate approach to breast cancer prevention and treatment. Spanning 15,000 square feet, its serene facilities house the full range of services, from state-of-the-art diagnostics to surgery, medical oncology, and post-treatment support.
Japan: Chance for Children
Chance for Children provides children in need in Japan with education vouchers for vital after school programs to support their learning including educational tutors, arts, music and sports programs.