Harry Winston Brilliant Futures®
Showing the same care and commitment to our communities, as we do to our clients, has been a hallmark of the House of Harry Winston since its foundation in 1932. A dedicated philanthropist, Mr. Winston cultivated a tradition of giving dedicated to inspiring hope and improving lives.
In 1949, Mr. Winston organized the “Court of Jewels,” a magnificent traveling collection of his most impressive and historic gems. At the heart of the exhibit was the rare 45.52-carat Hope Diamond, the world’s largest deep blue diamond. For five years, the “Court of Jewels” toured major cities across the U.S. to raise money for local charitable causes. In 1958, Mr. Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. as a gift to the world.
As stewards of our founder’s legacy, the company launched the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures® Charitable Program in November 2010, which proudly supports leading organizations in our Salon communities whose mission is to enable brilliant futures.
Within this program, the company and the Harry Winston Hope Foundation® are proud to support organizations that strive to give young people a quality education and the support needed for a healthy and hopeful future, and that enable all individuals to have access to enriching experiences within arts and culture.
Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.
Harry Winston is proud to support JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide, a 2022 recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for its success in equipping young people from diverse backgrounds with the skillsets and mindsets to prepare for a productive future. Harry Winston’s investment in JA supports programming focused on life skills, work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. One of the world’s top 10 NGO’s, JA serves over 12 million youth annually through partnership with educational systems, schools and youth programs across 100 countries.
Central Park Conservancy
New York City
In 2022, Harry Winston announced a special multi-faceted partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, who are committed to maintaining Central Park as a respite from the pace and pressures of City life for all. In support of nature preservation and outdoor experiences for a healthier, more brilliant future for all individuals, Harry Winston is the Presenting Sponsor of the Conservancy’s flagship fundraising events. These include the annual Gala, the Playground Partners Winter Luncheon and The Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon to raise vital support to maintain Central Park and its many programs serving children and families.
Asia Society Texas
Harry Winston’s support of the Asia Society Texas helps to advance the organization’s programs celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia and providing enriching educational and cultural experiences aimed at building a more inclusive society. Asia Society Texas’ educational outreach programs serve children, teens, and educators through long standing partnerships with schools in the Houston community.
Chance for Children
Harry Winston’s support of Chance for Children in Japan provides children in need with access to vital educational programs. Children have participated in after school programs and tutoring, with many learning English for the first time. Hosted by Harry Winston, the children have also had the opportunity to travel from the area devastated by the Northeastern earthquake to Tokyo for an enriching experience.
New York City
With support from The Harry Winston Hope Foundation, long standing partner Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York City for under-resourced, high potential students, opened its new state of the art school building in 2022. Featuring the “Harry Winston Hope Foundation Science Lab,” the new building provides a vibrant school environment for more students to benefit from Harlem Academy’s engaging curriculum and focus on character development. An impressive 100% of the school’s graduates continue to graduate to top secondary schools, with students ultimately thriving at leading universities.
Harry Winston supports KNOWAutism dedicated to giving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder the access they need to vital diagnosis, treatment and support services which too often are a significant financial burden for their families. KNOWAutism’s support includes financial assistance to families as well as ongoing guidance and connection to much needed resources.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Harry Winston supports the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) for its long-standing commitment to excellence in education. SFCM is the oldest conservatory in the American West and has earned an international reputation for producing musicians of the highest caliber. Its faculty includes members of the San Francisco Symphony as well as Grammy Award-winning artists. The Conservatory’s community outreach programs serve over 6,000 school children within the San Francisco Unified School District and members of the wider community at hospitals, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and more. Its Pre-College Division provides high standards of musical training to more than 250 younger students.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Harry Winston supports the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts whose mission is to create, present and celebrate unique performing arts events and educational programs within the disciplines of theatre, dance and music that reflect the cultural diversity of the community. Since opening in 2013, The Wallis has presented more than 250 events and family programs. The Wallis believes that everyone deserves to learn and grow from the arts. GRoW at @ The Wallis, the Center’s renowned arts learning program, features performances and workshops for thousands of students annually, including those from underserved communities, and a special theater program for young people with autism to experience the joy of the arts.
Harry Winston Hope Foundation®
Inspiring Hope & Changing Lives
The Harry Winston Hope Foundation® was established in 2010 in honor of Harry Winston’s long standing commitment to charitable giving. Founded on the belief that education and wellbeing are the keys to creating opportunities for individuals in need to achieve their dreams, the Harry Winston Hope Foundation® supports programs that: 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.
The Harry Winston Hope Foundation® provides funding to organizations in key regions where the company has a presence.