Jeweler Finds Charitable Use for Old Treasures

The Kazanjian Foundation, the charitable arm of Kazanjian Bros. Inc. jewelry company, has announced a new service. Through the foundation, individuals can donate jewelry to a worthy cause and still receive a tax deduction—often worth more than what could be obtained in an outright sale. Michael Kazanjian, owner of Kazanjian Bros. and president of the foundation, said, "We are committed to underwriting all expenses so that 100% of all proceeds reach the many charities that we serve. Meanwhile, individual donors can also claim the highest tax deduction allowed by law." The Kazanjian Foundation's collection started with a gift of 10 years' accumulation of pieces collected from celebrities including Clark Gable, Eva Gabor, Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, and the Shah of Iran. The foundation plans to organize a tour throughout the United States and possibly overseas to feature the jewelry d
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