ORT’s Jewelry Industry Chapter Raises Funds for Students

A benefit honoring Wal-Mart senior vice president Arthur Emmanuel for the ORT Students in Need program raised more than $500,000. Emmanuel was presented with the chapter’s 2005 Community Achievement Award and addressed the audience. Sponsored by The Jewelry Industry Chapter of American ORT, the event attracted over 250 jewelers, manufacturers, diamond dealers and watch-company executives.

The Students in Need program provides aid to more than 4,000 ORT students and their families who face financial difficulties.

For information about American ORT, visit www.aort.org or call (800) 364-9678.