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Tom Voltin and Jewel

Bling and Sing

It’s not hard in Jewel’s case to put a face to the name. Her stunning beauty, crystal clear voice, and classy demeanor make her not only an absolutely breathtaking woman, but an extremely successful singer/songwriter as well. She, along with artists, including Beyonce Knowles, Gloria Estefan, and B.B. King, joined forces with Saks and VHI and successfully raised money for public school music programs throughout the nation.

Sak’s Fifth Avenue recruited many of their designers and vendors such as Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, and Hugo Boss to create original merchandise to be sold at the event. The proceeds were donated in part to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

“Women make up 80% of Saks Fifth Avenue’s customers. Many are mothers and all understand the need for music in our children’s lives. We are thrilled to be partnering with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation,” says Christina Johnson, president and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue. “As we know, children are our future, and musical education is essential for their growth and development. Research concludes that children involved with a music program perform better in school and are less likely to become involved with dangerous activities. Partnering with VH1 Save The Music will give Saks Fifth Avenue a chance to help shape the lives of America’s youth through the gift of music.”

Attendees included Tom Voltin, vice president and general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, Lynn Palmer and Nancy Davis, creator of Center Without Walls, a network of six MS institutions dedicated to MS research programs. Davis recently launched her new jewelry line Peace and Love, which made its debut at Saks. The collection includes an alluring array of semi-precious stones, cuff-links, and front-line styles designed to symbolize the importance of peace and love across cultures. Celebrity fans include Tom Arnold and Tommy Hilgiger.

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation was established in 1997 and has accumulated over  US $25 million in musical instruments. Results have reached over 500,000 children in 1,000 public schools improving lives and expanding music knowledge and awareness. Owner of VH1 as the CEO of Viacom, Sumner Redstone supported this charitable event while on the same evening receiving an honor for his philanthropic involvement with The Fulfillment Fund.

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