RJO Members

The RJO Foundation

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RJO Foundation Mission  

The RJO Foundation supports the advancement of the jewelry industry by providing scholarship and grants to RJO retail owners, vendor owners and their employees.

RJO Foundation Vision

Our advancement of the jewelry industry provides opportunities to ensure continued growth of the industry.  The RJO Education Foundation mobilizes the giving power of our members and vendors to continue to make an impact in the industry.

Scholarships: 

The RJO Foundation offers scholarships two times per year - spring and fall.  You may apply for the scholarship at any time during the year, but scholarships will typically be awarded in April and October of each calendar year.

APPLY NOW

Please email completed scholarships to the Foundation Associate Executive Director, Alison Groves, alison@rjomembers.com  

Eligibility & Terms

RJO retail owners, vendor owners and their employees may apply for the RJO Foundation Scholarships.  An applicant must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have at least one year's experience working at a RJO member store/company
  • course must be completed while an employee of RJO member store/company
  • the RJO member or vendor account must be in good standing.

Donate:

If you would like to make a donation online, please click here.  Otherwise, we gladly accept checks that can be mailed directly to the Foundation using the address below.

RJO Foundation
PO Box 1045
Newton, IA  50208

Board of Directors: 

The RJO Foundation Board of Directors convenes at each of the RJO Buying Shows.  Meetings contain in-depth discussions in regards to the role the foundation will play in the industry, sustainable fund-raising campaigns, scholarship opportunities and more.  We look forward to making a difference and encouraging the growth of the independent retail jeweler. 

Your RJO Foundation Board of Directors:

  • Mike Pribyl, Cahill-Pribyl Jewelers (President)
  • Robert L. Disinger, Disinger Jewelers, Inc. (Vice-President)
  • Mark A. Comier, Hager Jewelry Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Deb Borgemoen, Wickersham Jewelry
  • Kimberly Gassen, Kelly Jewelry
  • Sheri Ihde, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Doug Meadows, David Douglas Jewelers
  • Kymberlee Setterberg, Setterberg Jewelers
  • Kaushal Shah, VEER

Any questions regarding the Foundation, please contact Foundation Executive Director, Sarah Streb at (800) 247-1774 or sarah@rojmembers.com.   

The RJO Foundation Board of Directors convenes at each of the RJO Buying Shows. Meetings contain in-depth discussions in regards to the role the foundation will play in the industry, sustainable fund-raising campaigns, scholarship opportunities and more.  We look forward to making a difference and encouraging the growth of the independent retail jeweler. 

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