Albert’s Diamond Jewelers presented a $220, 557.60 check to the National MS Society this Tuesday morning in Schererville as a donation to support its mission to end multiple sclerosis. Father and son store owners of Albert’s, Frederick and Joshua Halpert, have been choosing to fundraise for the MS Society at their Annual MS Auction for 15 years now.
Last year, Albert’s was honored at the Society’s national conference for meeting its fundraising threshold of $1 million and has further exceeded that threshold this year. Director of Individual Giving for the National MS Society Laura Milewski and Executive Director of the Indiana Chapter Beverley Stafford were more than grateful to accept the donated check on behalf of the Society, understanding the immensity of its impact.
“We can’t do the work that we do to end MS, restore lost-function individuals, and provide programs and services without contributions like this, so it means a lot to us. The Society really depends on those funds,” Milewski explained.
Thank You to Frederick and Josh Halpert owners of Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, for donating $220,557.60 from their annual auction, to the National MS Society.
A couple of months ago I blogged about this auction on Tumblr. http://wipeoutms.blog/post/165983132189/alberts-ms-auction-funds-research-for-a-cure