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Nate Light to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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Former CEO of Sterling Jewelers is a noted philanthropist.

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The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) will present its first ever “Diamonds Do Good” Lifetime Achievement Award to Nathan R. “Nate” Light, the former CEO of Sterling Jewelers Inc., at its “Diamonds Do Good” Awards gala in Las Vegas, June 2 at the Four Seasons Ballroom.

D.E.F’s “Diamonds Do Good” Lifetime Achievement Award will be an annual award given to an individual who has promoted the importance of developing social purpose programs and charitable giving to help communities where the diamond industry does business.

Light was active philanthropist beginning in the 1980s with the Foundation Fighting Blindness and then helped organize the industry’s “Party With a Purpose” at JCK Las Vegas in 1994. He helped galvanize giving around industry charities, and because of his early efforts, today, more than $48 million has been raised by the industry for JFC to benefit children in need around the world.

Nate Light joined Sterling Jewelers in 1977 and helped grow the company from a chain of 32 stores to a national retailer with more than 1,000 stores, 14,000 employees and annual revenues of nearly $1 billion.

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For more information on the Diamonds Do Good Awards gala, visit diamondsdogoodawards.org.

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