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October 19, 2006 - J R DUNN Jewelers host 3rd Annual Trunk Show Preview Benefit

What: Annual Fundraiser benefit JAFCO, Nove University & Royal Dames of Cancer Research

Where: Light House Point location

When: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ticket Prices: no charge

Beneficiary: Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, Inc (JAFCO), Nova University, Royal Dames of Cancer Research

Host(s): J R Dunn Jewelers

Sponsors: J.R. Dunn Jewelers & City & Shore Magazine

Auctioneer: Doug Kelleher

Hors D'Oeuvres:: Crystal Bay Caterers

Blacktie Photos by: Betty Young

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 J. R. Dunn's family keeps on growing!
J. R. Dunn's family keeps on growing!

J. R. Dunn  Jewelers and City & Shore Magazine hosted their 3rd annual Trunk Show Preview and Private Showing of the Hottest Designs in Fall Jewelry Fashion.  The event was held at the Lighthouse Point J.R. Dunn Jewelers and benefited the Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, Inc (JAFCO), Nova Southeastern University and the Royal Dames of Cancer Research.  Guest enjoyed Champagne, Cocktails, and beautifully presented Hor d’oeuvres from Crystal Bay Caterers as they admired the exquisite jewelry designs of Roberto Conti, Marco Bicego, Leslie Greene. Gregg Ruth, and John Hardy.  Guests enjoyed the exciting live auction of several beautiful jewelry pieces conducted by Doug Kelleher.  Yours Truly won the raffle drawing for a $2,500.00 Shopping Spree and I promptly found assistance in buying an exquisite Mikimoto pearl necklace & earrings.   


Jim and Anne Marie Dunn are major supporters of countless charities in South Florida.  Their generosity and support has been recognized and greatly valued and appreciated by all those whose lives have been touched by this gracious and loving family.  Their son Sean and his wife Viviana attended the event with their beautiful son, Nicholas Alexander, who won the hearts of everyone in attendance.  


Proceeds from a portion of every sale, the live auction, and the raffle, benefited the three charities.  JAFCO is a nonprofit agency established in April 1992 to provide children, from a family torn apart, with a familiar and religious environment.  Its’ services include Family Preservation through Case Management Services, Training & Licensing for Foster Care Parents, Foster Care Placement, Supervision Support Services, Adoption and Post Adoption Services, “Forever Friends” Mentoring Program, Emergency Shelter, and Group Homes.



Nova Southeastern University has more than 25,000 students and is the largest independent institution of higher education in Florida. Nova Southeastern University is the largest independent institution of higher education in the Southeast, and it is the 6th largest independent institution nationally. They are deeply committed to our Community and sponsor several monthly Community Affairs programs.   On Friday Nov. 3 they will hold their 41st annual Snowflake Ball Luncheon at the University Center on NSU’s main campus Benefiting MSI’s programs for children with autism spectrum disorders.  Recently, Nova had the pleasure and distinction of adding Mary Riedel, former Aun-SentinelCommunity Affairs Manager and Publisher of Society to their program. 


Established in April 1969,The Royal Dames of Cancer Research, Inc. is a support organization established to raise fund in support of the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Inc. who recently became associated with Nova Southeastern University. The Royal Dames, through annual fundraising events, have raised raised millions of dollars to support the critical research done at the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute. The Dames are best known for their annual ball, the "Tiara Ball", known throughout the tri-county area as one of the most prestigious and elegant balls of the season. This years Ball will be held

on November 18 at the Marriott Harbor Beach.




By:  Betty Young





































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