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Welcoming Shellé Jewelers as the Highland Park Community Foundation’s 10th Corporate Champion

As we enter the new year and look forward to all the opportunities that come with it, the Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) is proud to welcome Shellé Jewelers as our 10th Corporate Champion. The relationship between the HPCF and local businesses has been an essential component of the work that the Foundation accomplishes each year, and our new partnership with Shellé Jewelers brings exciting philanthropic opportunities to the new year.

Shellé Jewelers is a third-generation family-owned business with an impactful presence in the North Shore area. Fulfilling the dream of founder Sheldon M. Millman, all their design and repair work is done in-house by the finest and most knowledgeable master craftsmen. Their staff go above and beyond to provide superior customer service while offering customers stunning jewelry, meticulous repairs on sentimental pieces, and unparalleled craftsmanship from graduate gemologists, master jewelers, and certified appraisers.

L to R: Shellé Jewelers Team Members Liz Nazario, Peg Keane, Manny Millman, Brian Millman, Abra Berkley, and Pattanin Chaijenkit

Since its inception, Shellé Jewelers has been committed to the giving spirit through fundraisers and donations that support local organizations. By becoming a HPCF Corporate Champion, Shellé Jewelers has extended its philanthropic hand to directly benefit the Highland Park/Highwood community. “For more than 70 years, Shellé Jewelers has been committed to giving back. Now, as a Corporate Champion with a long-term investment to support and enrich the lives of those in and around Highland Park and Highwood, we directly align our philanthropic mission with the Highland Park Community Foundation;” said Brian Miller, grandson of Sheldon Millman.

Corporate Champions are crucial to helping further the philanthropic efforts of the HPCF and improve the lives of those in the community. Their donations provide critical funding for programs and services Highland Park and Highwood residents need to thrive. When businesses champion the HPCF, they help community members overcome adverse circumstances, provide opportunities for underserved members of Highland Park/Highwood, and change lives

With the generosity of Shellé Jewelers, the HPCF can continue to fulfill the educational and human service-based needs of children and adults, provide funding for senior services and services for individuals with disabilities, and support the needs of organizations that provide artistic opportunities for community members.

Shellé Jewelers is in good company with nine other HPCF Corporate Champions, all of which are committed to improving the lives of residents. The HPCF would not be able to enact the same level of change in Highland Park/Highwood without them. As we welcome Shellé Jewelers to our program, we express heartfelt gratitude to all our Corporate Champions: Mesirow, Sunset Foods, First Bank of Highland Park, Kovitz, Autohaus on Edens, Banner Kitchen and Bath, Highland Park Bank and Trust, Mariani Landscape Architects, Porsche Exchange, and Shellé Jewelers.

As the new year begins, we invite businesses large and small to join us in our quest to address the unmet needs in our community and expand opportunities for all Highland Park and Highwood residents. For more information about how to become a Corporate Champion, contact HPCF Executive Director Terri Olian at terri@hpcfil.org.