Bailey’s Fine Jewelry Donates $50,000 to North Carolina Museum of Art to Support Art Education

RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) – Bailey’s Fine Jewelry recently donated $50,000 to the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) to support art education programs. The donation consisted of $25,000 from proceeds raised at a special David Yurman event hosted by the company and a $25,000 match from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

On Oct. 21, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry hosted world-renowned jewelry designer David Yurman in its Cameron Village store. Guests were invited to preview the latest jewelry collections and meet the designer himself, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the North Carolina Museum of Art.  Approximately 300 guests attended the event and $25,000 was raised for NCMA.

The timing of the event worked well alongside the Museum’s latest exhibition which focuses on fashion.

“In a year we’re celebrating design and glamour at special exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, this event was a fun and timely partnership,” said Lawrence J. Wheeler, Museum director. “Donations like this make it possible for the NCMA to serve more people through more educational programs, and we are so appreciative of this gift from Bailey’s.”

The team at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry was thrilled with the money raised for the Museum from the David Yurman event and wanted to further increase the impact of the donation with a match from the company.

“We’re so fortunate to work and live in a community that values the arts so highly,” said Trey Bailey of Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. “Giving back is a cornerstone of our company and to be able to donate to an organization like the North Carolina Museum of Art that is consistently creating engaging exhibits and investing in art education is very rewarding for us.”

Bailey presented Wheeler the donation in a check presentation at the Museum.

About Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Founded in 1948, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated company with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, and Greenville. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 725-3111 or visit online at www.baileybox.com.

About North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts. The Museum opened West Building, home to the permanent collection, in 2010.

The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, governor, and an agency of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Susi Hamilton, secretary.