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CEO and Philanthropist Kendra Scott Celebrates Book Launch by Giving Back

Kendra Scott, a supporter of The Jed Foundation (JED), philanthropist, and jewelry and lifestyle brand founder, made a stop in Manhattan on September 20 as part of a multi-city tour to promote her memoir, “BORN TO SHINE: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love” (Worthy Books, a division of Hachette Book Group), a collection of personal stories and hard-earned life lessons. Scott met with 150 fans to sign copies of her new book at her store on Spring Street. In attendance were JED CEO John MacPhee, JED Board Member Larry Lieberman, and JED Chief Development Officer Adee Shepen.

“The Jed Foundation is grateful to Kendra Scott for her unwavering generosity to JED’s mission. She is an inspiration to all generations on how to pursue your passion while giving back,” said Shepen. “As an organization that protects the emotional health of teens and young adults, having the support of someone like Scott is a reminder that our work is impactful. Like the title of her memoir, we want all young people to know that they, too, are born to shine.”

 

Support from Kendra Scott has been used to expand JED’s work with high schools to strengthen their policies, programs, and systems related to mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention.

For more information about how you can support JED, just like Kendra Scott, visit https://jedfoundation.org/support/ways-to-give/

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