Our commitment to serving the communities where we operate goes back to 1988 in Akron, Ohio, when our first team member giving programs were organized and our first corporate donation was made. 

Signet demonstrates its commitment to philanthropy through our legacy of corporate giving and team member volunteering to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Our team members receive paid time off to volunteer in support of charities in their local community.

The Signet Team Member Relief Fund provides assistance in the form of grants to eligible Signet team members who have encountered a financial or other hardship for reasons beyond their control. It has helped hundreds of team members over the years who need temporary relief to meet immediate necessities or encountered hardship from natural disasters. 

Signet’s major non-profit partners include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital nationally and Akron Children’s Hospital locally. Signet has proudly supported these hospitals and the great work they do for decades, helping families and children when they need it the most.

 

Signet and St. Jude Partnership Highlights

Milestones of the 23-year partnership between Signet Jewelers and St. Jude include:

  • 2001 - $1.5 million donation to support the renovation and operation of the Solid Tumor Clinic. The clinic serves and treats patients with solid tumors in the brain, kidneys, bones and the central nervous system.
  • 2003 – $500,000 donation to renovate the Patient Registration Area which serves more than 5,000 patients annually.
  • 2005 – $5 million donation to renovate the entire second floor of the hospital and its continued upgrade.
  • 2009 – $16 million donation to remodel and expand the Kay Kafe St. Jude cafeteria facility. The cafeteria serves as a place where patients, families, physicians and scientists gather at mealtime as one family.
  • 2013 – $20 million as lead sponsor of the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project.
  • 2014 - $50 million commitment for the Kay Research & Care Center located in the heart of the St. Jude campus that is ushering in a new era of research, education, collaboration care and treatment for the kids at St. Jude.
  • 2022: Announced $7.6 million raised by Signet's team members and customers in 2021, bringing Signet's total to $89 million raised during our 23-year partnership. 

 

 

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Kay Research & Care Center
at the St. Jude Memphis campus

 

 

Signet and Akron Children’s Hospital Highlights

The decades long partnership between Signet Jewelers and Akron Children’s has provided the following:

  • 1988 - Signet Jewelers launched its partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital.
  • 2010 - Signet made its first naming opportunity financial gift – Sterling Jewelers Family Respite Area. The $250,000 gift supported the Reinberger Family Care Center, where families can stay overnight while their child is receiving treatments.
  • 2010 – Signet begins hosting annual Patient Carnival and volunteer events
    • The annual carnival is hosted by Signet Jewelers team members. All patients and family members are welcome to attend the carnival and enjoy a day of fun.
    • During the holidays, Signet partners with the Palliative Care team at Akron Children’s Hospital for the annual Adopt a Family event. On average, about 150 children and families are provided with gifts from the Signet team.
  • 2014 - $10 million commitment to Akron Children’s Hospital for the new 7-story Kay Jewelers Pavilion. At the time, this was the largest gift in Akron Children’s history. Included in the Kay Jewelers Pavilion is the Kay Kafe and the Signet Jewelers Office of Corporate Alliances.
  • 2021 - Signet donates $1 million to the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic to support the hospital’s efforts to provide vaccinations to school personnel in the Akron area.

   

 

 

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          Kay Jewelers Pavilion at Akron Children's Hospital