Wellington Holds Virtual Jewelry Sale to Benefit Scholarships
Acclaimed jewelry designer Norma Wellington will present her annual Fine Jewelry Holiday Show virtually Wednesday, December 9 at 11:30 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s scholarship program.
Wellington’s designs come in a variety of styles and price ranges. Since she sells directly with no middleman, the prices are better than buying in stores.
She is happy to return to bergenPAC each year because she appreciates the impact the arts can have on a child.
“When I was a high school student I was extremely shy. Belonging to a little theater group helped me with my self-esteem and confidence. I want to give that opportunity to the youngsters who can’t afford to take classes at the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC,” she said. “I know how important this can be for their future and it is my passion to be a part of this effort to change lives. I hope there will be many buyers who will share in the excitement of purchasing something unique and beautiful while helping a child’s future at the same time.”
The scholarship program is an instrumental part of bergenPAC’s mission to make live performing arts and arts education more accessible. With the pandemic causing financial hardships for many families, it has proven more important than ever this year.
“The scholarship program has been an AMAZING gift not only for my girls, but also to my whole family,” a parent of scholarship students said. “Dancing has been a big part of my girls’ lives since they were 3. Making the decision to tell them they couldn't dance was truly heart breaking. Our financial difficulties should not be their worries. I was feeling stuck and felt as if I had failed them. The scholarships allowed my girls to still embrace their love of dance.”
To learn more about the program, visit bergenpac.org/scholarships.