IIJA Donors and Supporters

IIJA Donors and Supporters

The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc. would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks for the generous donations provided by the individuals and companies listed below. Without the support of the community and industry our work would not be possible. To each of you I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your generous contributions.

Robert James FGA, GG
President, Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc.

The IIJA is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Education Organization whose purpose is to help people be successful in all segments of the gemstone industry. All donations to the IIJA are tax deductible under IRS rules for financial, study gemstones, tools and other categories. We welcome all inquiries and thank you for your consideration in supporting this effort. Please Note: Our greatest need at this time is financial donations.

Financial Donations 2018

Sustaining Founder Level $10,000.00+:

The FitzGibbon Family Foundation

Diamond Level $2500.00+

Mary Racek Dowicz

Platinum Level $1500.00+

John Coltrane

Gold Level $1000.00+


Silver Level $500.00+

Joanna Emmett

Lisa Poulson

Bronze Level $100.00+

Randy Arvizu
Charles Breitsprecher
Pandora Christy
Saarah Hyder
David Klinger
Laurie Stanford
Roger Brown
Ruth Buys
Shawn Slep
Tom Chatham
Tracy Thomas
Western States Gemology

General Fund Donors

Mary Trenkle
Patricia Castronova
Roger Brown
Jerome Zachary

Donations of Gemstones, Equipment, Etc.

Chatham Created Gems: An assortment of Chatham Created Gems and variety of created and treated gemstones so vast that listing here would be impossible. Thank you to Tom Chatham and everyone at Chatham Created Gems.

Robert C. Connelly: Meiji Techno microscope for student reference study and course production.