By Michelle Graff
New York--Stuart Lee, Signet Jewelers executive vice president of merchandising, and Dennis Ulrich, CEO of the Richline Group, will serve as Jewelers for Children’s guests of honor at its Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas next June.

Signet’s Stuart Lee, left, and Richline Group’s Dennis UlrichAt the event, JFC will recognize Lee and Ulrich for helping the organization raise funds to benefit children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. JFC also will celebrate its fundraising efforts for the year and announce commitments to the charity partners.

Lee began his career in the jewelry industry in 1975, working as a sales associate, store manager, buyer and then senior buyer.

He joined Signet more than 19 years ago as the director of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry merchandising, moving up the ranks until he was promoted to Signet’s executive vice president of merchandising this July, where he is responsible for merchandising activities across all Signet store brands and jewelry assortments.

Ulrich co-founded the Richline Manufacturing Company with his father and mother, Mitchel and Ruth Ulrich, in 1975, which marked the beginning of his 40-plus years in the industry. His career in jewelry has covered all facets of management, manufacturing, marketing and sales.

He also started Bel-Oro International in 1994 with his wife and built it into one of the largest suppliers of gold jewelry in the United States. Berkshire Hathaway bought Bel-Oro in 2007, starting the new Richline Group.

Ulrich now serves as CEO of the Richline Group, which has grown into one of the largest jewelry manufacturing companies globally since it became part of Berkshire Hathaway.

Facets of Hope is scheduled to take place Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact JFC at 212-687-2949 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details and participation forms are available on the JFC website.

Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $48 million to programs benefiting children through charity partners including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish America and the National CASA Foundation.

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