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Mark Loren Designs Char-ish Event Benefits The Heights Foundation

Mark Loren Designs held a Char-ish (Charity and Sharing) party in December at the Fort Myers gallery.  Guests had the opportunity to shop at the gallery and benefit local charities.

Kathryn Kelly and Mark LorenFive local women of influence were invited and asked to invite 15-20 of their friends to celebrate the holiday with them.  The five women participated in a pre-event training evening to allow them to represent the gallery.  Each chose a local charity of choice that received a portion of that evening’s sales.

Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO of The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center was one of the women of influence.  Her guests were the largest supporters of the event.  In addition to The Heights Foundation receiving a donation for $8,814.75 from the sales, Kelly received a one-of-a-kind necklace designed, created and donated by International multi-award winning jeweler Mark Loren.

“All of the guests were wonderful and graciously shopped for an extended holiday list as well as dear friends,” said Mark Loren, owner of Mark Loren Designs.  “We enjoyed being able to give back to local charities that do so much good in our community.”

The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center are non-profit organizations that work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers, an area of extreme poverty.

“Mark has been so generous with his time and talents,” said Kelly, “He creates and donates one-of-a-kind pieces to numerous local charities and has served on a number of non-profit boards.  We are grateful for his long-time support of The Heights Foundation.”   Loren was recently honored for his ten year support of The Heights Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Love Your Neighbor.

Mark Loren Designs is nationally known for offering unique and rare gemstones, innovative diamond rings, exceptional engagement and wedding bands and expert jewelry design and repair. All services are done on-site at the Fort Myers gallery, located at 13351 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. From celebrities to clients who appreciate wearing exclusive jewelry designs, Mark Loren Designs assures the finest one-of-a-kind sentimental jewelry pieces for lasting enjoyment. For more information, visit

For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center visit or call (239) 482-7706.