The Tiffany Circle has its charms

A lunch for the Tiffany Circle is coming up, and Nicole Marcotte is getting all charming.

The Tiffany bracelets with their charms are for the ladies of the Tiffany Circle, meeting next week with Melanie Sabelhaus, one of the founders and co-chairs of the society of influential women supporters of the American Red Cross (and quite the heavy hitter herself). Nicole Marcotte is the development officer making sure the right charms are bestowed upon the right Tiffany Circle supporters, who invest $10,000 annually in the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts.


The name Tiffany and the $10,000 amount have historical precedent. The society is named for the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. These windows, produced by the Tiffany Studios, were commissioned by Red Cross President Mabel Boardman in 1917. As an act of reconciliation and hope, they were paid for with a $5,000 gift from the Women’s Relief Corps of the North and $5,000 from the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South.

Each of the charms notes a year in the Tiffany Circle. It’s kinda cool when I meet one of these doctors, lawyers, financial advisors … really interesting folks, and note they are wearing the Red Cross charms on their Tiffany bracelets. They give a lot to support our mission, and while some volunteers wear Red Cross patches on their sleeves, check out the Red Crosses some are wearing under their sleeves.


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