Press Release

As seen in the Rotary District 7170 newsletter:

“Lori Rae of Hancock Rotary uses her vocation to help raise funds for Polio and awareness of Rotary. This year she has presented and sold her exquisite line of jewelry at two Rotary events with a percentage of the sales to Polio. One at a joint event of the Delhi, Hobart and Stamford clubs donating to Polio in the names of those clubs and another event in Groton.  Thank you Lori for being a gift to the world with your jewelry!”


I am very actively involved in my community in Hancock, NY with the Rotary Club
as well as organizations that help cancer patients and many other causes; I am on the move, a great deal of time, to raise funds for them.  Lots of fundraising opportunities for your organization as well! Please contact me if you are interested in any of them.
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2012
Contact Information:
Janet Watkins: 607-898-4994

Area Jewelry Sale Benefits Children in Bogotá, Colombia

Two members of the Rotary Clubs of Hancock and Groton, New York have come together to sponsor a special jewelry and gift sale to benefit needy children in Bogotá, Colombia.  The sale will feature original handcrafted jewelry as well as imported collections from around the world all designed or merchandised by Lori Rae Knudsen, the president of the Rotary Club of Hancock.  It will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 4-8pm at the Brittany Station, a specialty gift shop owned by Janet Watkins of the Groton Rotary.  It is located at 152 Main Street, Groton, New York.

The purpose of the sale is to help extremely vulnerable youngsters in Bogotá, Colombia through education in academics, social values and vocational training.  Several members of Rotary District 7170 visited the South American city this past October and are committed to raising funds that will help pre-school children and their single mothers.  Funding will also provide scholarships for university students and will help build a facility that will enable this education to take place.   Twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds from this sale will be designated for this purpose.

Lori Rae’s work consists of simple designs that flow with movement and color and are inspired by her love for the ocean.   Her creations have been featured in many national publications as well as fine boutiques and stores around the world. Her pieces have appeared on several soap operas!

This sale is just in time for Mother’s Day and is an example of Rotarians’ effort to make the world a better place through educational and humanitarian programs.  For more information on Rotary, its projects and membership in this area click onto




Contact: Lori Rae

 Jewelry designer devotes energies to fight against Breast Cancer

Long Beach, NY August 2004 – In 2002, jewelry designer Lori Rae Silvers’ life took an unexpected detour when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today Lori Rae is cancer free and is determined to help educate others on the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.

Lori Rae, a Long Beach, NY resident has created an unusual and lighthearted piece of jewelry as an appealing variation of the pink breast ribbon. The piece is an expression of her experience with her illness and is dedicated to the sisterhood of women who share in the experience. Lori Rae’s piece can be purchased for $15.00; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a breast cancer foundation for research, education and awareness.

“I designed this stylish piece as a subtle reminder to give hope to others in the battle against breast cancer,” said Lori Rae Silvers. “I hope that my contribution will help others stricken with disease to have the opportunities I did for a successful recovery.”

Born into the gold and diamond business, Lori Rae was drawn to the decorative and performing arts. After following her passions as a figure skater and dancer, Lori Rae used her arts education and began a lucrative career in jewelry design. Her elegant and simple designs that flow with movement and color soon developed a successful following with an impressive clientele.

Lori Rae’s work has been featured in many national publications and fine boutiques and stores around the world. Her pieces have appeared on several soap operas. Lori Rae left the fast paced life in Manhattan eight years ago and moved to a home by the beach, in Long Beach, NY with her husband. Many of Lori Rae’s designs are inspired by her love for the ocean.