How ELLA Designs Supports Bipolar Research
ELLA Designs donates 50% of all profits from jewelry sales to the Michael Guz Bipolar Stem Cell Research Fund associated with the Heinz C Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan Depression Center.
We envision a future when everyone with a mental illness will recover, a future when mental illnesses can be prevented or cured, a future when mental illnesses are detected early.
– Prechter Bipolar Research Program
ELLA Designs Mission
To support research into psychiatric genetic, bipolar disorder in order to find genetic solutions for individuals with bipolar disorder to help them live an excellent quality of life. The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program provides research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of bipolar disorder.
To honor what would have been Michael’s 25th birthday, we established an endowment that will provide a permanent legacy for Michael and ongoing support of innovative bipolar research at U-M. The vision is to be able to personalize treatment and prevent recurrences to enable those with bipolar disorder to lead healthy and productive lives. To learn more about the endowment, go to umgiving.org/guz
ELLA Designs Jewelry Donation Support Summary
As we wrapped up 2019 and the many successful generously hosted jewelry parties, open houses, and trunk shows, ELLA Designs is happy to share the updated seven – year summary of donations we’ve been able to make from the sales of our expanding jewelry line:
- 2019 = $33,000
- 2018 = $34,000
- 2017 = $35,000
- 2016 = $46,000
- 2015 = $42,000
- 2014 = $35,000
- 2013 = $25,000
To date (in just seven years) we have been able to contribute to the Fund, a total of $250,000 (and counting!).
The donated funds continues to help groundbreaking research currently being developed to find early detection, better treatment and eventually a cure for Bipolar Disorder.
Interested in joining us in helping the research to find a cure for Bipolar Disorder?
There are several ways you can help and get involved:
- Host an ELLA Designs Jewelry Party Open House (the host/hostess receives 15% of the day’s sales in the form retail jewelry)
- Showcase or carry the ELLA Designs Jewelry line in your store
- Shop from home, directly on our website (shipping is free for overs over $100)
- Purchase a Gift Card for a friend, family member, or any one else so they can pick out exactly what they’d like
Remember: ELLA Designs always donates 50% of the profits from all jewelry sales to the Michael Guz Bipolar Stem Cell Fund, so no matter what the form of your purchase, you are giving a gift, twice!
To receive more information about the Prechter Bipolar Reseach Program, please contact:
U-M Depression Center / Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2700
Phone: (877) UM-GENES (864-3637)