Tiffany & Co. has a legacy of providing support for nonprofit organizations and engaging with civic institutions in the cities and communities in which we operate.
Tiffany & Co. has a longstanding history of civic engagement in our hometown of New York City. Tiffany & Co. was instrumental in expanding the Morgan-Tiffany Collection of Gems at the American Museum of Natural History. Both Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co., and Louis Comfort Tiffany were actively engaged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s works can be seen there today. Whether through the donation of archival pieces from the Company or through the participation in world’s fairs and expositions in the nineteenth century, Tiffany & Co. values the role that cultural institutions play in the world’s great cities.
As Tiffany & Co. continues to expand globally, our investments in charitable organizations are expanding as well. Tiffany & Co. continues this great legacy today through our corporate charitable giving programs and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. In 2011, Tiffany & Co. donated over 2% of pre-tax earnings to charitable purposes, including local community investments and contributions to The Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s endowment. This represents an increase over 2010, due to an increased contribution to the Foundation’s endowment and support provided to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.