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Molly grew up surrounded by a large, exceptionally creative family. Rio Grande Jewelers Supply began as a family operation where she worked alongside her father and siblings and honed her understanding of the challenges of business.

Molly is an advocate for arts in the workplace, in education, and in the community. She appreciates artists’ contributions to the quality of life and knows that artists provide heart and soul to our culture, communities, and experiences. She embraces the unifying power of art, craft, and creativity, and describes art as a universal way to enrich lives and celebrate the diversity of our shared humanity. She has served as a board member of several organizations including Harwood Art Center; Escuela del Sol Montessori; Creative Albuquerque; and Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America. Molly and Rio Grande have supported Sweeps for CERF+ and the Toolbox Initiative since their inception. Molly currently serves as a board member of Leadership New Mexico; Women’s Jewelry Association; and WESST.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve on the board of CERF+, an organization I have admired and supported for years. In addition to the remarkable work CERF+ does to provide assistance to artisans after a disaster or setback, I am an avid fan of the “Get Ready” programming. The artisan sector is a key driver of cultural preservation and economic growth in our communities. CERF+’s proactive educational resources and guidance contributes to artisans resiliency and stability through the course of their careers.” – Molly Bell