Join Panowicz Jewelers To Support Teachers!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week this year, Panowicz Jewelers has fulfilled two local teacher donation requests for classroom projects. In partnership with Frederique Constant, the Swiss watch manufacturer, Panowicz Jewelers seeks to support and recognize the efforts our local teachers do in educating the next generation. 

“Youth and education are two areas Panowicz Jewelers will always support,” said Leslie Panowicz, general manager. “We are grateful to be selected by Frederique Constant to fully fund projects in our community.” Frederique Constant pledged $20,000 to support the local schools and communities where retail partners reside. And as one of 10 nationwide retailers selected, Panowicz Jewelers chose which classroom projects to fund in Thurston County.

These generous donations aren’t just for the schools– everyone in the community can benefit! With each Frederique Constant watch purchased at Panowicz Jewelers between now and May 31, a $50 gift card will be donated to a teacher’s request of your choice on DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose enables teachers to request donations for projects, programs or resources that are not included in their regular budget. “Our mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education,” said Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose. “We are so grateful to have such a dedicated partner in Frederique Constant and to be able to rely on their continued support to reach classrooms on a national scale.” 

Carla Wilke, chief marketing officer of Citizen Watch America, agrees. “As a brand founded on the principle of living your passion,” Wilke says, “We are very proud to help give back and show our appreciation to the hard-working teachers who are dedicated to educating their students remotely during this unprecedented time.”For more information about this exciting opportunity, visit DonorsChoice.org.

Continuing a Legacy—Panowicz Jewelers

Founded in 1948 by Anton Panowicz Sr., the local, family-owned jewelry store recently celebrated its 72nd anniversary serving the Thurston County community. After seven decades, Panowicz Jewelers still holds true to its founding: a legacy of quality, integrity and value — helping our customers commemorate the celebrations of life is our purpose, our reason for being.

“Twenty-twenty has been a year like no other,“ Leslie Panowicz laughs. “The silver lining is a renewed appreciation for family, home and the small joys in life. Most of us have slowed down in some way; enjoying more quiet moments with family, meaningful conversations with friends and thinking about how to celebrate those we love.”

“Throughout the years, we have helped many nervous individuals find that perfect engagement ring. Be it a proposal or another special moment, it is such an honor to help our customers find that special gift that is a tangible reminder of the love and appreciation they share.”

While many things have changed, there is much more that has remained constant at Panowicz. Their entire team has remained together, working both from home and in the store, helping customers through this time with continued commitment to outstanding service and care for their customers.

Leslie shared that customers will often recount a memory of when her grandfather or father helped them choose a special piece of jewelry. “These memories are so special and help us remember why we are here.” Leslie said. Panowicz Jewelers prides itself on helping create those memories.

For more information or to schedule an appointment visit:

Panowicz Jewelers
111 Market St NE, Olympia
panowicz.com

BY MARTINA PRESTON

Thurston County Shopping Guide

Olympia

222 Market
222 Capitol Way North
360.352.1175
222market.com

Archibald Sisters
406 Capitol Way South
800.943.2707
archibaldsisters.com

Belleza Ropa
101 Capitol Way North
360.352.ROPA (7672)
bellezaropa.com

Capital Mall & Promenade
625 Black Lake Blvd
360.754.8017
shoppingcapitalmall.com

Compass Rose
416 Capitol Way South
360.236.0788
compassroseshop.com

Courtyard Antiques
705 4th Ave East
360.352.3864
courtyardantiquesolympia.com

Drees of Olympia
524 Washington St SE
360.357.7177
dreesofolympia.com

Lost and Found
2316 4th Ave East
253.298.8514
lostandfoundcrafts.com

Olympia Bed Store
113 Thurston Ave NE
360.819.4293
olympiabedstore.com

Panowicz Jewelers
111 Market St NE Ste 104
360.357.4943
panowicz.com

Lacey

Linnea’s Unique Boutique
6715 Martin Way E
360.789.1112
facebook.com/linneasdreamlacey

Merle Norman Cosmetics
3925 8th Ave SE Ste F
360.491.4911
merlenormancosmeticsolympia.com

Wood Shed Furniture
6127 Martin Way E
360.491.0700
woodshedfurn.com

Centralia

Gracie’s Boutique
120-A South Tower Ave
360.623.1586
facebook.com/graciesfashions