Kay McDonald is Founder and CEO of Charity Charms.
Kay McDonald is an accomplished CEO with over 15 years of experience in the cause jewelry industry. She currently oversees operations at Charity Charms, a B2B boutique wholesale jewelry company specializing in custom logo branded jewelry. Charity Charms creates custom programs for nonprofit organizations, charities, schools, and cause-minded businesses. Kay has a passion for creating special marketing campaigns around products that brand important causes in a memorable way, and frequently partners with organizations that emphasize philanthropy, awareness, and building a better community. Kay sees the importance of empowering women and helping them to build their careers.
Before launching Charity Charms, Kay was co-founder and owner of Regalia Accessory Collection Inc for 19 years. Regalia Accessories Inc focused primarily on retail, online, and wholesale stores in addition to event sales. After seeing the need for charities to have more meaningful, wearable items, Kay launched Charity Charms. As the visionary behind the company, Kay oversees jewelry design and production while coordinating marketing and PR efforts. She also maintains new account development and builds strategic partnerships. Moving forward she is putting renewed effort into aligning corporations with causes through the power of charms.
Kay earned an associate of arts and sciences in Fashion Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology while working in the garment district in New York City. Shortly after, she attended Arizona State University where she received a bachelor’s in communications. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, husband Ian, traveling and discovering new jewelry trends to bring to Charity Charms’ clientele.