Nov 11, 2019
Diane shares her experiences and thoughts on:
Diane Allen is a renowned creative entrepreneur, jeweler, innovator, philanthropist and true Renaissance woman. Involved in a wide array of artistic endeavors, Diane opened her first fine jewelry store, 23rd Street Jewelers in Santa Monica in 1981. While she has supported numerous charities throughout her career, including serving on the Boards of the VIA Art Fund and the DesertX biennial, Diane has also targeted healthcare and medical management as the leading causes of her fundraising and support efforts over the past decade.
As the Executive Vice Chair of PHASE ONE’s Board of Directors, Diane has helped raise over 20 million dollars for the organization dedicated to funding first round of clinical cancer trials, and has enlisted a network of over 3,000 donors to date. Additionally, Diane is very passionate about implementing solutions for the national opioid addition crisis as it enters epidemic levels. She has founded multiple methadone clinics, which currently accept over 700 visitors daily.
Diane loves making a difference in the world and when she has time in between harmonizing her creative, philanthropic and executive purists, she can play a mean game of tennis.