is a mom of two boys, Blake, 10, and Landon, 7.
After succeeding in the corporate world, Julie
longed for something more fulfilling.
Julie was inspired to combine her love of creating fabulous gift bags plus her heart for charity into her own celebrity gifting company, Jewels and Pinstripes.
Julie Kenney, Founder and President, Jewels and Pinstripes
was a little girl, her
mom once said that the best way to be happy is to find a job doing something you love.
When the corporate world of desks and memos left Julie
less than eager to get up each morning, she
heeded Mom's words and went to work for a gift bag company.
spent everyday hunting for extravagantly fabulous gifts, wrapping them in marvelous, amazing packages and sending them off to the most sensational, swanky events imaginable.
It was lots of fun, but something was missing.
discovered the Carousel of Hope, the bi-annual event that is hosted by Barbara Davis to raise funds for juvenile diabetes and possibly one of the largest charitable events in the world.
We work with a lot of people and Julie
is one of our favorite people to work with and her
personality is wonderful.
I truly believe that our success comes from people like Julie
that have believed in our product and helped us.
-Jennifer Chang, Owner, Kookoon
heart, explores her
talents and does what she
loves in the company she
has founded, Jewels
Work has become an adventure, and helping others has added a new dimension of value to her
feels, is the greatest gift of all.
is married and the mother of two boys, Blake, 8 and Landon, 5.
Julie lives in Pleasanton, California and is happy to report that her
company that once started from nothing has grown into a fabulous success with clients from all over the world.