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A Special Note

"Education changed my life, and the education I received growing up prepared me for the world I’d be facing in the future."
–Nicholas Sparks, Founder

The Story Behind the Line

The Nicholas Sparks Foundation Collection  has arrived! The Collection began with three stories: all-time classic The Notebook, fan favorite The Guardian, and Sparks’s newest novel, The Longest Ride. And now ,we add the soon to be released major motion picture, The Best Of Me.

The idea for this Collection originally came from a student at The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern, North Carolina (founded by Nicholas Sparks and, his wife, Cathy). That student, Madison Hearne, whose dad is Mike Hearne, the owner of Hearne’s Fine Jewelry of New Bern, suggested to her dad that making jewelry symbolizing Nicholas Sparks’s books would be a great fundraising tool. Hearne then approached a longtime partner and well-known manufacturer of quality jewelry pieces, David Steinhauer, the co-owner of GK Jewelry, to complete the collection. A collaboration was born: matching the Nicholas Sparks stories that readers love with beautiful, American made fine jewelry to benefit children and education. Made with attention to detail and executed in a way to be cherished, just like a Nicholas Sparks novel, for generations to come.

Seventy-five percent of the gross profits from this collaboration go directly to The Nicholas Sparks Foundation and its programs.

We hope you enjoy!


The History of the Nicholas Sparks Foundation

Nicholas Sparks’s commitment to philanthropy runs deep. Over the years, Nicholas and his family have donated over $15,000,000 to a variety of local, regional and national causes. Education, however, has long been a particular passion. In 2006, he and his wife Cathy founded the successful K-12 Epiphany School of Global Studies in their hometown of New Bern, NC.

The Nicholas Sparks Foundation was founded in 2011 with the idea of innovative global learning for all. In the early years, the Foundation supported global learning at the Epiphany School of Global Studies. Seasoned by his experience as a school-founder, Nicholas’s aspiration is to see the Foundation’s programs grow on a national level. Increasing opportunity and access to enriched global learning is needed more than ever, and this is nowhere more true than in underserved rural communities which have many of the most vulnerable students.