Alfredo J. Molina arrived in Chicago in January of 1967 as a Cuban refugee. He has devoted his life to the service of others and continues to strive to live a life of significance every day. His business and generous heart fuel his philanthropy on a daily basis. Molina Fine Jewelers has proudly donated time, talent and treasure to more than 300 local and national charitable organizations throughout the last three decades.
"When we arrived in Chicago in the middle of winter, we had nothing but the tropical clothing on our backs. We were given shelter at the Wilson Hotel by Catholic Charities. We met a fellow Cuban in the lobby who took us to a grocery store and bought us food and warm clothing. I don’t know the name of that stranger or what he did for a living, but that random act of kindness inspires me today”
– Alfredo J. Molina
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE JEWEL AT A TIME.™
We believe that every individual is a precious jewel and it is our commitment
and social responsibility to ensure that they become brilliant.
Outstanding Business Leader from Northwood University • Lifetime Achievement Award from Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization • National Caring Award • Caring Americans Hall of Fame • CEO Hall of Fame • Circle of Distinction Award • Community Lifeline Award from Teen Lifeline • Entrepreneur of the Year • Gift of Life Award • Jewelers That Care Award • Leaders of Distinction Award • National Jewelers Hall of Fame • Spirit of Philanthropy Award • ChildHelp Spirit of the Children Award • Man of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Brilliance Award from Teen Lifeline • O’Dell Award from Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS • Father of the Year from Juvenile Diabetes Association • Humanitarian from Scratch & Sniff Animal Foundation • Impact Award from AIDS Project AZ