Jessica Mindich is founder and CEO of the Caliber Collection®, a jewelry line made with the serial numbers from illegal guns and metal from shell casings from some of the toughest cities in America. The Caliber Collection donates 20 percent of its net proceeds to fund voluntary gun buyback and amnesty programs in these cities. To date the project has taken over 1,500 illicit and unwanted guns off the streets and raised over $135,000 for police departments in Newark, Hartford, the San Francisco Bay Area, Detroit, and Miami through the sale of Caliber products to customers in over eighty-seven countries.
Mindich is also president of the Caliber Foundation, which offers support to victims, families, and communities affected by illegal gun violence. The Caliber Foundation is the proud recipient of grants from MTV, Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant, and the Serena Williams Foundation. Mindich is also founder of the Raise The Caliber® initiative, a national advocacy campaign to end illegal gun violence. Proceeds from partnerships under Raise The Caliber® are donated to the Caliber Foundation. Mindich is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and MariaShriver.com.