Gift For Life Honoree History

          2020

          Anne McGilvray of Anne McGilvray – Chuck Yancey Lifetime Achievement Award

           

          2019

          Anna and Nathan Bond – Industry Achievement (at REAs)

          Barbara Baekgaard of Vera Bradley – Chuck Yancey Lifetime Achievement Award

           

          2018

          Trevor Cohen of Giftcraft – Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          April Cornell — GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence (at ICON HONORS)

          Mitch & Seth Nash of Blue Q — Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2017

          Jan van der Lande of Kikkerland Design Inc. – Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Chris Rosse of Rosse and Associates –?GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence (at ICON HONORS)

          The Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer Purcell and Brent Ridge – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2016

          Suzy Batiz of Poo-Pourri – Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award

          Arun Agarwal of Nextt – Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Howard Henschel of The Norman Group – Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Douglas Self of jdouglas, – GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence (at ICON HONORS)

          Julie Chavez and Joe Cerbo of Chavez for Charity – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2015

          Susan Feldman of One Kings Lane – Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award

          Beatriz Ball – Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          John Grob of J. Grob Associates – Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Caroline Kennedy – Special Recognition

          Mike Turnbull of AmericasMart – Founders Award

          RM Innovation – GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence (at ICON HONORS)

          Tom Mirabile of Lifetime Brands – Industry Achievement Award (at REAs)

           

          2014

          Norman A. Glassberg (in memorium) – Trailblazer Award

          Clare Brett Smith – Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Kurt S. Adler, Inc. – Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Albert David Maslia (in memorium) – GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence (at ICON HONORS)

          Dave Thomas and Kevin Mundt, HomArt – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2013

          Whereoware – Trailblazer Award

          Global Views – Design for Life

          Lori’s Gifts – GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence (at ICON HONORS)

          Gregg Corzine and David Klass, Archipelago – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2012

          Todd and Jannetta Litzman of Brandwise – Trailblazer Award

          Jenny Hammons of Jenny Hammons Company – Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          George Kacic of Ganz – Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          John C. Portman, Jr. –Legend For Life Award

          Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan of UMBRA – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2011

          Kathy Ireland of Kathy Ireland Worldwide – Design for Life Award

          David Moses of Lazy Susan USA – Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Marcia Miller of Mud Pie – Trailblazer Award

          Michael Aram, Michael Aram – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2010

          Randi Eller, Eller Enterprises – Industry Achievement Awards (at REAs)

           

          2009

          Bobbie Gottlieb, Two’s Company – Industry Achievement Award (at REAs)

           

          2008

          Will Little, GLM, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Sheila Charton, MMPI, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Paulette Cole, ABC Carpet & Home, Outstanding Industry Contribution

           

          2007

          Per Baekgaard, Baekgaard Ltd., Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Rick Ruffner, Avanti Press, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Jeff Sampson, L.A. Mart, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

           

          2006

          Ron Jedlinksi, Roman Inc., Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Mary Engelbreit, Mary Engelbreit Enterprises, Outstanding Industry Contribution

           

          2005

          Raymond Waites, Raymond Waites Design, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          DEMDACO, Outstanding Industry Contribution

          Gerry Seibel, L.A. Mart, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Joan Ulrich, MMPI, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

           

          2004

          Norman Sadek, Andrea by Sadek, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Warren Kimble, Kimble House, Outstanding Industry Contribution

          Mike Dean, Western Exhibitors, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Giftware News, Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

           

          2003

          Charles Kennedy, The Kennedy Group, Outstanding Industry Contribution

          Diana Park, Park Avenue Agents Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

          Cathy and Alan Steel, GLM, Founders Award

           

          2002

          Paul “Skip” Ungrodt, Ideation, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Andrea Grossman, Mrs. Grossman’s, Outstanding Industry Contribution

          Peter Schauben, Appelman Schauben, amfAR Award of Courage

          AmericasMart, Special Recognition

          Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., Special Recognition

          225 Fifth Avenue, Special Recognition

          Dallas Market Center, Special Recognition

           

          2001

          Eugene Freedman, Enesco, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Barbara Baekgaard, Vera Bradley, Outstanding Industry Contribution

           

          2000

          Bert Tonkin, Western Exhibitors, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Tracy Porter, Tracy Porter Inc., Award of Distinction

           

          1999

          Bob Chiara, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

          Todd Figi, Figi Graphics, Outstanding Industry Contribution

           

          1998

          Jeff Little, GLM

          Kate Shindle, Miss America 1998

           

          1997

          Ivana Trump, entrepreneur

          Michael Ruddell, Rudell, Inc.

          Chuck Yancy, Industry Consultant

           

          1996

          Wendi Lucas, AMC

          Crist Creona, Crist Creona Designs

          Donald McEvoy, Donald McEvoy Ltd.

          Ed Bazinet, Department 56

          Bolger Publications (Judy Rudrud accepting)

          Peter Schauben, Appelman Schauben

          Claire Lieberwitz, amfAR

           

          1995

          Jim Bass, La Papillion, Inc.

          Patti Brickman, GLM

          Kathy Krassner, Giftware News

          Mitch Lee, Up-Designs Co., Inc.

          Diana Park, Park Avenue Agents

          Jane Perin and David Mowen, Perin-Mowen, Inc.

          Maria Sagurton, Gift & Stationery Business

          Phyllis Sweed, Gifts & Decorative Accessories

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