Walmart's Ortiz to be Honored by Housewares Charity
February 18, 2014,
ROSEMONT, Ill.-The Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) will present David Ortiz, vice president and divisional merchandise manager for cooking/dining for Walmart U.S., with its Lifetime Humanitarian Award.
Ortiz will receive his honor at the 17th annual HCF Gala on March 17, during the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. He joins previously announced honorees Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group, and Wolfgang Wusthof, senior partner of Wusthof. Johnson will receive the Specialty Retailer Humanitarian Award, and Wusthof will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Since its first Gala in 1998, HCF has raised $26 million and has contributed $20 million to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.