Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York
February 1, 2011,
Jenny Hammons, left, and Peter Schauben, right, of Gift For Life flank honorees David Moses, Kathy Ireland and Marcia Miller
NEW YORK-The gift industry gathered Sunday for the 19th annual Party for Life, a charitable event that benefitted DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, while celebrating some of the leaders in the industry.
The Party for Life, held at The Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, featured a short program honoring Kathy Ireland, chief executive officer and chief designer for kathy ireland Worldwide, with the organization's first Design for Life Award. It also awarded David Moses, CEO of Lazy Susan USA, with the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award, which recognizes philanthropic industry endeavors and sustained selfless efforts for industry benefit; and Marcia Miller, founder and CEO of Mud Pie, with the Trailblazer Award, which recognizes an industry pioneer for outstanding achievement and significant contributions, as well as creative products and ideas with lasting impact.
Party for Life was held during the New York International Gift Fair, which continues through Feb. 3.