Announcing our 2013 Party for Life Industry Honorees

Drum roll please…it’s time to announce our Industry Honorees for the upcoming 2013 Party for Life, and wow, they are a-ma-zing.

For only the second time, Gift for Life is presenting the Design for Life Award—now, to Dallas company Global Views, in recognition of their excellence in product design and sustained impact on the gift and home décor industries (Kathy Ireland our the first recipient). This well known home decor wholesale company offers collections that blend various styles to make pieces that are elegant, exotic, refined, and casual.  Their wide assortment of fashion forward products from furniture to accessories fit every price range.

“We are humbled by this award and accept it on behalf of all of our hardworking team members,” said David Gebhart, Global Views CEO and co-founder. “While our core mission is creating elegant décor we also strive to make a difference in the lives of our community. Gift for Life is a strong leader and partner for this effort.”

Shifting gears to the Trailblazer Award, GFL is pleased to recognize Whereoware as an industry pioneer for outstanding achievement and significant contributions, in addition to creative products and ideas with lasting impact. For more than 13 years, leading gift, home and lighting companies have entrusted Whereoware with building and managing their websites and online marketing programs, helping customers grow sales across all channels. The company’s experience runs the gamut, from implementing a large scope of marketing tactics and development services to sales force automation, pay-per-click, SEO, mobile development, and CRM portals.

“In many ways our company is merely a reflection of this generous and creative industry,” said Eric Dean, president of Whereoware. “So, it’s an honor to accept this award in the spirit of the inspiration we receive from clients and from organizations such as Gift for Life.”

“Although very different companies, Global Views and Whereoware are each important industry leaders with heart,” said Leslie Nathan-Street, chair of the Gift for Life board. “Their boundless energy to meet the needs of the industry is matched by a generous spirit.”

Make plans now to attend Gift for Life’s 21st Annual Party for Life, benefiting DIFFA, on January 27, 2013 at The Boathouse at Central Park. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available.

For details, check out our Sponsorship info page, or contact Steven Williams at DIFFA (by email or phone, 212.7273100).

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