Previous GFL Honorees

They came. They saw. They weren’t content with same-old-same-old, and decided to make a difference. Gift for Life continues to honor those who have had a positive impact on the gift and home industries over the years:

2013 Honorees
Global Views
Design for Life Award

Whereoware
Trailblazer Award

 

2012 Honorees
John C. Portman, Jr.
Legend for Life Award

George Kacic
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Jenny Hammons
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Brandwise
Trailblazer Award

Umbra
Industry Achievement Award

2011 Honorees
Kathy Ireland
Design for Life Award

David Moses
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Marcia Miller
Trailblazer Award

Michael Aram
Industry Achievement Award

2010 Honoree
Randy Eller
Industry Achievement Award

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2009 Honoree
Bobbie Gottlieb
Industry Achievement Award

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2008 Honorees
Will Little
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Sheila Charton
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Paulette Cole
Award for Outstanding Industry Contributions

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2007 Honorees
Peter Baekgaard
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Rick Ruffner
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Jeff Sampson
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

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2006 Honorees
Ron Jedlinksi
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Engelbreit
Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution

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2005 Honorees
Raymond Waites
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

DEMDACO
Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution

Gerry Seibel
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Joan Ulrich
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

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2004 Honorees
Norman Sadek
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren Kimble
Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution

Mike Dean
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Gifts & Decorative Accessories
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Giftware News
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

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2003 Honorees
Charles Kennedy
Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution

Diana Park
Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award

Cathy and Alan Steel
Founders Award

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2002 Honorees
Paul “Skip” Ungrodt
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Andrea Grossman
Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution

Peter Schauben
amfAR Award of Courage

AmericasMart
Special Recognition

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Special Recognition

225 Fifth Avenue
Special Recognition

Dallas Market Center
Special Recognition

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2001 Honorees
Eugene Freedman
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Barbara Baekgaard
Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution

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2000 Honorees
Bert Tonkin
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Tracy Porter
Award of Distinction

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1999 Honorees
Bob Chiara
Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Todd Figi
Award of Distinction

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1998 Honorees
Jeff Little
Kate Shindle, Miss America 2998

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1997 Honorees
Ivana Trump
Michael Ruddell
Chuck Yancy

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1996 Honorees
Wendi Lucas
Crist Creona
Donald McEvoy
Ed Bazinet
Bolger Publications
Peter Schauben
Claire Lieberwitz, amfAR

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1995 Honorees
Jim Bass
Patti Stracher
Kathy Krassner
Mitch Lee
Diana Park
Jane Perin and David Mowen
Maria Saugerton
Phyllis Sweed

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