2018 Housewares Charity Gala Raises $1.8 Million

In a night when the housewares industry came together to “Unite, Celebrate and Support,” nearly 1,000 attendees at the annual Housewares Charity Foundation gala raised $1.8 million to benefit HCF’s legacy charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The 21st annual event held during the International Home + Housewares Show on Monday, March 12, pushed the HCF’s total fundraising effort above the $50 million mark.

This year’s gala honored Shelley Salomon, vice president home, pets and toys at Amazon, with the Lifetime Humanitarian Award; Bill Dillard III, senior vice president, Dillard’s, with the Humanitarian of the Year Award; and Georg J. Riedel, owner, Riedel, with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event was co-chaired by Phil Brandl, president and CEO of the International Housewares Association, and Herb Landsman, executive vice president of merchandising at TJX Companies.