Housewares Charity Gala Raises $1.8 Million

The annual Housewares Cares Charity Gala this year raised $1.8 million for the Housewares Charity Foundation at the event held March 4 at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the HCF’s legacy charity, and the James Beard Foundation, the gala’s partner. Since the first gala in 1998, HCF has raised more than $50 million and has been credited with donating more than $29 million to BCRF.

Held annually in conjunction with the International Home + Housewares Show, this year’s gala honored Wayfair co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine with the Humanitarian of the Year Award; Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon with the Legacy Humanitarian Award; and Libbey executive chairman William Foley with the Lifetime Achievement Award.