Jenny Hammons, George Kacic and Brandwise to be Honored by Gift for Life

       

       

NEW YORK–Industry leaders Jenny Hammons, George Kacic and Brandwise founders Todd and Jannetta Litzman will be honored during Gift for Life’s 20th Annual Party for Life, taking place here on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

Hammons, a gift industry veteran and owner of Jenny Hammons/Company, will receive the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award, which recognizes sustained philanthropic endeavors benefitting the industry.  Hammons is a former chair of the board of Gift for Life.

Kacic will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a special recipient who has had an abiding impact on the industry through leadership and generosity. Kacic’s career within the gift and home-décor industry spans 35 years. Currently, he serves as vice president of GANZ USA. Kacic is serving as the Advisory Board Chairman for AmericasMart; he is a member of the Gift for Life Board; he served six years on the Gift & Home Trade Association’s (GHTA) Board, acting as president, chairman emeritus and he is the current co-chair for the GHTA Annual Conference.

Brandwise and its founders Todd and Jannetta Litzman will receive the Trailblazer Award, which recognizes an industry pioneer for outstanding achievement and significant contributions, as well as creative products and ideas with lasting impact.
 
“Strong leadership, decades of hard work, and passionate support for the industry are the shared values of our honorees,” said Leslie Nathan-Street, chair of the Gift for Life board.  “We recognize their tireless energy and their generosity.”

Gift for Life’s 20th Annual Party for Life, benefiting DIFFA, will be held at The Boathouse at Central Park.  Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available.  For details, contact Steven Williams at swilliams@diffa.org, (212) 727-3100.