Nominations for the 2020 class for induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, the industry’s most prestigious award, are now open. All members of the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation are eligible to nominate and to second a nomination.
“If you have ever thought a colleague should be inducted into the Hall of Fame, this is your opportunity to start the process for them,” says David Gebhart, President of the Foundation. “As a member of the Foundation, this is your privilege to bring a worthy individual to the attention of the Selection Committee. Think of people you know have made contributions that have changed the industry. Truly, there is no higher honor than induction into the Hall of Fame.”
Nomination forms can be found online at www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com.
During an intensive five-month selection process, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee carefully considers an extensive list of individuals to determine who most exemplifies enduring excellence, superior accomplishments, innovation and creativity, and philanthropic generosity of their time, talents and resources. The final selection is determined by a points-based system, with ballots cast individually and online by each of the seven selection committee members. The ballots are received and verified by the Foundation’s accounting firm, Sharrard McGee.
To qualify for consideration, the individual must conduct business in the United States, have served in the industry for at least 15 years, have created a legacy as a positive influence and champion of the industry, and should have achieved the pinnacle of their careers and are a least 60 years old. For posthumous nominations, the individual must have been deceased for at least 12 months prior to the date of the nomination.
Members may submit nominations by Feb. 1. Nomination forms and lists of current members, previous nominees and inductees are available on the Foundation website. Members may also obtain printed copies of the documents by calling 336.882.5900.
To submit a nomination, a re-nomination or a posthumous nomination, Foundation members are required to complete the nomination form found on the website at www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com. A print or a 300 dpi digital photo of the candidate must be enclosed. All nominations must be seconded, in writing, by another foundation member.
The completed nomination package must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1, 2020, and sent to American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., 202 Neal Place, Suite 101, High Point, NC 27262.
New inductees will be honored at the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Oct. 18 during the fall High Point Market.
To join the Hall of Fame Foundation, please review the membership options on the website, or call the office at 336.882.5900. All contributions are tax deductible. Memberships may be secured through the website. Please make checks payable to American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, and mail to 202 Neal Place, Suite 101, High Point, NC 27262.