NRF Foundation Honors

January 13, 2019 - New York, NY
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Retail is filled with passionate, successful and influential people. Our industry has the power to spark impressive change and build extraordinary careers.

The NRF Foundation Honors is one of the best ways for retail executives to give back to the industry that has given so much to them. Since 2015, the event has raised more than $10 million to support the NRF Foundation’s philanthropic efforts, including college scholarships, educational programming and RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills and Education) training and credentials.

The NRF Foundation is proud to have several visionary leaders join us on the Host Committee to support the next generation of retail talent.

Host Committee

Jeff Gennette (Co-Host)
Chairman and CEO
Macy's Inc.
Chris Baldwin (Co-Host)
Chairman and CEO
BJ's Wholesale Club
Gunther Bright (Title Sponsor)
EVP, U.S. Merchant Services
American Express
Steve Barr (Title Sponsor)
Consumer Markets Leader
Chip Bergh (The Visionary 2019)
President and CEO
Levi Strauss & Co.
Scott Dahnke (The List 2017)
Clobal co-CEO
L Catterton
Diane Dietz (The List 2019)
CEO + president
Rodan + Fields
Jane Elfers (The List 2018)
President and CEO
The Children's Place
Helena Foulkes (The List 2018)
Dana Telsey (The List 2016)
CEO/Chief Research Officer
Telsey Advisory Group
Phil Wahba (The List 2017)
Senior Writer

Invest in retail's future

The sixth annual NRF Foundation Honors on Jan. 12, 2020 in New York City will bring together the most influential people in retail to support the next generation of talent and recognize the innovators who are changing the industry. Make an impact with your sponsorship. View our 2020 Commitment Form for sponsorship details.

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The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary
Each year, the NRF Foundation Honors celebrates The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future – innovators who are influencing the path forward for retail to thrive. The event also recognizes The Visionary, an outstanding leader who is transforming the retail industry.

On Jan. 13, 2019 the NRF Foundation celebrated The Visionary and The List of People Shaping Retail's Future, along with the recipient of the 2019 Next Generation Scholarship and the recipients of the NRF Foundation Student Challenge.

Take a look at highlights from the evening. 

NRF Foundation Gala 2019 Recap

Watch highlights from the 5th annual event