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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Calls for Nominations Through February 1

Furniture World News Desk on 12/15/2023

Nominations for the Class of 2024 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.

“The Selection Committee seeks candidates from across the industry who have impacted home furnishings in extraordinary ways,” says Karen McNeill, president of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.  “We asked the industry to consider those leaders – no matter what their role – who exemplify creativity, innovation, philanthropy, and the ability to initiate change. Think of your peers that most deserve the recognition that is the highest honor bestowed in our industry.”

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. 

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 directionally trend to 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 at www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com. 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 received by Feb. 1, 2024. It may be emailed to Lestep@homefurnishingshalloffame.com or mailed to Lauren Estep, American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., 311 South Hamilton Street, High Point, NC  27260.

New inductees will be honored at the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Oct. 27 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, www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com or checks are payable to American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, 311 South Hamilton Street, High Point, NC  27260.



About The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.
The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., is an industry-wide organization founded to preserve its history, to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry, to inspire the next generation of innovative leaders and to engage the community with the world of home furnishings. Our new home, which opened in April 2023, is a symbol of the Home Furnishings Capital of the World™ where the industry gathers, where we honor our leaders and tell our stories, and where we learn through exhibits, seminars and speakers. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, funds support our history and leadership programming. The organization is based in High Point, North Carolina, at 311 S. Hamilton St., and can be reached at 336.882.5900 or by visiting www.homefurnishingshalloffame.com.