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Party for Life to Honor Agency Owner and Industry Leader, Anne McGilvray

Gift for Life has announced that Anne McGilvray, founder of the eponymous sales agency, will be honored during the 28thannual Party for Life. 

The event will take place in a new location—Atlanta—on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. McGilvray will be presented with Gift for Life’s Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anne McGilvray is founder of Anne McGilvray & Company, a Dallas-based sales agency operating in 43 states with eight permanent showrooms: two in Dallas and one in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle. 

The female-owned and operated agency was formed in 1975 and today supports a sales force of nearly 150 representatives. Across its seven permanent showrooms products including apparel and accessories, books, gifts, home décor, paper and kids are showcased to eager buyers each season. The company founder remains active in the business, while daughters Liesl and Laurie have key leadership positions. In addition to the agency, McGilvray operates two beloved retail stores located in Dallas. 

“For her trailblazing leadership, her contributions to the industry and her support of the creative community, we are pleased to honor Anne McGilvray,” said Matthew Katzenson, chair of the Gift for Life board. “For more than four decades she has been a force of goodwill and a helpful partner for tens of thousands of customers, vendors and sales representatives. Today, Anne and her family are a shining example of business success and generosity.”

Individual tickets to Gift for Life’s 28th Annual Party for Life, benefiting DIFFA are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available. For details, contact Steven Williams at, (212) 727-3100. 

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