• Clint Engel

City of Hope event honors 3

city of hope honoreesKlaussner's Bill Wittenberg, left, and Wayfair's Steve Conine and Niraj Shah

AT THE MARKET — Some 1,300 industry leaders gathered to honor Klaussner President and CEO Bill Wittenberg and Wayfair Co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine as the industry raised more than $2.4 million so far during the campaign for medical research.

The International Home Furnishings Industry group of City of Hope, a world leader in cancer and diabetes research and treatment, honored the three men with the 2017 Spirit of Life Award during receptions and dinner at the Sheraton at Four Seasons in Greensboro, N.C.

Prior to Sunday night’s event, the campaign had raised $1.925 million, but a text-to-donate push mid-dinner raised the contribution level by the end of the night to the more than $2.4 million figure — a record.

The Spirit of Life is City of Hope’s highest honor, recognizing a leader whose work has fundamentally impacted the home furnishing industry.

Clint EngelClint Engel | Senior Retail Editor, Furniture Today

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