July 1, 2019
Gift for Life honors Anne McGilvray at Party for Life

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, shares that Anne McGilvray, founder of the eponymous sales agency, will be honored during the 28th annual Party for Life. The event will take place in Atlanta,a new location, 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 customers, vendors and sales representatives. Today, Anne and her family are a shining example of business success and generosity.” For more information, please visit

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