To benefit the Anna Hernandez – Luna Textiles Education Fund, the 30th edition of ICFF will host a silent auction of furnishings, kitchen and bath products
Ana Hernandez, founder, president, and CEO of fabrics manufacturer Luna Textiles, passed away in November 2016, a victim of Alzheimer’s. But her legacy continues to this day through the Anna Hernandez – Luna Textile Education Fund. After her death, her husband, a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, Michael Vanderbyl, partnered with IIDA to honor Hernandes and keep his legacy in the interior design alive.
In order to help the project, the 30th ICFF will host a silent auction of furniture, kitchen,bath products and other artistic objects. The event will be attended by more than 900 exhibiting companies will donate new products to a 1,600 square foot pavilion.
The event participants must bid during the event. And the first $ 5,000 collected benefited the Anna Hernandez-Luna Textile Educational Fund Award. The total will be a $ 10,000 grant from IIDA Foundation and ICFF. But the remainder of the amount will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization for victims of the disease.
Kevin O’Keefe, senior vice president of Emerald Expositions, commented how happy he is to host this great event and honor a great professional and leader, such as Anna Hernandez. In addition to supporting, an imporant disease, such as the Alzheimer’s.
Cheryl S. Durst, executive vice president and CEO of IIDA, also commented on how proud she is of honoring Anna’s memory and promoting initiatives that are responsible for the growth and development of women in design.
The Anna Hernandez-Luna Textiles Education Fund Award will be presented by the IIDA Foundation on Wednesday, May 23, at 3:00 PM, followed by a gala reception and ceremony for the ICFF auction winners.
Source: Interior Design*.