Terry J. Lundgren, former chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc., will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Delivering Good gala on Nov. 4 in New York.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Delivering Good, which provides disaster and poverty relief with new product donations from companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries.
“Terry Lundgren’s leadership and generosity are legendary across the retail industry and the world,” said Andrea Weiss, chair of Delivering Good. “His career achievements, as well as his decades-long commitment to philanthropy, the arts, medical research and education, make him an inspiration to so many of us, and we couldn’t be more honored to recognize him this year with our Lifetime Achievement Award.”
The annual gala will be held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The event co-chairs are Stacy Berns, president of Berns Communications Group, and David Greenstein, chief executive officer of Wonder Brands, both members of the Delivering Good board of directors. At the event, Delivering Good will also honor the recipients of its Vanguard Award, Company of Change Award and Impact Award. This year’s gala will focus on the ripple effect — how a single action or event can continue to influence others — especially in philanthropy and community service.
Lundgren retired as executive chairman of Macy’s in 2018 after serving as chairman and ceo of the company for 14 years. A University of Arizona alumnus, he has personally established scholarships for UA students and long been an active supporter of the university, which honored him in 2005 by naming its retailing center the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing. He was also named Executive of the Year by the university in 2019.