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Bloomingdale’s Daniel Leppo, Select Brands’ William Endres and The Home Edit’s Clea Shearer
to Receive Honors

ROSEMONT, IL (Feb. 8, 2023) —Daniel Leppo, executive vice president & GMM, of Menswear, Kids, The Home Store and Cosmetics at Bloomingdale’s; William Endres, president of Select Brands; and Clea Shearer, co-founder, The Home Edit will be honored for their philanthropic endeavors by the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) during its annual Housewares Cares Charity Gala on Monday, March 6 during The Inspired Home Show 2023 in Chicago.

Leppo will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award, Endres will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Shearer will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award.

The Gala, which will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, will start with a reception at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the HCF’s legacy charity, as well as the James Beard Foundation, Winning With Wyatt, which supports pediatric brain tumor research, and the V Foundation, which promotes victory over cancer. Since the first gala in 1998, HCF has raised more than $55 million and has been credited with donating more than $32 million to BCRF. Since 2000, HCF has funded 128 BCRF research projects. Over the years, housewares-supported breast cancer advances have included:

    • Identification of new therapeutic targets for aggressive triple-negative breast cancers.
    • Devising strategies for redirecting the immune system to target breast cancer cells and prevent and treat metastasis.
    • Validating new therapeutic targets to prevent metastatic breast cancer.
    • Detecting BRCA mutations and predicting treatment response from tumor DNA collected by a blood draw.
    • The star-studded evening will include auctions and entertainment, along with the honoree tributes.


The Honorees


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