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Virginia Cory Receives Meadoff Award at GMFA Golf Outing

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Pictured above (l-r) Patrick Cory, Virginia Cory, the recipient of the Meadoff Award for Sportsmanship and Jordan Greenberg.

The Greater Metropolitan Home Furnishings Association (GMFA) recently announced that Virginia Cory, of Cory was presented with the Meadoff Award for Sportsmanship during GMFA’s annual golf outing that hosted 110 golfers and 160 for dinner at the Knoll Country Club in New Jersey.

The Meadoff Memorial Award for Sportsmanship is one of the most coveted Awards in our Industry, since it is the "person" not a position or title being recognized.

Initiated by the late Hal Meadoff in honor of his father A.S. Meadoff in 1942, the award has been continued by Hal's family. Sportsmanship, as defined by this award, does not signify skill or performance. It has to do with a person's sense of fair play and fair-mindedness. Personal relationships in the industry, social consciousness and support of humane and philanthropic causes are attributes carefully considered by the awards committee. Former recipients meet each year to review and choose an individual to receive this honor.

In 2016 the award was presented to Virginia Cory by Jordan Greenberg, President of Apropos, the grandson of Hal Meadoff. Jordan explained the history and significance of the Award, mentioning Virginia’s selfless nature and years of service to the industry.

“Virginia was a natural choice for the Meadoff Award this year,” said Andy Gans, GMFA’s President. “She has given her time freely as a volunteer for GMFA, for other industry events and charities such as City of Hope the Cory family support. She’s an exemplar of the ‘Cory Way’ as well as he spirit of the Meadoff Award.”

GMFA’s golf outing raised $15,000 for the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation (dmccf.com) that helps cancer victims and their families to cover living expenses. Chris Clarizio of Klaussner presented $5,000 checks to: the family of eight-year-old Ava Gottlieb; the family of Peter Connors who has battled cancer for five years; and James Tiernan, a high school senior who was diagnosed with cancer in eighth grade.


More about GMFA: The Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association, a not-for-profit organization, was formed to promote and protect the interests of home furnishings retailers, reps, manufacturers, wholesalers and industry suppliers in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Together with the IHFRA, the GMFA sponsors networking and educational events, offers group services such health insurance, credit card processing, and provides business discounts for members. For more information contact Alan Granetz, Greater Metropolitan Furnishings Association at (908) 725-3460 or email greatermfa@gmail.com.

More about The Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation: The Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation was founded by its namesake, Dean Michael Clarizio during his own personal battle with cancer. The foundation is tirelessly maintained by his family and friends in an effort to carry out his vision of helping others who face this challenge. To date the foundation has distributed over $550,000. For more information, visit http://www.dmccf.com.

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