FIT Gala: Honoring Terry Lundren

About 1000 high-spirited people came together at the Marriott Marquis last week to help FIT honor Terry Lundgren, retiring CEO of Macy’s. It was our annual gala, and we shared it—and the $4.5 million in proceeds—with Terry’s alma mater, the University of Arizona.

Terry is a legendary leader in the world of retail, and well deserved praise was lavished on him, either on video or in person, from the likes of former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Tom Brady, Sean Combs, Ralph Lauren, Anna Wintour, and Michael Kors.

It was also Terry’s 65th birthday and at the very end of the evening, celebrated chef Daniel Boulud presented him a cake in the form of a stack of golf balls while emcee Ryan Seacrest led the crowd in a hearty chorus of “Happy Birthday.” It was a happy evening, as I think you can see from these photos.