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2015 T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award

T Kenyon Holly Memorial Award

The  T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award, Two Ten’s highest honor for outstanding humanitarian achievement, is presented to an individual in the footwear, leather or allied industries who exemplifies the spirit and character of the late T. Kenyon Holly, past president of Two Ten. 

Mr. Holly was an individual who was dedicated to helping the less fortunate members of our industry and one who worked quietly, effectively, and wholeheartedly in his philanthropic, civic, and church affairs.  The award is not given to a leader merely for his prestige or accomplishment in the commercial world.  Rather, it is for his charitable, civic, and public service to his community and nation.

2015 T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award Honoree – Vince Camuto

2015 T Kenyon Holly Memorial Award Honoree - Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto

As an avid believer in the importance of philanthropy, Vince Camuto focused his charitable endeavors on organizations that advocated for women and children, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Domestic Abuse Awareness Foundation. His passion for philanthropy led him to serve on the board of Wish and a Smile Inc., an organization dedicated to raising funds for seriously ill children. In 2013, Vince was awarded the prestigious Footwear News Lifetime Achievement Award and had served as a lifetime member and individual donor to Two Ten.

In addition to his legacy of philanthropy, Vince was well known for his contributions to the footwear industry. In 1978, Vince co-founded Nine West, providing vision and identity to the brand prior to the company going public in 1993. He founded Camuto Group in 2001, which would expand to the creation and launch of lines across footwear, clothing, and accessories. Today the brands comprise over 35 categories, including footwear, sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, swimwear, and fragrance. Vince’s legacy will be honored through the presentation of the T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award, Two Ten’s highest honor for outstanding humanitarian achievement of an individual within the footwear, leather, or allied industries. 

Like her husband, Louise Camuto is also an avid philanthropist for charities that benefit women, children, and families. Louise supports the Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and “FFaNY Shoes on Sale” breast cancer research. She continues to demonstrate her support for the footwear community as a Board member of  Two Ten Footwear Foundation.