Qualipedia ™ was founded by Dawn Bryan, an authority on gifting, protocol, quality and conscious choice.

Dawn’s impressive career includes being selected as a consultant and advisor on international protocol for many luxury brands including Gucci, Neiman Marcus, American Express, Business Week Magazine, Hammacher Schlemmer, Citicorps/Diners Club, Swarovski Crystal, and Waterford Wedgewood. Dawn is the author of the best-selling “The Art and Etiquette of Gift Giving” (Bantam) and has authored many articles, columns and books on the subjects of etiquette, gift-giving and the quality of things for Business Week, Town & Country, Modern Bride, Vogue and Glamour among others. Dawn has taught international protocol to globalizing businesses and industries, as well as to Chinese journalists and diplomats in Beijing and Shanghai.

Dawn Bryan was the President and CEO of a New York City city-wide non-profit organization, The Momentum Project, Inc., which has frequently been recognized as a national model for congregate meals and services for disenfranchised urban populations. She served as the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs for the American Heart Association (in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C.), and has been both a teacher and Professor. As a restauranteur Dawn opened and ran a successful South Carolina beachside dining room.

Dawn has served on numerous boards and councils, including Mayor Guiliani’s NYC Health Planning Council, and Mayor Bloomgerg’s/HRA Commissioner’s Citizens’ Advisory Group, representing hunger and AIDS interests.

Dawn has been the recipient of many awards, including “Above and Beyond” from the United Way of NYC; NYS Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award; National Association of People with AIDS Lifetime Achievement Award (2008); and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2007).

8 responses

  1. Geez, that’s unbeielvable. Kudos and such.

    August 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm

  2. I won’t be able to thank you fully for the articles on your web-site. I know you’d put a lot of time and energy into all of them and hope you know how much I appreciate it. I hope I could do the same for someone else sometime.

    September 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  3. Lisa Calli

    Wow!! We likey!!!!

    Lisa and Luka

    October 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  4. Libby

    So Amazing! I am not surprized but Congratulations Dawn on putting all your fabulous talents and skills (and CHARM) to such good purpose. I will be in NYC from the 22 – 26 if we can connect. This is Libby (aka temporary Nanny back in the day?)

    December 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  5. Lily

    I am very grateful for the recommendations she has provided to me on this site and off site. All the vest to you Ms. Bryan. Thank you, Lily

    January 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  6. What an incredible lady. We are proud to feature your articles in Arizona Panoramic Horizons Magazine http://www.azphm.com
    LeeAnn Sharpe

    January 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    • LeeAnn, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are thrilled to partner with you and Arizona Panoramic Horizons Magazine!

      January 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  7. lynn cohen

    hi Dawn,Finally looked @ your site, Very beautifully done.
    I’m back from Paris & would love to speak w/ you or grab you for a visit to the farm to speak in person. Hope all is well W/ you & you furry buddies

    September 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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