Since 1992, Gift for Life has united the industry to fight AIDS. Award galas. Parties. Silent auctions. Industry events. Cause marketing. Gift for Life creates exciting opportunities for networking.

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AIDS is not over. Approximately 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and about 15% of them (1 in 7) are unaware they are infected. An estimated 38,700 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2016. In 2019, with Gift for Life's assistance, DIFFA grants to 22 organizations providing HIV/AIDS service and education programs nationwide.

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  • IMC Sponsors Gift for Life Raffle During Summer Atlanta Market & Las Vegas Market

    June 07, 2021

    International Market Centers (IMC) today announced its sponsorship of Gift for Life’s “Feed the Hungry – Feel the Good” fundraiser for World Central Kitchen’s COVID-related hunger relief efforts with a commitment to match donations up to $10,000 from participants in its Atlanta Market (July 13-19)

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  • Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter To Receive Industry Achievement Award at 2021 REAs

    May 13, 2021

    Gift for Life hasannounced that global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter will be honored with its 2021 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts & Decorative Accessories’ 70th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards (REA), taking place virtually on Tuesday, August 3.

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  • Gift For Life/NY NOW/DIFFA Team To Step Out Virtually for AIDS Walk New York

    April 23, 2021

    Gift for Life is teaming-up with NY NOW and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) for AIDS Walk New York 2021. The 2021 event, which will be held virtually due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns on Sunday, May 16, will feature live, televised, intimate in-person viewing-parties

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  • Gift for Life, Home Textiles Today & Home Fashion Products Association Partner to Support COVID Food ReliefGift for Life, Home Textiles Today & Home Fashion Products Association Partner to Support COVID Food Relief

    March 23, 2021

    Gift for Life is partnering with Home Textiles Today magazine to launch a new text-to-donate campaign as part of Home Textiles Market Week, a virtual New York Home Fashions Market, March 22-25, 2021 sponsored by HTT and the Home Fashion Products Association.

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  • Forty One Madison rallies the industry for fundraiser benefiting God’s Love We Deliver

    March 12, 2021

    Forty One Madison, Gift For Life and Adam Glassman, creative director of Oprah and 2021 honorary chair for Gift For Life, have teamed up to host a virtual #TableTogether benefit for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that cooks and home-delivers medically tailored meals to New

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  • New Board Leadership for Gift for Life

    February 10, 2021

    Gift for Life announced today a transition in leadership, effective immediately, following the election of new officers. Cole Daugherty takes over as chair of the board, replacing Matthew Katzenson who served in that role since 2017; and Ari Lowenstein is the newly elected vice chair.

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  • Adam Glassman to Serve as Gift for Life 2021 Honorary Chair

    January 15, 2021

    Gift for Life has announced that Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine, will serve as its honorary chair and spokesperson through 2021.

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  • DIFFA Matching Grant Benefits LGBT Elders Through Gift for Life & NY NOW® Text-to-Give Campaign

    November 18, 2020

    Through a generous DIFFA matching grant, every donation to Gift for Life’s Text-to- Give campaign will be doubled through December 31. To donate, text GFLSAGE to 44-321, or visit

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  • Gift for Life & NY NOW® Text-to-Give Campaign Supports SAGE

    September 30, 2020

    Gift for Life is launching a new text-to-give campaign as part of NY NOW’s first-ever Digital Market, October 3-7, 2020.  All donations will benefit SAGE, the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders.

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