Gift for Life, has announced that more than 45 auction items – including luxury experiences such as Fashion Week tickets and an exclusive ski/golf club membership, as well as unique gift and home décor products donated by nearly 30 leading suppliers – will be offered during the annual Party For Life on Monday, February 2, in New York City. The auction items, collectively valued at more than $65,000 are available for pre-event online bidding beginning this week at www.501auctions.com/pfl.
Among the notable auction prizes are: Tickets to four Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events (value: priceless); One Year Membership at The Hermitage Club, a private ski and golf club (value: $15,000.00); “Marilyn” painting by Paul Gerben (value: $18,500); Vermont Ski/Mountain Bike week-long stay at the Carriage House at Darling Hill (value: $3,000.00). A number of fabulous gift and home décor items also have been donated for auction by nearly 30 leading industry suppliers including Acquiesse; AF Lighting; Alok; Ann Gish; Archipelago; Arte Italica; Artek USA, Inc.; Beatriz Ball; Cinda B; Creative Co-op; European Soaps; Global Views; Homart; Jax & Bone; Joanne & Company; John Madeiros; John Wind Maximal Art; Jonathan Adler; Jura Inc.; Marc Blackwell; Michael Aram; Paddywax; Peacock Alley; Stewart/Stand; Studio A; Thoi; Uno de 50; Trollbeads; and Wendell August. (NOTE: Product photos available upon request)
The Party for Life auction will be managed by 501 Auction services, allowing for advance viewing of the unique, and in many cases exclusive, auction items online prior to the event. Beginning today, viewers may preview the auction, pre-register as bidders and submit advance bids via www.501auctions.com/pfl. 501 Auctions uses mobile technology to notify bidders of their bid status and to competitive bids.
Make plans now to attend Gift for Life’s 23rd Annual Party for Life, benefiting DIFFA, on Monday, February 2, 2015, at The Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park. During this fun and festive evening, three industry leaders will receive achievement awards: Susan Feldman, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of One Kings Lane, to be honored with Gift for Life’s Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award; Beatriz Ball, founder of the eponymous metalware company, to be honored with the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award; and John Grob, founder of J. Grob Associates, to be honored with the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available. For details, contact Steven Williams at email@example.com, (212) 727-3100.
Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the U.S. benefitting DIFFA. The primary mission of Gift for Life and DIFFA is to eradicate the AIDS pandemic in the U.S. Working together, Gift for Life and DIFFA will continue to raise funds for HIV/AIDS service and education programs. For additional information please visit www.giftforlife.org. Follow Gift for Life’s efforts via their free e-newsletter, available at http://www.giftforlife.org/about_gfl/press-releases-and-newsletters/.