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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  • “Countdown to REA” Webinar on Aug. 4 Spotlights Gift for Life honoree from O, The Oprah Magazine: Adam Glassman

    July 16, 2020

    Gift for Life has announced that Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine, will appear in a special “Countdown to the REAs” webinar on Tuesday, August 4. Hosted by Gifts & Decorative Accessories, the session will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Oprah’s “Favorite Things”

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  • Gift for Life Supports Women’s Center in Dallas With Text-To-Give Campaign

    July 01, 2020

    Gift for Life is once again collaborating with Gifts & Decorative Accessories to continue its text-to-give campaign in connection with the 69th annual Retailer Excellence Awards.

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  • Expanded Gift For Life/DIFFA/NY NOW Team Joins Virtual 2020 AIDS Walk New York on June 7

    May 11, 2020

    Gift for Life is teaming-up with DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) and NY NOW to engage the gift, home and design communities in the support of 2020 AIDS Walk New York.

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    April 15, 2020

    Twenty-seven years ago Gift for Life was founded in response to a pandemic. Since that time we have inspired our industry to work together to help those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Once again, we find ourselves – and our industry – ravaged by a pandemic.

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  • Gift for Life Announces Changes to Board

    March 06, 2020

    Gift for Life has announced  that Cole Daugherty of Dallas Market Center has been elected as Gift for Life Vice Chair and Meg Estevez of Emerald Expositions has joined its board of directors. “On behalf of our energetic and very active board I am pleased to congratulate Cole and to welcome Meg,” said Matthew Katzenson,

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  • Adam Glassman to Receive Industry Achievement Award at 69th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards

    February 24, 2020

    Gift for Life has announced that Adam Glassman, creative director of O, The Oprah Magazine, will be honored with its 2020 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 69th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Wednesday, June 24, in Dallas, Texas.

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  • Gift for Life’s Party for Life Raises Record Funds

    January 22, 2020

    Gift for Life has announced the historic results of its 28th annual fundraiser, Party for Life. The event raised $232,000 in support of DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

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  • Party for Life Silent Auction Opens

    December 31, 2019

    Gift for Life has announced the launch of the silent auction in support of its 28th annual fundraiser, Party for Life. The event will be held for the first time in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

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  • NY NOW® Cares Campaign Partners with Gift for Life to Support HIV/AIDS Organizations Across the U.S.

    December 04, 2019

    NY NOW®, the definitive Market for Home, Gift, Handmade + Lifestyle, announced today that NY NOW Cares has partnered with Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole charitable organization, to help support its mission of raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.

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