It’s official. This year’s Party for Life raised more than $185,000, which is no small feat when you’re up against the Super Bowl and snow storms. Color us happy.
“No other industry event combines the fun, the networking and the generosity of the annual Party for Life,” said Stu Teller, Gift for Life chairperson. “Congratulations to our honorees and thanks to everyone for helping make this event a big success.”
The celebration featured numerous NYC-themed food stations, multiple bars and a short program honoring industry leaders:
- Kurt S. Adler, Inc. company was honored with the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award
- Clare Brett Smith, president emerita of Aid to Artisans, received the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award
- Norman Glassberg, founder of Trade Associates Group Ltd (tag), was honored posthumously with the Trailblazer Award, which in future years will be called the Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award
In addition to recognizing industry legends, guests competed for a wide array of prizes at silent and live auctions including jewelry, home décor, vacation packages, market trips, marketing assistance, and much more.
Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the U.S. benefitting DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. 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, honoring those who came ahead of us, and those who follow next.
To view photos from the event:
- Visit thephotogroup.com website
- Enter: g4l2014
- Click on images to view
- Select “download” to open/save
To download the official press release, click here.