ATLANTA – December 30, 2019 – Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announces the launch of the silent auction in support of its 28th annual fundraiser, Party for Life. The annual event will be held for the first time in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
The auction includes an exciting array of travel packages and luxury experiences. Bidding is open now via
https://e.givesmart.com/events/eGS/i/. It’s easy to pre-register and begin bidding securely through the dedicated site. Highlights of the silent auction include:
In addition to auction items, the Party for Life in Atlanta will include a guest appearance by celebrity designer Thom Filicia and presentation of Gift for Life’s Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award to gift visionary Anne McGilvray.
“Party for Life 2020 has incredible auction items that benefit a wonderful cause,” said Matthew Katzenson, Gift for Life chair. “Please start bidding now on these packages that offer tremendous value and support for Gift for Life.”
According to Katzenson, there currently are more than 50 confirmed sponsors, and the list grows daily. Sponsors to date include: Anne McGilvray & Company at $25,000; AmericasMart Atlanta/Las Vegas Market, NY NOW Retail Renaissance, and Poo-Pourri at $15,000; BinaNat Capital and Demdaco at $10,000; Barefoot Dreams, Dallas Market Center, Michel Design Works and Vera Bradley at $5,000. In-kind support includes Great American Publishing, Maiarelli Studio, and Progressive Media.
Individual tickets are available for purchase for $125. Sponsorships are available in packages starting at $1,000. The higher the sponsorship, the bigger the benefits including event tickets, a VIP experience, full-page advertising across leading industry publications, at-Market recognition and marketing promotion from Gift for Life as well as AmericasMart Atlanta that includes emails, social media, website posts, elevator doors and more.
To support Party for Life 2020 via tickets and sponsorships visit GiftForLife.org/participate.
Gift for Life was founded by Peter Schauben of Appleman Schauben in 1992 in response to the tragic loss of industry lives to AIDS. The organization’s first meeting at the National Stationery Show brought together a cross-section of the industry’s leading publishers, market centers, sales reps, manufacturers and retailers – all willing to convene and work together towards a common goal. Since that time, Gift for Life has raised more than $5 million for AIDS research, education, treatment and care through nationwide at-market events, cause marketing programs and direct donations.
Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the U.S. benefitting the grantmaking of DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. In 2018, with Gift for Life’s help, DIFFA National granted $285,000 to 26 organizations providing HIV/AIDS service and education programs nationwide. For additional information visit www.giftforlife.org.
ABOUT GIFT FOR LIFE and DIFFA
Gift for Life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS with more than $5 million raised since its inception in 1992. In 2008, Gift for Life selected DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., as its primary beneficiary. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $44 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide. More information is available at www.giftforlife.org and at www.diffa.org.
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