Gift For Life holds its industry fund raiser in New York City, during the winter gift show, NYNow, then returns to present its prestigious “Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award” during the Gifts & Decorative Accessories Retailer Excellence Awards in August.

In addition to these annual events, Gift For Life is active throughout the year at other markets nationwide, as well as during industry gatherings such as the Gift & Home Trade Association’s golf outing.

For information about specific events:

GHTA Annual Conference Auction to Benefit Gift For Life:

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Opryland Resort, Nashville

“A Night of Nashville”: 6:30 – 10:30pm

Live Auction – 8:15


On the evening of Wednesday, November 12, the GHTA’s “Night of Nashville” event will feature dinner, an auction and live entertainment for the more than 330 conference guests. The silent and live auction will be filled with a variety of items including vacation homes, such as a luxury 3-night stay at the Blue Oak private vineyard in Napa with a 10,000 square foot home; autographed memorabilia, including a piece from Tiger Woods; market center-related items, including booths and elevator door advertising; a selection of services, such as social media management, audits, and more; an array of hotel stays and gift certificates; and various home décor and fashion accessories items.

“Thank you to GHTA, the Bridgeway Collaborative associations, and all the conference attendees for making an auction bid and helping our cause,” said Stu Teller, chair of the Gift for Life board. “We depend upon the generosity of our industry friends to continue our mission.”

“The GHTA has been a longtime partner of Gift For Life, and we look forward to increasing our support of the organization, via our conference auction,” said Todd Litzman, president of GHTA.

Make plans now to bid on auction items at the GHTA Conference and help Gift for Life’s nationwide program of HIV/AIDS education, testing and prevention




Up on 10
A GFL fundraiser presented by World Market Center Las Vegas

Monday, July 28, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Building C, 10th Floor, Space 1052

Las Vegas Market proudly presents its annual Gift for Life charity event during summer market. Join us on 10th floor of Building C, Las Vegas Market’s newest destination for gift and lifestyle products, as we enjoy cocktails, light bites, entertainment, a silent auction, and great friends. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Gift for Life.

Click here to purchase tickets.


Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award
Presented during the Retailer Excellence Awards ceremony
August 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and West Side Highway
New York City

Introduced in 1951, the Retailer Excellence Awards are the oldest and most prestigious honors recognizing retail and individual achievement. By incorporating the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award into the evening, we celebrate all that is best and brightest in the gift, home, and stationery industries.