Press Release Archive

Clarion UX Teams with Gift for Life for World AIDS Day

November 19, 2018

November 26, 2019 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced a new World AIDS Day partnership with Clarion UX – manager of the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, taking place December 2-5 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Chavez for Charity. On […]

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NY NOW Cares Benefits Gift for Life Initiatives

November 15, 2018

November 14, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today that two of its beneficiaries – LIFELINE for Feeding America and DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – will be the recipients of funds raised through NY NOW Cares, a new initiative which fosters community between market registrants and noteworthy […]

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Seattle Sample Sale to Benefit Gift For Life

November 09, 2018

November 9, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced that Diana Park’s Seattle Sample Sale, taking place through the end of the year, will be the final edition of the successful semi-annual event. The 2018 sample sale, open to the public, begins November 17, at 2611 NW […]

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Gift for Life To Honor Vera Bradley’s Barbara Bradley Baekgaard

October 11, 2018

September 24, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, will honor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Co-Founder of Vera Bradley, during the 27th annual Party for Life, Monday, February 4, in New York City.  At the evening event, to be held during NY NOW, the market for home, lifestyle & gift, Baekgaard will […]

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Gift for Life Adds Two to Board of Directors

September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced today that Ari Lowenstein and Michelle Manningham have joined its board of directors. “These new board members will bring an infusion of energy and industry knowledge to our board,” said George Kacic, chair of the Gift […]

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Gift for Life Debuts Successful Text-to-Donate Initiative

August 20, 2018

  August 20, 2018 — A first-ever “text-to-give” campaign launched by Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, in collaboration with Progressive Business Media (PBM) generated nearly $7,000 in contributions.  The fundraising campaign debuted at the 2018 Retailer Excellence Awards, an event at which Gift for Life also presented its 2018 […]

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ICON HONORS 2018 Celebrates Global Innovation in the Home and Gift Industry’s Most Celebrated Recognition

July 23, 2018

July 13, 2018 — The ninth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements were recognized on the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry. Staged at AmericasMart® Atlanta on July 12, ICON HONORS guests celebrated the achievements of the best of the best in the home and gift […]

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Gift for Life Launches New Text-to-Donate Initiative

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, is collaborating with Progressive Business Media (PBM)  and its Gifts and Decorative Accessories brand to launch its first-ever “text-to-give” campaign in connection with the 2018 Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs).  Donations, which are being accepted now through the event on Sunday, August 12, […]

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Gift For Life/National Stationery Show Team Raises $27,000+ for AIDS Walk New York

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team raised more than $27,000 for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS, including a generous $5,000 grant from DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS). Additional donations, […]

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Blue Q to Receive Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award

May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced that Blue Q will be honored with the Gift for Life 2018 Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 67th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in New York City. The award, […]

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Gift for Life Adds Five to Board of Directors

May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced today that Julie and Matt McCallum, Esther Ossei-Anto, Teddy Pekalski and Lenise Willis — have joined its board of directors. “These new board members bring a wealth of industry talent to our ranks,” said George Kacic, […]

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Gift For Life, National Stationery Show Team-Up For 7th AIDS Walk New York Partnership

February 28, 2018

March 1, 2018 — For the seventh consecutive year, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 20 – the opening day of the Show. […]

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Gift for Life’s Party for Life Raises $225,000+

February 13, 2018

February 12, 2018— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced that its 26th annual Party for Life raised more than $225,000 for AIDS treatment and prevention. The annual event, which benefits DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, raised record funds at its event in New York City on Monday, February […]

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Must-Bid Auction Items Announced for Party for Life

January 30, 2018

January 29, 2018—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today that more than 35 auction items – including luxury experiences and unique gift and home décor products donated by leading suppliers – are live now and available through February 1 and then in-person at the 26th annual Party For Life on […]

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Sponsors Lining Up for Party for Life

January 26, 2018

January 23, 2018 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced today the preliminary list of sponsors for its 26th annual Party For Life on Monday, Feb. 5, in New York City. To date, leading companies have committed a total of $203,000 in support for the social event and fundraiser that will […]

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The Home and Gift Industry Creates LIFELINE to Support Feeding America’s Natural Disaster Relief Efforts

October 24, 2017

October 23, 2017 – The U.S. gift and home furnishings industry is responding to the essential needs of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California wildfires with LIFELINE, a national program to fund food and water provisions organized by Gift For Life and AmericasMart® Atlanta. Contributions will be distributed to people in […]

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Gift for Life To Honor Giftcraft’s Trevor Cohen

August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, will honor Trevor Cohen, president and CEO of Giftcraft, during the 26th annual Party for Life, Monday, February 5, in New York City at a new location, Stage 48. Cohen will be awarded Gift for Life’s Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement […]

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Las Vegas Market Raises Record $15,735 for Gift For Life

August 17, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017 — Las Vegas Market announced today that its seventh annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser netted a record-breaking $15,735 to benefit Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole charitable organization. Some 500+ supporters attended the annual industry soiree, which featured special guest Donny Osmond, a silent auction of […]

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Beekman Boys to Receive Industry Achievement Award

July 21, 2017

May 3, 2017 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced the Beekman Boys will be honored with the Gift for Life 2017 Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 66th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Sunday, August 20, 2017, in New York City. The award, […]

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Donny Osmond to serve as auctioneer for ‘Up on the Roof’

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 – Las Vegas Market has announced that Donny Osmond, celebrity entertainer, former teen heartthrob and home products licensor, will serve as a live auctioneer at its 7th annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser benefiting Gift For Life, on Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market.  In addition to live […]

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Gift for Life Adds Four to Board of Directors

July 11, 2017

Gift for Life has announced that industry veterans Doug Self, Russ Jones, Deb Swisher, and Chad Howard have joined its board of directors. “These new board members are true industry leaders with a wealth of talent,” said George Kacic, chair of the Gift for Life Board. “We are honored to welcome them and to put them […]

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Gift For Life Unveils New Ad Campaign, Supporter Button

June 20, 2017

Gift For Life recently unveiled its new ad campaign, created by Whereoware. The ads, which feature the faces and company names of Gift For Life’s strong community of  industry supporters, will run through 2017 and 2018 in upcoming issues of industry publications and directories that are donating space to support the organization. The series will feature regular […]

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Las Vegas Market to host Gift for Life fundraiser

June 12, 2017

Las Vegas Market announced today that it will host its 7th annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser benefiting Gift For Life, the sole national charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries, on Monday, July 31, 2017, during the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market, July 30-August 3, 2017. Tickets for the event, which […]

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Gift for Life Announces New Board Leadership

March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced today a transition in leadership, effective immediately, following the election of new officers. George Kacic takes over as chair of the board, replacing Frank Joens who served in the role since 2015; and Matt Katzenson is the newly elected vice […]

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Gift For Life, National Stationery Show Team Up for 6th AIDS Walk New York Partnership

March 06, 2017

March 6, 2017 — For the sixth consecutive year, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 21  – the opening day of the Show.  The […]

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Gift for Life’s Party for Life Raises $225,000+

February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced that its 25th Anniversary Party for Life fundraiser raised $225,000+ for AIDS treatment and prevention. The annual event, which benefitted DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, drew a record 500+ attendees to The Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park […]

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Must-Bid Auction Items Announced for Party for Life

January 31, 2017

Jan. 31, 2017 – Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today that more than 40 auction items – including luxury experiences and unique gift and home décor products donated by leading suppliers – will be offered during the 25th annual Party For Life on Monday, February 6, in New York […]

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Gift for Life Launches ‘Under 40’ Cause Marketing Campaign

December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has announced the launch of a new cause marketing program led by three gift companies – all with owners under the age of 40. Ann Page, Duke Cannon Supply Co and The Urban Agriculture Company each have pledged to donate $1,500 to […]

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Gift for Life Launches New Website

December 05, 2016

December 5, 2016 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, has launched a new website in conjunction with its 25the anniversary. The site, which presents information about Gift for Life’s founding in 1992 through present day fundraising initiatives and its support of DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, is available […]

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Party on Peachtree Is Atlanta January Market’s Hottest Ticket

December 01, 2016

ATLANTA, December 1, 2016 — A spectacular new venue, new features and new beneficiaries mark the third-annual staging of Party on Peachtree 2017, the Atlanta January Market’s hottest ticket and the largest event of the U.S. winter home and gift show calendar.  Party on Peachtree 2017 moves to the celebrated Capital City Club where a capacity […]

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Archipelago Cause Marketing Program Raises $5,000 for Gift for Life

October 03, 2016

October 3, 2016 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole charitable organization, has received a donation of $5,000 from Archipelago Botanicals, the home fragrance, bath and body products supplier, through an exclusive cause marketing program conducted during the 2016 tradeshow season. Archipelago Botanicals partnered with Gift for Life to donate […]

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Gift for Life Celebrates 25 Years

September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, will celebrate 25 years of fighting AIDS at its 2017 Party for Life, Monday, February 6, in New York City. As part of the evening’s festivities, Jan van der Lande of Kikkerland Design will be awarded Gift for Life’s Chuck Yancy Lifetime […]

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Two New Board Members For Gift for Life

September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that industry editors Dayna Fields and Kat Krassner have joined its board of directors. Dayna Fields is a first time Gift for Life board member while Kathy Krassner is returning to the leadership team. Dayna Fields […]

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Las Vegas Market Raises $9,500 for Gift For Life

July 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 — Las Vegas Market announced today that its sixth annual “Up on the Roof” gala raised $9,500 to benefit Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ leading charitable organization. The fundraiser, widely recognized as a hallmark of the Summer Las Vegas Market, drew nearly 300 supporters to its 2016 […]

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Las Vegas Market Hosts Gift For Life Benefit at Summer Market

July 13, 2016

LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2016 — Las Vegas Market announced today that it will host its 6th annual “Up on the Roof” gala charity event benefiting Gift For Life, the sole national charitable organization for the gift, stationery and home décor industries, on Monday, August 1, during the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market, July 31-August […]

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Gift For Life & National Stationery Show Team-Up For 2016 AIDS Walk New York

May 20, 2016

March 18, 2016 — For the fifth consecutive year, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 15 – the opening day of the Show. […]

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Gift for Life Welcomes New Board Members

May 20, 2016

March 21, 2016— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charitable organization, has announced the addition of two new board members to its roster, bringing its leadership roster to nearly 30 members. New members are Kim Wahlberg of the Kimberly Wahlberg Company and Caitlin Kelly of Whereoware. “These new members bring strong […]

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Chavez for Charity to Receive Industry Achievement Award

May 20, 2016

May 3, 2016 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charitable organization, has announced Chavez for Charity will be honored with the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 65th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in New York City. The award […]

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Gift For Life/National Stationery Show® Team Raises $28,300+ for AIDS Walk New York

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team raised more than $28,300 for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS. With a generous $5,000 matching grant from DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), the […]

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Gift for Life & Retail Design Institute Partner for Holiday Pop-Up Shop —Product Donations Urgently Needed—

May 20, 2016

October 7, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charity, has partnered with the Retail Design Institute of NY to create a holiday pop-up shop to be built and operated in Chelsea this December.  Gift and home décor product donations are needed from the industry, for the student competition determining the store […]

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GHTA Annual Conference Auction to Benefit Gift for Life

May 20, 2016

October 13, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today it will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) auction held during the organization’s annual Bridgeway Collaborative Conference, November 10-12, 2015, in Austin, TX. On the evening of Wednesday, November 11, a GHTA evening […]

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Gift for Life Welcomes New Board Members

May 20, 2016

November 10, 2015— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charitable organization, has announced the addition of three new board members to its roster, bringing its leadership roster to 27 members.  New members are Scott Kramer and Randi Mohr of NY NOW, the Market for HOME, LIFESTYLE + GIFT, and Ilene Shaw […]

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Chavez for Charity Extends Partnership with Gift for Life —World AIDS Day Bracelets To Benefit the Organization—

May 20, 2016

November 30, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced today an extension of its partnership with Chavez for Charity, a leading fashion accessories company combining style with support of charitable causes.  In connection with World AIDS Day 2015, 25% of the gross profit from the sales of Chavez for Charity’s […]

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Chavez for Charity to Receive Industry Achievement Award —Leading Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Company to be Honored at Retailer Excellence Awards—

May 20, 2016

May 3, 2016—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charitable organization, has announced Chavez for Charity will be honored with the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 65th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in New York City. The award recognizes overall […]

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Tom Mirabile to Receive Industry Achievement Award —Design and Trend Expert to be Honored at Retailer Excellence Awards—

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ leading charitable organization, has announced Tom Mirabile will be honored with the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award during Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, taking place on Sunday, August 16, 2015, in New York City. The award recognizes overall excellence and […]

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Gift for Life Welcomes New Board Members

May 20, 2016

March 21, 2016— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charitable organization, has announced the addition of two new board members to its roster, bringing its leadership roster to nearly 30 members.  New members are Kim Wahlberg of the Kimberly Wahlberg Company and Caitlin Kelly of Whereoware. “These new members bring strong […]

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Gift For Life & National Stationery Show Team-Up For 2016 AIDS Walk New York

May 20, 2016

March 4, 2016—For the fifth consecutive year, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show (NSS) to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 15  – the opening day of the Show.  The […]

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Gift For Life/National Stationery Show® Team Raises $27,700+ for AIDS Walk New York

May 20, 2016

June 3, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team raised more than $27,700 for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS.  With a generous $5,000 matching grant from DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), the team is […]

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Online Bidding Opens for Party for Life Auction Items —Pre-Event Viewing, Registration & Bidding Now Available Online—

May 20, 2016

January 26, 2016—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today that more than 40 auction items – including luxury experiences such as a 7-night stay for four at St. James’ Club in Antigua, a VIP wine tasting and tour for four at the Alexander Valley Vindyards and tickets to current Broadway […]

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Growing Sponsor Roster Announced for 2016 Party for Life

May 20, 2016

January 15, 2016—Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that more than $155,000 in sponsorship has been pledged to date for its 24th Annual Party for Life, taking place Monday, February 1, at New York City’s Central Park Boathouse.  The robust, and growing, list of sponsors includes […]

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ICON HONORS 2015 Celebrates Global Innovation in the Gift and Home Industry’s Most Sought-After Recognition

May 20, 2016

ATLANTA, July 10, 2015—The sixth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated the best in global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements were recognized on the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry. As a centerpiece of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, the July 9 event attracted a capacity audience of […]

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Gift for Life’s Party for Life Raises $200,000 —Twenty-fourth edition honors industry leaders, supports DIFFA—

May 20, 2016

February 16, 2015— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced that its Party for Life fundraiser raised $200,000 for AIDS treatment and prevention.  The 24th annual event, which benefitted Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), drew a record 500+ attendees to The Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park on Monday, […]

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Gift for Life’s Party for Life Raises More Than $200,000 —Twenty-third edition honors industry leaders, supports DIFFA—

May 20, 2016

February 10, 2015— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today its Party for Life event raised more than $200,000. The 23rd annual event was held on Monday, February 2 at The Boathouse in Central Park in New York City and welcomed hundreds of attendees.   “No other industry event combines […]

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Gift for Life Holiday Pop-Up Shop Raises Nearly $8,000 —Donations from Industry Suppliers Filled the Shelves—

May 20, 2016

December 17, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole national charity, announced today that a Holiday Pop-Up Shop created by the Retail Design Institute New York Chapter (RDI) raised nearly $8,000 for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, Gift for Life’s sole beneficiary.  Nearly 40 gift and home industry suppliers and designers donated […]

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Suzy Batiz, Howard Henschel, Arun Agarwal to be Honored —24th Annual Party for Life Award Recipients Announced—

May 20, 2016

August 6, 2015—Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, announced today that three industry leaders—Suzy Batiz of Poo-Pourri®, Howard Henschel of The Norman Group, and Arun Agarwal of Nextt—will be honored during Gift for Life’s 24th Annual Party for Life, taking place Monday, February 1 in New York City. Suzy Batiz, […]

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Gift for Life Appoints New Leadership, New Board Members

May 20, 2016

April 21, 2015— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, has announced new leadership and new board members. Frank Joens takes over as chairperson of the board, replacing Stu Teller who had served in that role since 2012. Joens is currently senior vice president and general manager of the LA Mart in […]

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