GFL PhotosGift for Life has 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-plus attendees to The Boathouse in New York’s Central Park on Monday, Feb. 1.

The Party for Life featured numerous NYC-themed food stations, multiple bars and a short program honoring three industry leaders. Howard Henschel, president and CEO of The Norman Group, was awarded with the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award; Suzy Batiz, creator and CEO of Poo-Pourri, was the recipient of the Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award; and Arun Agarwal, CEO and director of Nextt, took home the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award.

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Party on Peachtree 2016, held Jan. 14, was the hottest ticket at AmericasMart and benefitted Gift For Life (GFL) and Young Gift Executives (YGE). The event proceeds topped $35,000 with more than 1,500 attendees and included a cocktail buffet dinner and live performances by The Helpers — all choreographed by Emmy-nominated emcee Tom Sullivan. Proceeds from the event will continue Gift For Life’s work in the fight against AIDS and Young Gift Executives’ support of domestic violence survivors.

Official event sponsors were Poo-Pourri, Giftcraft, Appelman Schauben and AmericasMart.