Must-Bid Auction Items Announced for Party for Life

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 City. The auction items are available for pre-event online bidding beginning this week at

Among the notable auction prizes are a Simon G diamond ring, pearl earrings, business consultations, wardrobe/interior consultations, a New York Jets signed football, and a private wine tasting for ten in Napa. A number of fabulous gift and home décor items also have been donated for auction by leading industry suppliers including AmericasMart, Areaware, baggallini, Bungalow 5, Dallas Market Center, Fiorentina, Harry Barker, HomArt, Jonathan Adler, Michael Aram, MZ Wallace, Parlour, Ralph Lauren, Rolf Glass, Spartina 449, Stonewall Kitchen, UMBRA and Worlds Away. (NOTE: Product photos available upon request.)

“The 25th Anniversary Party for Life is gearing up to be and fantastic party and most likely our best event yet,” said Frank Joens, Gift for Life, Chair.  “The silent auction is going to be outstanding this year and I am very grateful that the industry’s leading suppliers have been incredibly generous with their sponsorships and their support through auction prize donations.  Our secure online auction system makes it easy not only to preview prizes but also to start bidding on favorite items. This is going to be a dazzling anniversary celebration!”

Make plans now to attend The Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park. During this fun and festive evening, Jan van der Lande of Kikkerland Design will be awarded Gift for Life’s Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award. Individual tickets are $125, and sponsorships ranging from $500 through $25,000 are available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit or contact Steven Williams at, (212) 727-3100.

Gift for Life raises funds to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS through nationwide at-market events, cause marketing programs and direct donations. The primary mission of Gift for Life is to raise funds for DIFFA-granted HIV/AIDS service, education, prevention and advocacy programs across the U.S. In 2016, DIFFA National granted more than $333,000 to 26 organizations providing treatment, education, prevention and advocacy.