“Up on the Roof” Silent Auction Open for Bidding

July 22, 2019 — Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization, announced today that pre-event Silent Auction bidding is now open for 15 Kathy Ireland® licensed home products and Las Vegas-themed prize packages online at https://UpontheRoof2019.givesmart.com. The Silent Auction is being held in connection with Las Vegas Market’s 9th annual “Up on the Roof” Gift for Life fundraiser, featuring special guest Kathy Ireland and scheduled for Monday, July 29, at Las Vegas Market.

“The Las Vegas Market’s ‘Up on the Roof’ event is always a fabulous gathering, and we’re delighted to be able to open silent auction bidding before the event for the first time,” said Matthew Katzenson, Gift for Life Chair. “We’re especially grateful to the Kathy Ireland licensees – Bush Industries, Michael Amini/AICO, Nourison, Pacific Coast Lighting and TK Classics – who donated products for this year’s auction.”

Kathy Ireland Home® products available for preview and bidding are:

  • kathy ireland Home Desert Skies rug and five pillows (value $2,928) donated by Nourison
  • kathy ireland Home Safari Dreams rug and five pillows (value $3,039) donated by Nourison
  • kathy ireland Homes & Garden outdoor furniture set (value $1,300) donated by TK Classics
  • Michael Amini | kathy ireland “Marina” Channel Back Accent Chair (value $639) donated by Michael Amini
  • Michael Amini | kathy ireland “Romance” Armless Chaise (value $959) donated by Michael Amini
  • Moderne Table Lamp (value $110) donated by Pacific Coast Lighting
  • The Office by kathy ireland®, set featuring Atria 60W Writing Desk with Hutch, File Cabinet, 5 Shelf Bookcase and High Back Chair (value $1,969) donated by Bush Industries

Las Vegas-themed prizes available for preview and bidding are:

  • Las Vegas Chocolate & Candy Gift Basket (value $200) donated by Connections Housing
  • Three-day/two-night deluxe accommodations for two at any one of the MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas, plus two complimentary tickets to any MGM Resorts International Cirque Shows (value $700) donated by MGM Resorts
  • Two-night stay in a Boulevard one-bedroom suite along with complimentary admission to the Stratosphere Tower and rides on all three thrill rides, plus two free show tickets for MJ Live, The King of Pop and all the Hits! (value $650) donated by Stratosphere
  • Two-night stay in a Deluxe Room, plus a $150 Dining Credit at Oscar’s Steakhouse (value $500) donated by Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Two-night stay in a Rush Tower Deluxe King room (value $350) donated by Golden Nugget
  • Two-night stay in a Terrace One Bedroom suite with Premium View and VIP Check-in (value $650) donated by Cosmopolitan
  • Two-night stay in a Tower Suite at Wynn/Encore with Tower Suite VIP Check-in. $300 Dining credit and two tickets to “LeReve” (value $1,250) donated by Wynn/Encore

Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of global lifestyle brand kathy ireland® Worldwide and ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, will be the featured guest at the 9th annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser. A world-famous lifestyle designer and trendsetter, Kathy Ireland® is considered one of the most influential people in fashion today. Kathy has graced the cover of Forbes Magazine three times, internationally (2012, 2016), is listed as the 25th most powerful brand globally by License! Global magazine, and according to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland® is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. Ms. Ireland was honored by Gift for Life and DIFFA with the first Design For Life Award in 2011 for her work in the design field.  Kathy and kathy ireland® Worldwide support philanthropy in many powerful ways, including the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation for whom Kathy is also an Ambassador.

The popular “Up on the Roof” fundraiser typically draws a crowd of more than 300 industry executives, who join together to eat, drink, dance, network and raise funds for the industry’s charity in a superb setting, the WorldView Ballroom on the 16th Floor of Building B. The 2019 event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29. Partygoers will enjoy a full bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and the silent auction.

“Up on the Roof” tickets, which cost $25 each, or five for $100, may be purchased online at https://upontheroof2019.splashthat.com/, and at specially-designated kiosks on site on C1, C8 and in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.  All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction prizes will benefit Gift for Life’s beneficiary DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

Gift for Life unites the gift and home industries against AIDS having raised more than $5 million through special events, cause-related marketing and corporate and individual donations since its inception in 1992. In 2018, with Gift for Life’s help, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS granted $285,000 to 26 organizations providing HIV/AIDS service and education programs nationwide. For additional information visit www.giftforlife.org.

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market runs July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019 at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.



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 main charity partner. 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. In 2018, DIFFA granted $285,000 to 21 organizations nationwide. More information is available at www.giftforlife.org and at www.diffa.org.



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