Gift for Life announces 2011 national fundraising event

New York Experience to feature food, entertainment, and prizes
Gift for Life announced the details of its winter 2011 national fundraising event and 19th anniversary party.
The organization's "New York Experience" benefiting DIFFA, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City  during the New York International Gift Fair.

The party format will feature food, drink, and a short program honoring industry leaders. Guests also will mingle, network and compete for a wide array of prizes available at silent auction.

Recipients of three 2011 Gift For Life Awards - the Design for Life Award, the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award and the Trailblazer Award - will be announced in mid-August.

"Only in New York can we bring together the entire industry to have fun, honor our innovative leaders, and raise money for a terrific cause," said Jenny Hammons, chair of the Gift for Life board. "The Gift for Life anniversary event offers a chance to entertain guests and network with industry associates."

Individual tickets will be sold for the event, and sponsorships from $500 through $25,000 will be available. For details, contact Steven Williams at or (212) 727-3100.

All proceeds benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., and Gift for Life's sole charity partner.

Gift for Life unites the gift, home and stationery industries against HIV/AIDS, with more than $4 million raised since its inception in 1992. For additional information about Gift for Life visit

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