Gift for Life party raises $185K
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, February 12, 2014
Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' charitable organization, says its Party for Life event raised more than $185,000 for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
Hundreds of guests attended the 22nd annual event that was held on Monday, Feb. 3, at The Boathouse in Central Park in New York City.
The Party for Life featured numerous NYC-themed food stations and a short program honoring industry leaders: the Kurt S. Adler company was honored with Gift for Life's Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award; Clare Brett Smith, president emerita of Aid to Artisans, received the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award; and Norman Glassberg, founder of Trade Associates Group Ltd (Tag), was honored posthumously with the Trailblazer Award, which in future years will be called the Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award.
"No other industry event combines the fun, the networking and the generosity of the annual Party for Life," said Stu Teller, Gift for Life chairman. "Congratulations to our honorees and thanks to everyone for helping make this event a big success."
In addition to recognizing industry legends, guests bid on an array of prizes at silent and live auctions including jewelry, home décor, vacation packages, market trips, marketing assistance and more.
Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the United States to benefit DIFFA. The primary mission of Gift for Life and DIFFA is to eradicate the AIDS pandemic in the United States.