Gift for Life’s New York Experience Scheduled for Jan. 30, 2011

       

       

NEW YORK–Gift for Life’s New York Experience will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011, during the New York International Gift Fair. A national fundraising event as well as the charitable organization’s 19th anniversary party, the event will be held at the Central Park Boathouse here from 6:30 to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

The New York Experience will feature food and drink, a silent auction, and a short program honoring industry leaders. 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, chairperson 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 also will be available. For details, contact Steven Williams at swilliams@diffa.org or 212-727-3100.