Feb 15, 2019
Gift for Life celebrates in New York with Party for Life

Mixing and Mingling

The industry mixed and mingled on Monday night to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. More than $202,000 was raised through sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction bidding. If you missed it, you missed out!

Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award

Vera Bradley’s Barbara Bradley Baekgaard accepted the “Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award.” She plans to display her crystal award next to one given to her late husband, Peer, in 2007. Thanks to Fieldstone Marketing for donating ApothePure’s new “Peer / Barbara” candles for party-goers.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction featured exclusive travel packages and exciting gift and home décor products from top industry suppliers and more. After-party “Buy Now” bidding is still available on select items! Congrats to Jasmine Ramirez who won the “Great Island Inn Get-Away” raffle prize!


Presenting sponsors: Vera Bradley, Baekgaard Foundation

Platinum sponsors: Emerald Expositions, Poo Pourri

Silver sponsors: DEMDACO, Kikkerland Design Inc.

Gold sponsors: AmericasMart Atlanta, BinaNat Capital, Blue Q, Dallas Market Center, Las Vegas Market, Norman’s Hallmark

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