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Las Vegas Market raises $10,000

Las Vegas Market raises more than $10,000 to benefit Gift For Life at the largest-ever 5th Annual Charity Gala held during Summer Market

Las Vegas Market announced that its 5th annual Up on the Roof gala raised $10,000 to benefit Gift for Life, the sole charitable organisation for the gift, stationery and home décor industries.

Held during the just-concluded Summer Las Vegas Market, the fifth annual fundraiser drew a record 310 party-goers to the Market’s WorldView Ballroom — showcasing panoramic views of the Las Vegas skyline.

“Las Vegas Market is committed to supporting the gift and home décor industry and to raising awareness and funds for the essential efforts of the industry’s chosen charity,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers, and Gift for Life board member.

“Over the past five years, Las Vegas Market’s Up on the Roof events have raised more than $50,000 to benefit Gift for Life.”

The gala raised money both through ticket sales as well as a special “Las Vegas-themed” silent auction that offered a wide variety of experience-oriented items, including: a gift certificate to Oscar’s Steakhouse, valued at $150; a Green Valley Ranch Spa gift, valued at $170; a Las Vegas Gift Basket, valued at $200; two tickets to see Olivia Newton-John, valued at $215; a Canyon Ranch Spa Gift Card, valued at $300; two nights of accommodations at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel, valued at $395; accommodations at The LINQ, plus High Roller tickets, valued at $400; two nights at the Golden Nugget, plus a dining credit, valued at $425; two nights at The Cosmopolitan, valued at $425; and two nights at Treasure Island, plus tickets to Mystere, valued at $500.

“We appreciate the ongoing support from Las Vegas Market for our industry charity,” said Frank Joens, Gift for Life chair. “At market events, such as Las Vegas Market’s Up On The Roof, provide great visibility for our cause, and support for our fundraising efforts.


Gift for Life, the gift and home décor industry’s volunteer group raising funds for AIDS assistance and research through DIFFA: Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS, was founded in 1992. Since then, Gift for Life has raised more than $5 million through special events, cause-related marketing, promotions, and from corporate and individual donations. For more information, visit 

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,700+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2016 Las Vegas Market runs January 24-28, 2016 at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit 

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Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,700+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.

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Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit

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