Gift For Life/National Stationery Show Team Raises $28,000+ for AIDS Walk New York

70% to Goal - Donations Still Accepted Through June 16
May 30, 2017Press Release

GiftForLifeAIDSWalkCaroline “Keb” Kennedy, Team Co-Leader and Co-Founder of PRESENT Magazine; Francesca Banci of Ameriprise Financial Services; George Kacic, Executive Vice President responsible for retail services operations at AmericasMart and Gift for Life Board Chair; Matt Katzenson, owner of Fine Lines and Gift for Life Board Vice Chair; Su Hilty, Team Co-Leader and gift and home industry ambassador; Jake Turbow, Assistant Vice President of Mesirow Financial; and Elizabeth Martin, Executive Assistant and Operations Assistant at Greentech Capital Advisors.
May 30, 2017 — Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, announced today that the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team raised more than $28,000 for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS, including a generous $5,000 grant from DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS). Additional donations, which will help the team meet its $40,000 goal, will be accepted through June 16 at

This year marked the sixth consecutive cooperation of Gift for Life and the National Stationery Show to participate in the AIDS Walk NY, which takes place in New York City on Opening Day of the National Stationery Show. As of May 19, the team is ranked 11th overall in team fundraising, and the 2017 AIDS Walk NY – which was the 32nd annual event – has raised a collective $4,580,000+ for GMHC.

”It was the most magnificent day to walk the 10k in Central Park, and the seven of us DID IT!” enthused Su Hilty, team co-leader. “Caroline Kennedy, my team co-leader, and I are thrilled to continue being affiliated with the team and the industry, and we are asking the industry to help us reach the last 30% of our $40,000 goal with post-event donations.”

More than $20,000 of the team’s total was raised by the team’s four “Star Walkers,” Matt Katzenson owner of Fine Lines, Frank Joens of the LA Mart and team co-leaders, Su Hilty and Caroline Kennedy of PRESENT magazine.




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