June 25, 2019
Kathy Ireland headlines Gift for Life Fundraiser

Las Vegas Market shared that Kathy Ireland, chair, CEO and chief designer of global lifestyle brand kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW) and ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, will be the featured guest at the 9th annual Up on the Roof fundraiser benefiting Gift for Life, on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. The annual gift and home industry social event will raise funds for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) through ticket sales, as well as a silent auction featuring a variety of Las Vegas-themed prizes and Kathy Ireland Home products.

“Las Vegas Market is thrilled that Kathy Ireland is joining us as a special guest at our annual Gift for Life fundraiser,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer for International Market Centers (IMC). “Kathy is a long-time advocate of HIV/AIDS treatment, education and care, who is passionately continuing the important and vital work that Dame Elizabeth Taylor, her close friend and mentor and one of the most powerful activists of our time, started. We are honored that she is joining Las Vegas Market’s fundraising efforts supporting Gift for Life.”

“We are thrilled to join Las Vegas Market’s Up on the Roof fundraiser,” said Kathy Ireland. “We must all continue the work that Elizabeth so fearlessly and selflessly started, which contributed in powerful ways to the advancements in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.”

During the event, Ireland will live auction a selection of kiWW designs from several kiWW partners. The items include designs from the lighting, home furnishings, office, rugs, outdoor furniture categories and more. The Up on the Roof fundraiser typically draws a crowd of more than 300 industry executives, who join together to eat, drink, dance, network and raise funds for the industry’s charity in a superb setting, the WorldView Ballroom on the 16th Floor of Building B.

The 2019 event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29. Party-goers will enjoy a full bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and silent auction. For additional information visit

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