Gala 2019

January 13, 2019 - New York, NY
Doug McMillon, 2018 Visionary, address Gala attendees

Gala 2019  

Join us for our fifth annual Gala on January 13, 2019, in New York City as we stand up for the value of retail jobs and the opportunities retail offers millions of Americans!
Gala Logo 2019 Square format
Celebrating Impact. Creating Opportunity.

Retail is filled with passionate, creative and motivated people. Our industry has the power to spark impressive change and build extraordinary careers.

Not only a night of celebration, the Gala is one of the best ways for retail executives to give back to the industry that has given so much to them. All proceeds benefit the NRF Foundation’s initiatives, including scholarships for university students, educational and inspirational programming and a powerful industry-backed training and credential program, RISE Up.

Join us as we celebrate The Visionary, The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and announce our 2019 Next Generation scholarship and Student Challenge case competition recipients.

Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary
Each year, the NRF Foundation recognizes The List of People Shaping Retail's Future -- 25 individuals who are making waves in the industry with their big dreams, innovative ideas and fearless leadership, as well as NRF's pinnacle award, The Visionary.
Stand with us
Your support helps bring visibility to this thriving industry. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and help support the next generation of retail talent.
Next Generation scholarship recipients on stage at the 2018 Gala
Making a difference

Retail executives and students share why the Gala was an important night for supporting the next generation of retail.