NRF Foundation Gala - Get Involved

At the NRF Foundation Gala

Stand with us

Since the inaugural NRF Foundation Gala in 2015, our industry has raised over $10 million towards Foundation programs and initiatives that that allow us to further our investments in bridging the gap between a growing industry and those looking to take a first step towards a meaningful career.     

Invest in retail's future

Save the date! Our sixth annual NRF Foundation Gala is being held on January 12, 2020. Join us in a celebration of the next generation of retail talent, The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary.  

There are 5 ways to get involved and support the next generation of retail talent. 


1. Attend: Host a Table

Bring your executive team to this must-attend event by hosting 1–2 tables. You can also choose to purchase a table for our student scholarship recipients.

Inspiring Future Leaders $100,000
24 premier seats (Two tables of 12) - Additional table to host 10 students or alumni from The List - Recognition on printed materials - Logo and listing on event website - Platinum full page tribute in The Yearbook
Igniting Innovation $50,000
20 premier seats (Two tables of 10) - Logo and listing on event website - Gold full page tribute in The Yearbook
Creating Opportunities $25,000
12 priority seats (One table) - Company listing on event website - Silver full page tribute in The Yearbook
Sparking Imagination $15,000 - sold out
10 seats (One table) - Company listing on event website - Bronze full page tribute in The Yearbook

2. Donate an auction item

Get even more exposure! Contribute a one of a kind experience or unique product to the silent auction. Our team will work with you to come up with unique and innovative ideas.

3. Contribute to the gift bag

Guests receive a gift bag full of generously donated items. Showcase your company’s product or put us in touch with one of your connections who wants to give back to our industry while getting extra exposure. All submissions subject to approval. Limited space.

4. Buy a tribute ad in the Yearbook

Guests receive The Yearbook, a take-home keepsake that reads like a coffee table magazine. This is a fantastic way to show your support, either in addition to one of the four options above, or as a single contribution. Tributes within The Yearbook are available for purchase at the following levels:

Diamond $25,000

Premier placement

Emerald $10,000

Full page tribute

Ruby $5,000

Half page tribute

Sapphire $2,500

Quarter page tribute

5. Donate

Can’t make it, but still want to show your support? Make a big impact by giving a tax-deductible donation.