NRF Foundation Events

Panelists from the 2018 Student Program


The NRF Foundation hosts events and educational experiences for audiences ranging from educators to college students and retail executives to workforce leaders.
Student Program at Retail's BIG Show

The NRF Foundation holds numerous events every year.

Explore these exciting networking, learning and engagement opportunities below. 

NRF Foundation Gala, Jan. 13, 2019
Our fifth annual Gala, held in New York City on Sunday, January 13, will recognize The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, and our most prestigious award — The Visionary. We will also award scholarships to young people pursuing retail careers so they can take their first steps toward unstoppable careers.
Kobe Bryant at NRF Foundation Gala 2017
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Retail Works Summit, Oct. 21-23, 2018
An exclusive event designed to enable dynamic partnerships between leaders from workforce and job readiness organizations and senior retail executives and recruiters whose companies offer meaningful employment.
Student Program, Jan. 10-14, 2019
The Student Program exposes college students to the limitless, exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in retail. This program provides opportunities for students to hear from retail leaders, access the latest in retail technology, and to network with recruiters that represent global brands.
Students at the Student Program

Are you a student?

Join us in New York City at the Student Program.

Are you a retailer? 

Sponsor the Student Program.

Become a Mentor to a student.

Support the NRF Foundation Gala. 

Are you a workforce executive or job readiness leader?

Learn more about our RISE up initiative.

Apply to attend the Retail Works Summit.