The NRF Foundation is committed to shaping the next generation of retail talent.

Join us for our fifth annual Gala in January 2019 as we stand up for the value of retail jobs and the opportunities retail offers millions of Americans!

As the philanthropic organization of the National Retail Federation, we share the real story of retail and celebrate the success of an industry that gets stronger with every reinvention.


About the Gala

Celebrating Imagination, Inspiration and Innovation | Sunday, January 13, 2019

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

Our fifth annual Gala, held in New York City, will recognize and honor 25 elite leaders who are impacting the retail industry today through The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, as well as our most prestigious award — The Visionary. We'll also award scholarships to young people pursuing retail careers so they can take their first steps toward unstoppable careers.

An inspiring, high energy experience, the Gala is not only a night to celebrate the industry but also an amazing opportunity for retail executives to stand up for and 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, mentorship opportunities, educational and inspirational programming, and a powerful industry-backed training and credential program, RISE Up.

The List of People Shaping Retail's Future

Each year, the NRF Foundation recognizes 25 top minds in retail who are making waves in the industry with their big dreams, innovative ideas and fearless leadership. They’re retail’s Disruptors, Dreamers, Givers, Influencers and Power Players—and you get to meet them at the Gala.

All Gala Proceeds Benefit NRF Foundation Initiatives

Retail offers a fresh start and way forward for millions of Americans and your support helps bring visibility to this thriving industry. Proceeds from the Gala benefit NRF Foundation initiatives and we are extremely grateful for your participation!

Join us on January 13, 2019 in New York for our amazing fifth-year celebration of retail. Secure your table today by contacting Liz Glover-Wilson, Tables start at $25K.