IFDA's NY Chapter to host annual Walk for Design in late September

Retail Editor 4, September 14, 2011

New York - The New York Chapter of The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) will host its annual Walk for Design Education on September 24.

The event will return to Manhattan's High Line "so that members and their guests can explore the newly expanded park," IFDA said.

Louis Raymond, a landscape and garden designer and host of GardenShorts.com, will lead the walk and along the way, share his design tips and insight.

All of the money raised by the walk's donations and sponsorships will support the IFDA Educational Foundation scholarship and grant programs.

"In the last two years, this walk has generated funds, which has gone directly to support of scholarships and grants for design students and institutions," said Susan Hirsh, IFDA NY vp for IFDA/EF. "We all live in comfortable homes with furnishings that support our needs and sooth our souls. The IFDA Education Foundation assists design students in their pursuit of education, knowledge and research to keep their businesses and our industry thriving."

Participating members and their guests should meet, "rain or shine," at Ganesvoort Street and 10th Avenue at 10 am. A Dutch-treat lunch will follow at the Hudson Station at 440 9th Avenue at 35th St.

Suggested donations for participation begin at $25 and can be paid in cash or as a check payable to IFDA/ EF. Interested supporters can join the "Cheering Section" and donate through a participating walker or can send sponsorship funds directly to the IFDA NY Office, NY Design Center, Suite 417, 200 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

All walkers are asked to RSVP via IFDANYNY@verizon.net and indicate level of support. More information is available at IFDA.com or by calling (212) 686-6020.

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