DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Mobilizing the resources of the design industry to raise awareness and funds, DIFFA has created legendary programs and events that highlight a cause that has significantly impacted the industry for over three decades.Read More
AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) started in Burke County, North Carolina, in 1987 as a grassroots effort to provide support services to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Noticing that the number of HIV cases were rising with little to no coordinated effort to provide help to those in need, community members joined forces to create an AIDS Task Force. As word spread
LEAP for Girls Alumnae and facilitators Love Heals founder, the late Alison Gertz is a true example of taking control of one’s destiny and legacy despite negative circumstances. After being diagnosed with AIDS, Ali decided to become an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. She became an internationally recognized spokesperson, devoting her final years to providing youth with pertinent information
“I was diagnosed with HIV 26 years ago during the height of the epidemic. I was struggling with drug addiction and nearly died after abstaining from treatment. I became sober after several years and found a job, however low pay and rising rent nearly left me and my 13-year old son homeless. Determined to provide a better life for us,
Monday, March 20 marked the culmination of the 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN hosted by DIFFA: Design Industries Foundations Fighting AIDS. This five-day celebration, which gathered more than 2,000 guests during the two fundraising events, raised nearly $1 million toward DIFFA’s mission to fight HIV/AIDS. The signature New York fundraiser, hosted at Pier 92, combines extravagant design and renowned