DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
9th of May 2017

ALFA : Advancing Life. Fighting AIDS

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 […]


26th of April 2017

Blog Post: Acria Providing Critical Sex Health Education to Local Youth

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 […]


19th of April 2017

Jerusalem House: A safe haven for the needy

“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 […]


22nd of March 2017

20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN Showcases Spectacular Design to fight HIV/AIDS

  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, […]


15th of March 2017

DIFFA Partners with ONE Condom to Bring NYC Youth and Artists Together for HIV Education and Prevention

ONE Makes a DIFFArence by Bringing NYC Youth and Artists Together for  HIV Education and Prevention NEW YORK, NY — Using art as a powerful medium to make an impact on HIV prevention and education, professional artists and youth in NYC came together for ONE Makes a DIFFArence. Created by ONE® and DIFFA: Design Industries […]


9th of March 2017

Blog Post: 20 Ways DINING BY DESIGN Has Made A DIFFArence

Now one of the design industry’s largest and most anticipated fundraisers to fight against HIV/AIDS, DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN originated in Kansas City, MO in 1990. Originally conceived as a dinner and musical fundraising event, DINING BY DESIGN gained popularity and the focus gravitated toward uniquely designed tabletops. DIFFA chapters across the country began to […]


21st of February 2017

DIFFA to Host #DBD20 Tweetchat with Bloggers and Designers

DIFFA to Host #DBD20 Tweetchat with Bloggers and Designers Join DIFFA tomorrow, February 22 at 1 pm EST for our #DBD20  Tweetchat in celebration of our 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN (DBD)!  As DIFFA National’s largest fundraiser, DBD raises a nearly a million dollars annually- contributing to over $42 million in grants to organizations combating […]


23rd of January 2017

MEDIA ALERT: DIFFA ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNUAL DINING BY DESIGN FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS

  MEDIA ALERT: DIFFA ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNUAL DINING BY DESIGN FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS What: DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) will gather thousands of designers, notable guests and avid supporters to celebrate its 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN (DBD), March 16 – 20. As DIFFA National’s largest fundraiser, DBD raises nearly a million […]


21st of December 2016

Blog Post: Bailey House Helping Thousands Find a Place to Call Home

Bailey House was formed in 1983 to create the nation’s first response to homeless individuals living with AIDS. Starting off with one residence in the Greenwich Village in New York City, the organization now serves more than 1,800 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses in neighborhoods throughout New York City. […]


1st of December 2016

DIFFA Commemorates World AIDS Day

Today on World AIDS Day, DIFFA unites with people across the globe to demonstrate support for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and to remember the millions who lost their lives to the disease. There are an estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States and nearly 13,000 people in the United States die […]