DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
15th of June 2017

Ovando to Donate 5% of Proceeds from New Botanical Garden Space

Ovando to Donate 5% of Proceeds from New Botanical Garden Space Visit Ovando’s newest Botanical Garden Gallery space between June 15 and July 15 and DIFFA will receive 5% of all proceeds. Ovando collaborated with award-winning architect and designer David Rockwell and Rockwell Group to create an exquisite space and venue. During the daytime hours, it will […]


7th of June 2017

Blog Post: Peter & Paul Community Services

In January of 1981, a homeless man was found frozen to death in the Soulard neighborhood in South St. Louis City. This was a catalyst that soon sparked a community-wide initiative to help homeless individuals in need and inspired community members to open a winter shelter in the St. Peter and Paul Church basement. A […]


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 […]