DIFFA/Chicago Auxiliary Board Hosts Premiere Light The Night White Party 

Local Not-for-profit Organization Celebrates Advancements in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS by Raising Funds and Awareness at Illuminated Event

2015.0907.Event.DIFFAThe Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago (DIFFA/Chicago) Auxiliary Board will be hosting its inaugural Light The Night White Party on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Sterling Bay, 111 N. Canal St., Chicago. The-first-of it’s-kind event will attract design and business professionals to come dressed in their finest white attire to illuminate the rooftop setting and spotlight the organization’s goal of eradicating HIV/AIDS.

Promising a luminous evening of cocktails, light bites and dancing, guests will be entertained by a live performance from Simple Remedy. Additionally, the event program will include a raffle featuring theme-centric lighting fixtures as well as white décor, furniture, accessories and clothing as well as a live auction where lanterns designed by local designers will be auctioned off. All ticket, raffle and auction proceeds will go directly to Chicago-area service agencies that provide assistance, education and outreach to those living with HIV/AIDS.

Cambria will serve as the event’s Presenting Sponsor. Platinum Sponsors include Brookside Veneers, Ltd., Business Office Systems and Wintrust Bank Chicago. Gold Sponsors include Allsteel, Global Designs Limited, Installation Specialists, Inc., Lagunitas Brewing Company, Maharam, National and Office Depot. Silver Sponsors include D.L. Couch and OFS Brands. 

Event highlights:
-Simple Remedy will be performing a live set during the event
-KOVAL will be featuring a whiskey tasting table
-Phil Stefani Signature Events will be the evening’s caterer
-Top Chicago designers/showrooms will be designing their own lanterns to be auctioned off during at the event
-To support the theme, luxe “light” and “white” items will be donated for the event’s raffle, including fixtures from Lightology and more

Wednesday, Sept. 9
5:30 – 9 p.m.

Sterling Bay
111 N. Canal St., Rooftop
Chicago, IL 60606


Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at: www.diffachicago.org.

The event is open to registered press.  Please contact Kimberly Ecker for details: kimberly@jochicago.com.

Social media users are also encouraged to post before, during and after the event using the hashtag #diffaLTN. 

About DIFFA/Chicago: DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is a not-for-profit fundraising and grant-making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies to provide direct services, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at-risk for infection. Founded in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $40 million to hundreds of community-based organizations nationwide.

Six years ago, in an effort to continue DIFFA’s reputation for innovation in fundraising, DIFFA/Chicago created an Auxiliary Board consisting of Chicago’s young design and business professionals. Our mission is to expand awareness of the growing effect of HIV/AIDS within the Chicago community to a more extensive audience.

DIFFA/Chicago 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1647A, Chicago, IL 60654
Tel: 312-644-6412 Fax: 312-644-6413
www.diffachicago.org info@diffachicago.org