DIFFA’s Thanks For Giving Fundraiser Nov. 18 in NYC

Thanks for Giving

DIFFA to recognize supporters and 2015 grantees providing support to fight HIV/AIDS

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) will host its Third Annual Thanks For Giving cocktail party on Wednesday, November 18 from 6-9pm. Hosted at the Herman Miller Showroom, the event will highlight DIFFA supporters and recognize the
foundation’s 2015 grantees making a positive impact in the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Sponsorships and individual tickets are now available for purchase at thanksforgiving2015.splashthat.com

“Thanks For Giving allows us to give thanks to our biggest supporters and showcase our grantees who help individuals living with HIV/AIDS and provide preventative services to those most at risk. We couldn’t think of a more perfect time than the holidays to bring together leaders of the design and philanthropic industries to raise awareness and show the collective power we have to fight this disease,” said Johanna Osburn DIFFA executive director. DIFFA-20LO

Thanks For Giving will bring designers, architects, manufacturers and leaders of HIV/AIDS organizations together to give thanks and give back. At the cocktail reception, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction featuring a variety of options ranging from handcrafted jewelry from Cynthia Gale, Cavilinni pillows from Edelman Leather and luxury linens from Sferra.

Photos from last year’s Thanks for Giving event

“Herman Miller has been a proud supporter of DIFFA for well over a decade,” said Suzette Rhodes, Sales Lead for the Herman Miller Collection, who represents Herman Miller on DIFFA’s National Board of Trustees. “Co-hosting DIFFA’s Thanks For Giving event at the Herman Miller showroom in New York is a way for us to demonstrate our appreciation for the work done by DIFFA and the entire design industry as we join together in the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.”

Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $41 million to support hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country combating HIV/AIDS through preventive education, treatment, direct care and advocacy. With chapters and community partners across the country including, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, San Francisco and Seattle—the foundation is able to ensure that resources are allocated to
areas throughout the country that need it most. Recognized as one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS in the country, DIFFA mobilizes the resources of the design industry to raise awareness and funds to provide year-round support to the needs of the organizations it supports.

DIFFA is also giving thanks to its sponsors. EGE, which combines architecture and fashion to create uniquely designed textiles, recently signed up to participate as a Thank for Giving gold sponsor. Longtime partner, Interior Design, is a media sponsor and Object Agency is a Friend Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities starting at just $500 are still available. Individual $75 tickets are also available for purchase here. Proceeds benefit DIFFA’s grant making efforts to support HIV/AIDS services and prevention efforts For more information about DIFFA and its annual Thanks for Giving celebration, visit diffa.org or follow DIFFANational on social media. Join the conversation and follow event
updates by following #ThanksforgivingNYC and #DIFFAGivesThx

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at rick of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $41 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide. www.diffa.org.