Wolf-Gordon is Part of DIFFA’s Specify With Care® Program at NeoCon East and BDNY
Wolf-Gordon is a part of DIFFA’s ‘Specify With Care®’ cause-related marketing. The initiative invites companies to donate a percentage of sales from designated collections to benefit DIFFA in its fight against HIV/AIDS. Specify With Care affiliate products will be displayed at both NeoCon East in Philadelphia (October 28-29, Booth #100-A) and BDNY in New York City (November 8-9, Booth #178). Other participating affiliates include Blanco, Bolon, Ege, Maya Romanoff, and Laufen.
Since 1992, Wolf-Gordon has donated over $1.5 million to DIFFA through the Gift of Hope program. All specifiers are automatically enrolled in the program and given a special GOH number that appears on each sample. When specifiers use the GOH number to place an order, a percentage of a product’s gross sales is allocated to the Foundation to fund direct care and preventative education for people living with HIV/AIDS, and for those at risk. Gift of Hope is Wolf-Gordon’s Specify with Care initiative, and as a result of the program, Wolf-Gordon has become DIFFA’s largest donor and the largest contributor in the design industry.
“Specify With Care is a win-win proposition,” said Rick Wolf, CEO of Wolf-Gordon. It associates manufacturers’ names with a good cause and effectively differentiates their products. The interior design and architectural communities are supporting Specify With Care with overwhelming enthusiasm and optimism.”
DIFFA Executive Director Johanna Osburn, comments, “Specify With Care is a great way for us to gain support for our cause, while extending valuable benefits to our generous participating manufacturers. NeoCon East and BDNY draw influential designers and architects from across the workplace, retail, and hospitality design industries. Our participation in these tradeshows allows us to expose those audiences to Specify With Care, increase awareness of DIFFA’s mission and showcase the product lines of its affiliates. Support of SWC helps us ensure that we have the resources to help HIV/AIDS organizations year-round and respond quickly to their needs.”
As Specify With Care grows, DIFFA plans to exhibit at numerous tradeshows throughout the year and support participants through a number of strategic activities and marketing and PR efforts.
About Specify With Care®: Specify With Care®, DIFFA’s cause marketing program, invites companies to designate a collection or collections and donate a percentage from sales of those to the Foundation. Support from Specify With Care® Affiliates ensures that DIFFA has the resources it requires to help HIV/AIDS organizations year-round and respond quickly to their needs. Specify With Care® Affiliates distinguish themselves as socially conscious companies that support a cause that has had a significant impact on the design community. Participants also reap the benefits of being associated and promoted alongside other like-minded Specify With Care® Affiliates to DIFFA supporters across the country.
About DIFFA: 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 $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide. www.diffa.org.
Wolf-Gordon is an American design company offering designers a wide range of interior surfacing products united by the common qualities of excellent design and dependable performance. Founded in 1967 as a comprehensive source for wallcoverings, its product line has since added upholstery and drapery textiles, paints, and Wink clear, dry-erase coating. Through its collaborations with leading national and international designers and in its Design Studio, Wolf-Gordon continues to develop new work that is provocative, inspiring, and of our time. Wolf-Gordon’s growing portfolio of licensed collections includes designs by Laurinda Spear, Karim Rashid, Tjep, Grethe Sørensen, Kevin Walz, and Boym Partners. Wolf-Gordon sales representatives are based in all major markets in the United States.