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DIFFA/Chicago Gala XXX Saturday June 9th 2018 6-11 PM at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Renew Your Passion to SHRED AIDS! The entire community will be out to experience this 30th Anniversary Edition GALA! We'll reminisce about the past and discover our future. Let's Toast, Let's Dance, Let's Bid, Let's SHRED AIDS!

Saturday, June 9, 2018
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
Modern Wing of the Art Institute Chicago


“In 1989, I had the honor of hosting the very first Chicago DIFFA event at my Winnetka home.  A very diverse group of 400 designers and their clients and industry friends attended  from the house to under a big tent on the tennis court. Brazil was the theme, music was great and we had exotic birds in the garden room and a leopard  on the floor by the piano in the living room frightening Dorothy Donegan, the jazz piano player….. It was a great event but also with great sadness.  At the time, AIDS was devastating our industry and we were losing many of our most talented designers and friends!  We all wanted to help, but it felt very hopeless.  DIFFA offered hope and a way to openly talk about AIDS and inviting awareness and help.  I’m so proud of how our design industry responded to the AIDS crisis then and now almost 30 years later.” Holly Hunt

DIFFA/Chicago is honored to welcome her back as this year’s honorary chair as we celebrate the organization's 30th anniversary gala. Then and now, Holly's dedication lights the way to ending HIV/AIDS in our lifetime. We welcome you to join us on June 9th at the Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago.

GALA XXX Sponsorship Information

Modernism Sponsor and VIP Host - Knoll + Corporate Concepts

Media Sponsor - Luxe Interiors + Design

Sustaining Benefactor - MMPI NeoCon 50 

Legacy Benefactor - Herman Miller 

Platinum Sponsor - Steelcase

Host Sponsor - Clune Construction

Host Sponsor - Thomas Interior Systems

Cocktail Party Host - Office Revolution


Holly Hunt GALA XXX Honorary Co-Chair

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