DIFFA/Chicago’s fundraising process includes a series of events throughout the calendar year driven by dedicated professionals inside and outside the design industries. Yearly events put on by DIFFA/Chicago include:


The Imagine Ball

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2016 DIFFA Chicago Illumination Gala Raffle

DIFFA Chicago is lighting the way to the gala on June 11 with the kick-off of its popular raffle, featuring coveted prizes and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Raffle tickets are $100 each or three for $250.

Buy early and often and increase your chances to win – starting now!

SPORTS MANIA - WGN Radio is offering the ultimate Chicago sports package - two designated tickets to Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs and White Sox during the 2016-17 season. Pick up your tickets and be whisked away on a private studio tour and meet one of Chicago’s top talk radio personalities, Roe Conn.

THE ROYAL TREATMENT - A day of beauty and fashion at Neiman Marcus Northbrook! Make-up artists will provide makeovers for you and 11 of your friends, followed by lunch and a private fashion presentation featuring designer and fashion brands of your choosing from N.M.’s Contemporary, Sport Shop, Fine Apparel and/or Men's departments.

YOU MEAN BUSINESS – With legendary lines and user-friendly features, a custom Parson-style desk from Innovant is sure to bring sophisticated style to any office. Boasting a modern yet classic design, this impressive desk features a blackened steel frame and storage cabinet with reclaimed solid wood top. Striking yet simple – an Innovant desk will surely inspire your work style.

THE GOLD STANDARD – Seen on celebrities the world over and featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Lana Jewelry has been dazzling women for years with her signature sleek and sexy pieces. Lana’s designs are worn by the world’s most famous and stylish women – and now you can own a signature Lana too. The Blake Necklace is a delicate strand of glistening gold that is luminous and so au courant. This prize also includes a lookbook and special Lana keychain. We wanna Lana!

IN THE CLUTCH – You’ll have accessorizing in the bag with an Edie Parker clutch from Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue. With a love of mid-century design, Edie Parker is known for her vintage-style bags and purses, each meticulously designed and handcrafted. A favorite among celebrities and tastemakers alike, an Edie Parker clutch is a statement piece that brings mid-century style to a new generation.

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The DIFFA/Chicago chapter distributes funds to Chicago area AIDS service agencies who assist individuals affected by AIDS and HIV-related illnesses. DIFFA/Chicago’s Excellence in Care Awards granting program has awarded over $2.5 million dollars since 1987.

You Are Invited - March 23, 2016 (RSVP here)



SAVE THE DATE – NOV. 2-3.2016

The Imagine Ball

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