Past Event

Gin & Jazz Swinging For A DIFFArence

Gin & Jazz: Swinging for a DIFFArence is DIFFA/Chicago Auxiliary Board’s fifth annual DIFFArence event. Join us for live music, signature cocktails and a swinging time on Friday, February 10th at the DIRTT Environmental Solutions Chicago showroom! Purchase VIP tickets to sip sparkling while you network with our Top of the Charts stars at the National Office Furniture showroom before heading upstairs. This year’s Roaring Twenties Jazz theme will bring new excitement to the event!

Friday February 10, 2017
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
DIRTT Envirironmental Solutions
325 N. Wells St. Get Directions

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VIP Bubbly Reception - 6:00 - 7:00 PM at the National Office Furniture Showroom, 325 N. Wells 1st Floor

Gin + Jazz  DIFFArence Event - 7:00 - 10:00 PM DIRTT Showroom, 325 N. Wells 10th Floor

Vote for your Favorite Top of the Chart Nominee! - 1 VOTE with RAFFLE TICKET included ($10) or purhcase a RAFFLE TICKET only ($10)


  1. THE GOLDEN TICKET:  Exclusive Orchestra Row tickets to the Tony Award Winning Musical, Hamilton, for Saturday, February 25th

GET CULTURED: (2) Tickets for Art for Life Chicago on Thursday, March 22nd and a piece of art piece from a featured artist

 A FASHIONABLE NIGHT OUT: Pick out an outfit at Trunk Club with a $200 gift card and head to dinner at the newest Stephanie Izard restaurant Duck Duck Goat

 FEATURING PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR: GREENERY: Terrarium from Sprout Home; paired with an $100 gift card to Lettuce Entertain You’s Mediterranean restaurant Ema

 TAKE A STAY-CATION: Relax with Two (2) Waterworks Robes & Champagne

 DATE NIGHT: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! $100 gift card to RPM Italian, a blow out at Drybar, $50 gift card Fleur Chicago and bottles of Victory Brewing’s Anniversary XX beer. 

TOP OF THE CHARTS NOMINEES The more you vote the greater your chances of winning a raffle prize.

Jarrett Annenberg, CBRE - First Vice President

Box Studio, Interior Design + Real Estate Planning - Full Service Architecture

Sheilah Carroll, Gensler - Designer

Adrienne Harbarger, NCIDQ AP, IA Interior Architects - Senior Designer, Associate

Lisa Kay Kovilic, Lisa Kay Creative Photography - Owner

Sarah Kuchar, Sarah Kuchar Studios - Owner + Creative Director

Glenn Madigan, ARC Worldwide, a Leo Burnett Company - Art Director, Retail Design Group

Kempe Scanlan, Kempe Activewear - President + Lead Designer

Gin & Jazz Swinging For a DIFFArence Event Sposnors

Host Sponsor - DIRTT

Presenting Sponsor - Thomas Interior Systems

Platinum Sponsor - The Ruder Group

Gold Sponsors


The Senator Group


IA Interior Architects

Silver Sponsors

National Office Furniture

Level Reps

Camira Fabrics


Contract Installations

Nate Berkus

Victory Brewing Company

New Holland Brewing Company

INSPIRED Catering & Events

Gin & Jazz Swinging For A DIFFArence
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