DIFFA’s “Dining By Design” Returns

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) brings its storied fundraising event, Dining by Design, to Pier 92, New York City, from March 22 to 26, 2018, showcasing designers, manufacturers and creative individuals who bring their design vision and passion to the dining table. Money raised at Dining by Design (DBD) will benefit DIFFA’s work to fight HIV/AIDS and to raise awareness that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over.

Presented in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the annual DBD event raises nearly one million dollars every year. The 2018 DBD will showcase an array of dining installations by more than 30 designers, architects, manufacturers and brands. The displays will be set for public viewing from Thursday through Sunday afternoon. On Thursday, March 22, “Cocktails by Design” will kick off DBD with samples from a selection of New York City’s best restaurants and Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Casamigos Tequila sponsored libations. The closing event, the DBD Gala dinner, occurs on Monday, March 26.


“In 2017 DIFFA granted funds to 31 organizations across the country providing treatment and services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS,” Dawn Roberson, Event Director at DIFFA, said in a prepared statement. “Our ability to provide these grants is due to the significant support we receive from the design industry each year at events like DINING BY DESIGN.”

In addition to the design installations, DBD will feature a silent auction of innovative products, original artwork, and unique experiences. Tickets and table sponsorships are now available. For information on auction sponsorships, please contact [email protected].

Founded in 1984, DIFFA is a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that have provided more than $43 million to HIV/AIDS organizations. For more information, log on to www.diffa.org.


Reporting by Hank Trout