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DIFFA DESIGNS 2017 /Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
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DIFFA DESIGNS 2017 /Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: W San Francisco
181 Third Street
United States

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Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

What happens when SF’s top design talent come together to throw a party? Come see for yourself. Indulge in great food and libations; connect with friends old and new; hob nob with celebs; experience extraordinary entertainments and get those competitive juices flowing as you bid to win covetable one-of-a kind, design, art, and experiences in DIFFA’s live and silent auctions.

BENEFICIARY: DIFFA and UCSF’s HIV Clinic at Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
WHEN: Thursday, November 16 / 6 – 9 PM
WHERE: W San Francisco, 181 Third Street
TICKETS: Start at $100 at
ATTIRE: Business fabulous / festive / creative



Interior designers Nicole Hollis and Steven Miller and The NWBLK’s Regina Connell co-chair the event for DIFFA San Francisco. Sam Brock, NBC Bay Area journalist, will serve as Master of Ceremonies, joined by three incredible sisters, who each has a distinguished career: Julie Bowen, an Emmy-winning actress who appears in TV’s Modern Family, Dr. Annie Luetkemeyer, an AIDS physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; and Molly Luetkemeyer, a top interior designer in LA. The super sisters will lead the live auction of three items as a part of the evening’s fund raising program.

Featured artists and designers, inspired by this year’s creative muse, “Connections,” include: ASD / SKY; Atelier Cho Thompson; Dsegnare; Dzine; Emma Gardner Design; Florian Roeper; Fyrn; Gensler; John Pomp; Levi Strauss & Co.; Leo Cameron Felix; McGuire, and MRCW Design Build


Curated experiences include:

  • A visit to the LA TV set of Modern Family with star Julie Bowen
  • Dinners cooked in your home
  • A New York theater package / Come From Away with the book’s author
  • New York Fashion Week package
  • Work with a design pro to create your own fabulous area rug
  • Rosé Wine Experience
  • Ward 86 tour, lunch with leaders in HIV/AIDS, Diane Havlier, MD, and Steve Deeks, MD



Media Partners

San Francisco magazine; Interiors California magazine and NBC Bay Area



DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the largest providers of funding to HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States. Founded in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide $42 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS service organizations nationwide. Within that first year, DIFFA San Francisco became the first chapter outside of New York.