Charity Challenge: Resources for People Living With HIV/AIDS | DIFFA

When it first emerged, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. Not only did patients face a tough road medically, but there were also very few resources available to family members of those diagnosed.

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) was founded for this very purpose: to provide support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, using the design community as a means for spreading awareness.

DIFFA works alongside organizations that offer preventive education programs and direct care and treatment to people who are living with or impacted by the disease.

The House of DIFFA fashion extravaganza, the Holiday Wreath Collection, and the celebrity chef-driven Burgers & Burgundy are just a few of the fundraising events throughout the year that enable the Dallas chapter to award grants to local frontline HIV/AIDS care organizations.

DIFFA/Dallas has been able to give more than $7 million to more than 25 HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas.

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Vote now for DIFFA/Dallas — or any of the other worthy local nonprofits — in the CultureMap Charity Challenge.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to support the outstanding work of DIFFA/Dallas.


For the third year, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is teaming up with to highlight 16 organizations doing good work across North Texas.

Readers have the opportunity to vote for the charity of their choice, both at and

The winners will receive a special CultureMap digital promotion package that will allow them spread the good word about their great works.

Voting closes Dec. 29, and winners will be announced Jan. 5.

Log on to and cast your vote for an outstanding organization.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

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