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Celebrating fashion and design, join us for this black tie gala including silent auction with unique tuxedo jackets, live auction and dinner with DIFFA’s own legendary runway show.

TABLE AND TICKET INFORMATION

$4,000 TABLE

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • Add on Butler Service - $500

$5,000 TABLE

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • Add on Butler Service - $500

$7,500 TABLE

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • 1 row off the runway

  • Couture table with butler service

$10,000 TABLE

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • Runway start table placement

  • Couture table w/ butler service

  • VIP Gift

$15,000 TABLE

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • Runway middle table placement

  • Couture table w/ butler service

  • VIP Gift

 
 

PLATINUM TABLES - $25,000

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • Runway end table placement

  • Couture table w/ butler service

  • VIP Gifts

executive TABLES - $25,000

  • 10 Guests

  • Pre-function cocktails

  • Silent auction

  • Seated dinner for 10

  • Runway show

  • Runway cap table placement

  • Couture table w/ butler service

  • VIP Gifts

WAYS TO BUY A TICKET OR TABLE

PAY ONLINE

Visit our Bidpal pay for tables or individual tickets. Click this link and go to Purchase Tables & Tickets. From there you will either purchase the entire table OR buy your individual ticket at a hosted table (make sure you know your party’s host table name.)

CALL IN

We will handle everything over the phone! Call us at 214.748.8580.

TABLE PURCHASE FORM

It’s okay to be old-fashioned! Fill out the downloadable form below and submit via mail with a check made payable to DIFFA/DALLAS to: 2050 Stemmons Fwy., Mail Unit 262, Dallas, TX 75207.

 

HOUSE OF DIFFA: FUTURØ PROGRAM

 
 
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What does House of DIFFA’s “Futuro” theme mean? Can you give some ideas of what to expect at the show?

 “House of DIFFA: Futuro celebrates a future with Zero stigma, Zero deaths, and Zero new infections. Advancement in medication, education, and the amazing work of our AIDS Service Organizations are enabling a Future of Zero to be within reach. House of DIFFA: Futuro will bring to life the future that DIFFA Dallas is committed to reach, a future without HIV/AIDS,” says Tim Garippa, House of DIFFA: Futuro Chair. 

We are excited to directly link our cause with the theme this year. Attendees will experience an immersive theme starting when they enter House of DIFFA. In order to better showcase the future, before the main doors open we will highlight progress made since the 80s.  The main event will feature a spectacular fashion show with engaging and immersive entertainment peppered throughout the event.

Can we expect anything different this year if we have attended in the past?

 Along with the change in theme, attendees will have a different and exciting experience:

• The flow of the event will be different including a much larger area for photos and a more open space for the cocktail hour and silent auction

• We’re going digital!!  Don’t forget to bring your phone fully charged as you’ll be using your phone for the silent auction and fund-a-grant portions of the event.

• Are you a VIP? We are introducing a new experience for VIPs this years including a dedicated room for registration and VIP gifts.  In the past, all VIPs received the same gift in their gift bags.  This year, our VIP room will be stocked with a variety of gifts for you to choose from.  Don’t forget to come early for the best selection.  The best part: you don’t have to keep track of your gift bag during the event.  The gift you select will be tagged for you to pick up after the runway show.

• Theme Makeup – If you want makeup that fits with our theme, our Title Sponsor is hosting a Koh Gen Do Artist Event from 10 am to 3 pm at Forty Five Ten on March 16th.  You can get your makeup done perfect for the evening.  To book your appointment, contact RSVPBeauty@FortyFiveTen.com

Who is considered a VIP?

Our VIPs will have access to the VIP area for quick registration, gift selection, snacks, and champagne.  If you’re sitting at a $10,000, $15,000, $25,000, or $35,000 table then you are considered a VIP and will have access to the VIP area.

What should I wear? Formal attire? Creative formal? Vintage DIFFA jacket? Something in keeping with the theme of “Futuro?”

House of DIFFA is one of the most celebrated events of the year so your fashion should be also!  Creative attire is always welcomed, but remember it’s considered a black-tie event.

When and where is the event being held? Location? Directions? 

Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Omni Downtown Dallas is located at 555 S. Lamar Street. Doors open at 6 pm!

What time should I arrive? Is there a schedule of the evening’s festivities?

The Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction will start at 6 pm with the main event starting around 7:30 pm.  The renowned House of DIFFA After Party will begin immediately after the conclusion of the main event at Texas Spice inside the Omni Downtown Dallas (the House of DIFFA venue).  Given additional steps for registration this year, we recommend arriving before 6:30 pm as the registration line may be long.  To avoid this line, pick up tickets and register early at Forty Five Ten on 3/9 from Noon to 5 or at Traffic LA on 3/10 from Noon to 5.

Is there a block of hotel rooms at The Omni reserved for DIFFA patrons at a discounted rate? What types of rooms are available? What is the cost? How do I make a reservation? 

Our rate at the Omni is $159 but rooms must be requested by 2/15 by emailing timgarippa@gmail.com with your room request including name, check in/out date, # beds.

What type of parking is available at The Omni? Is valet parking complimentary for patrons of the event? If not, what is the cost? Rather than driving myself, is Uber or Lyft recommended?

The Omni Hotel Dallas provides parking at rates per hour. $30 for up to 24 hours. Complimentary valet parking is available for all House of DIFFA guests on the night of the event.  Uber and Lyft are always recommended.

What type of meal will be served at the event? May I request a special meal if I have dietary restrictions? How do I make my meal preference known?

The menu is still being confirmed, but will consist of a salad, chicken or beef entrée and dessert.  If you have a dietary restriction, please email tcollins@diffa.org

What type of items will be up for bids at the silent and live auctions? What is the bidding process for each? Is online or mobile bidding available? How do I sign up? Can I bid on items in advance of the show?

Outside of jackets, our silent auction will feature amazing art, home goods, gift cards, experience packages, jewelry, beauty products and much more.  Our live auction will be an array of experiences custom curated for the show.  This year we will use mobile bidding for the silent auction. The silent auction will open the week of House of DIFFA so you will be able to preview items on your phone.  Once the silent auction is live, you will receive a text or email based on the information you provided for your ticket registration.  You will be able to bid on silent auction items as soon as you receive the link.

Will there be custom made jackets in the auction? If so, who are some of the designers?

Yes, DIFFA/Dallas’renowned designer jacket collection will be available for auction showcasing donations from well-known local and national designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Monse, Alberta Ferretti, Sies Marjan, Rosie Assoulin, Zac Posen, Theory, Ted Baker, and many more.

What type of payments are accepted for tickets to House of DIFFA: Futuro? VISA, MC, AMEX, Checks? Are ticket purchases tax deductible? If so, will DIFFA supply me with such a receipt or tax notification letter? Are tickets refundable if my plans change and I can’t attend?

Visa, MC, AMEX are acceptable forms of payment. Ticket purchases are tax deductible less cost of food. DIFFA will send purchaser a tax receipt.  Ticket sales are not refundable.

Are discounted tickets available for designers donating jackets to be auctioned at the event

Designers donating jackets will receive discounted tickets, available at $150.

How can I assure I sit at the same table with other friends of mine?

When purchasing your ticket, select “set seating preference” on the enter ticket details section.  Select the table host you want to sit with.  We will confirm final table lists with table hosts that have more than 1 (one) table.

 

OUR SPONSORS MAKE THIS POSSIBLE

House of DIFFA:Futuro is brought to you by title sponsor Headington Companies along with its retailers and The Joule Hotel and presented by sponsor The Louis L. Borick Foundation. The event’s production team includes Planet Productions, RSC Productions, D|A Creative, and Triad Event Solutions.

About DIFFA/Dallas

DIFFA is one of the largest and most successful fundraising organizations aiding HIV/AIDS with chapters in Dallas, New York, Chicago, Kansas City, San Francisco, and Seattle. The Dallas chapter, formed in 1984, is one of the largest HIV/AIDS organizations in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations within our community. DIFFA/Dallas has granted more than $8 million to 25 frontline HIV/AIDS Service Organizations in North Texas providing direct care to those living or affected by HIV/AIDS. Highlighting the design community, DIFFA/Dallas hosts multiple events throughout the season. Through your support and generosity, DIFFA/Dallas is able to make a significant impact within the community.

 

 

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