Holiday Fundraising

DIFFA does it up at Dallas’ most decorative holiday fundraising affair

DIFFA does it up at Dallas’ most decorative holiday party

Kathy Fielder, Anne Banks Blackwell, Ken Weber
Kathy Fielder, Anne Banks Blackwell, Ken Weber Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Ferrell Drum, John Erdos, Ralph Randall, Morgan Cox
Ferrell Drum, John Erdos, Ralph Randall, Morgan Cox Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Jon McEwen, Jodi Stein, Chuck Steelman, Sami Abboud
Jon McEwen, Jodi Stein, Chuck Steelman, Sami Abboud Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Bret McKinney, Julian Leaver
Bret McKinney, Julian Leaver Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection 2016
A wreath created by Dylan's Candy Bar. Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
LeeAnne Locken, Chad Collom
LeeAnne Locken, Chad Collom Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Dawn Mellon, John Mellon, Jennifer Cloutier
Dawn Mellon, John Mellon, Jennifer Cloutier Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Debra Nelson, Kurt Anderson
Debra Nelson, Kurt Anderson Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Krystal DeAlano, Tommy DeAlano
Krystal DeAlano, Tommy DeAlano Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Renaissance wreath at DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection 2016
One of the 100 wreaths in the silent auction. Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Kristina Tran, Annie Pennington
Kristina Tran, Annie Pennington Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Claudia Hernandez, Carinthia Kishaba
Claudia Hernandez, Carinthia Kishaba Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Christopher Leal, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Heredia
Christopher Leal, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Heredia Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Chris McCullough, Heidi Dillon, Chuck Steelman
Chris McCullough, Heidi Dillon, Chuck Steelman Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Carrie White, Ellett Miciotto
Carrie White, Ellett Miciotto Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Angie Barrett, Michael Blunkett
Angie Barrett, Michael Blunkett Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Brooke Fedro, Scott Fedro
Brooke Fedro, Scott Fedro Photo by Shana Anderson and Joseph Brewster
Kathy Fielder, Anne Banks Blackwell, Ken Weber
Ferrell Drum, John Erdos, Ralph Randall, Morgan Cox
Jon McEwen, Jodi Stein, Chuck Steelman, Sami Abboud
Bret McKinney, Julian Leaver
DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection 2016
LeeAnne Locken, Chad Collom
Dawn Mellon, John Mellon, Jennifer Cloutier
Debra Nelson, Kurt Anderson
Krystal DeAlano, Tommy DeAlano
Renaissance wreath at DIFFA/Dallas Holiday Wreath Collection 2016
Kristina Tran, Annie Pennington
Claudia Hernandez, Carinthia Kishaba
Christopher Leal, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Heredia
Chris McCullough, Heidi Dillon, Chuck Steelman
Carrie White, Ellett Miciotto
Angie Barrett, Michael Blunkett
Brooke Fedro, Scott Fedro

Leave it to DIFFA/Dallas to kick off the holiday season in such great style. Recently supporters gathered at Fashion Industry Gallery for the 21st annual Holiday Wreath Collection, where 100 one-of-a-kind creations were hung with care.

Those wreaths — designed by Stanley Korshak, Neiman Marcus, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Christofle, Akola Jewelry, Amy Berry Design, and many more — go up for bid to help DIFFA provide funds to AIDS service organizations throughout North Texas. But as is the DIFFA way, the fundraising was fabulous. In addition to the signature holiday décor, gift and home items were also up for grabs, including a living room curated by Erdos at Home.

As they circled the gallery, admiring the handiwork of the contributing designers, festively dressed partygoers imbibed cocktails and noshed hors d’oeuvre provided by III Forks and Toni Rivard. They also got first dibs on the most valuable tables for House of DIFFA 2017.

Spotted in the crowd were DIFFA/Dallas chairman of the board Chuck Steelman; Holiday Wreath Collection chairman Warren Wetzel; hosts John Erdos, Ferrell Drum, Morgan Cox, and Ralph Randall; House of DIFFA chairman Sami Abboud; DIFFA Style Council ambassador Julian Leaver; and LeeAnne Locken, Chad Collom, Heidi Dillon, Allan Knight, and Krystal and Tommy DeAlano.

The next House of DIFFA, with an Arabesque theme, is set for May 6 , 2017, at Omni Dallas hotel. Tickets are on sale now.