Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DIFFA Announces Style Council Ambassadors for 2012

There was a Smoking Haute Style Council announced at DISH last Thursday night!  DIFFA/Dallas announced their 2012 Style Council Ambassadors last night at a party hosted by DISH Restaurant. Guests sipped on delicious libations and noshed on bites while the new Style Council Members mixed and mingled with the crowd.

Chuck Steelman & Darin Kunz, Laura Ginsburg & Lloyd Pierson
Amy Vanderoef, Sir Earl Toon & Abi Ferrin

This year’s style council includes a diverse group of ambassadors across various industries and backgrounds.  So, you are probably thinking, "What does it mean to be on the Style Council for DIFFA?" Well, let me tell you.  Members of the Style Council are responsible for getting out the word about DIFFA and fundraising for the signature event, the Collection, which this year is called Smoking Haute. It will take place at the Anatole on March 31.

The 2012 Style Council Ambassadors are:

 Abi Ferrin, Designer
 Alberto LombardiRestaurateur
 Amber Campisi, Playmate, model, socialite
 Amy VanderoefHost of Good Morning Texas
 Anne Stodghill, Community volunteer
 Bret McKinney, Director of visual merchandising at Stanley Korshak
 Chuck Steelman, P.R. manager at Neiman Marcus/Willow Bend
 Gillian Breidenbach, Vice president, Bank of America
 Hilary Gilbert, Medical City of Dallas
 Jeri Johnson, Community affairs at Microsoft Corporation
 Ken Foret, General manager of Barneys North Park
 Laura Ginsburg, Manager at Lela Rose, Highland Park Village
 Raymund King,  Attorney
 Shay GeyerOwner IBB Design Fine Furnishings
 Tara HarperFounder of  Paws In The City

DIFFA plays a major part in HIV/AIDS funding, awareness and prevention education in the North Texas area, having granted over $4.5 million dollars since 1988. The Dallas chapter is the Foundation’s largest and most successful in the country and has made significant financial contributions to AIDS Service Organizations in the North Texas area.  The DIFFA grants process includes site visits, fiscal scrutiny, and personal interviews with potential grantees to insure that funds are appropriated where they can do the most good.

photos courtesy of Ninah Dee, Art of Mind Productions