DIFFA’ Annual Burgers & Burgundy Event Sizzles 

By Cynthia Smoot               Photography Danny Campbell and Thomas Garza

THE SETTING: Recently, generous and fashion-forward individuals joined renowned national and local chefs at Peace Plaza at the Cathedral of Hope for the twelfth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS). Partygoers sampled a wide variety of mouth-watering burgers created by participating chefs, including Sharon Van Meter, Luke Rogers, Samir Dhurandhar, and Dan Landsberg.

THE STYLE: The much-anticipated 2021-2022 DIFFA/Dallas Style Council Ambassadors  DIFFA Legends were announced during the event. The new members joining the Style Council are Alison Volk, Chris Angelle, David Dummer, David Putnam, David Weir, JD Miller, Ken Weber, Kimberly Alexander, Neil Thomas, and Yana Greenstein.

THE PURPOSE: Event chair and DIFFA Board member, Al James, shared that DIFFA is one of the largest and most successful fundraising organizations aiding HIV/AIDS. 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 the DFW community. The organization has granted more than $8 million to 25 frontline HIV/AIDS Service Organizations in North Texas, providing direct care to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.