The Chicago chapter of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) hosted its 28th annual black-tie event, the Illumination Gala, on Saturday, June 11, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS, DIFFA/Chicago hosts the gala as its largest fund-raiser of the year. The organization is devoted to bringing funds to Chicago service agencies that provide care and education to those affected. The event itself was the epitome of elegance as its guests sipped on fine wine and champagne at the cocktail hour, and after enjoyed a four-course meal while the speakers addressed the importance of the charity foundation.
Photography by Francis Son