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DIFFA/Chicago auxiliary board to host White Party at luxury high-rise
2017-08-01

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Back again, The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board is gearing up to host its third annual White Party entitled — Under the Midsummer's Sky — on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Exhibit on Superior residential tower, located at 165 W. Superior St., Chicago. Built by Magellan Development Group and MAC Management, the building offers an ideal backdrop, as it's designed to attract creatives and support the rich arts culture native to Chicago. DIFFA/Chicago's Excellence In Care program grants Chicago-area service agencies to provide assistance, education and outreach to those living with HIV/AIDS.

Promising a jovial evening of design and business professionals dancing in hues of lily-white around the 75' lap pool and 8,400 sq. ft. outdoor garden, "Under the Midsummer's Sky" will truly be a night to remember. A special complement, the building's in-house "Exhibit A-Lister" and talented guitarist/singer Jeremy Gentry will serve as the evening's musical entertainment. The event follows a successful "WHITE OUT" in 2016 and "Light The Night" in 2015, which totaled over $15,000 in funds towards the cause. Additionally, the event program will include a raffle featuring a Source Stash Chair, a sushi package from National, a terrarium from Sprout Home and more.

Host Sponsors for the evening include Exhibit on Superior, MAC Management and Magellan Development group. bKL Architecture, BUILTECH and TitanElectric will serve as Presenting Sponsors. Platinum Sponsors include HBF, Herman Miller and Henricksen. CHIEF, SEIBOLD + BAKER and Sterling Bay will serve as Gold Sponsors.

Lite bites will be provided by Inspired Catering. Allagash Brewing will donate Allagash White beer, Brown-Forman will donate Korbel Rose wine and Maharam will provide the evening's elderflower white cosmo signature cocktail, "Midsummer's Dream." Francis Son Photography will serve as the evening's photographer.

The event is Wednesday, August 23, 2017, beginning with 5 — 6 p.m. venue tours with the bKL Architecture team and 6 — 9 p.m. White Party on Roof Deck at the Exhibit on Superior, 165 West Superior St., Chicago and Howie's 5th Floor Amenity Roof Deck.

Early-bird tickets are $75; Regular-priced tickets are $95 after August 7th. All tickets can be purchased online at the DIFFA/Chicago website.

Social media users are also encouraged to post before, during and after the event using the hashtag:

#underthemidsummerssky

About DIFFA/Chicago

DIFFA/Chicago ( The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ) is a not-for-profit fundraising and grant-making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies to provide direct services, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at-risk for infection. Founded in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $40 million to hundreds of community-based organizations nationwide. Seven years ago, in an effort to continue DIFFA's reputation for innovation in fundraising, DIFFA/Chicago created an Auxiliary Board consisting of Chicago's young design and business professionals. Our mission is to expand awareness of the growing effect of HIV/AIDS within the Chicago community to a more extensive audience.

About Exhibit on Superior

Exhibit on Superior is a sophisticated, modern and amenity-packed 34-floor residential tower in the heart of River North built by Magellan Development and MAC Management. The 298-unit apartment building is skillfully curated to inspire. Designed by bKL Architecture, prospective residents can choose an apartment to suit the unique way they live. From tastefully simple studios to sleek convertible, 1- 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, every space is decked out with a host of smart and stylish features. A LEED Silver designed building, Exhibit provides an eco-friendly choice among the many residential high rises in River North. Our philosophy matches our slogan: Smart Living on Display.

About Magellan Development Group

Magellan Development Group is a family owned company that was founded in 1996. To date, Magellan is the premier developer of mixed-use properties in Chicago. From conception to completion, Magellan looks after all aspects of the development process and has unique experience in interrelated fields of real estate design, construction management, development, development consultation, architecture, leasing, sales and marketing. Magellan is responsible for the Lakeshore East masterplan and development, which is regarded as one of the most vibrant communities in the city of Chicago.

The Lakeshore East community is an example of Magellan's commitment to environmentally-sensitive urban communities, innovative design and high-quality construction. Since its founding, Magellan Development has completed over 25 large-scale, residential and mixed-use projects. Magellan also has a footprint in other major U.S. cities, including Minneapolis, Miami, Nashville, and Somerville, MA.


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