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International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Texas Chapter to Host 11th Annual Silent (released Oct 12, 2011)

Silent Auction at Brown Jordan

Signature Event at Brown Jordan Showroom to Support Design Education & Dwell with Dignity

 

 

DALLAS, TX – October 12, 2011 -- International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Texas Chapter will host their 11th Annual Silent Auction on Thursday, November 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Brown Jordan Showroom, www.decorativecenterdallas.com, located at 1617 Hi Line Drive in the Dallas Design District.  The event will support educational activities in the design community and Dallas-based Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit group of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.

 

Dallas and national real estate insider Candy Evans will keynote the event by informing attendees about the current strength of the Dallas real estate market and its global impact on bringing business to the Dallas Design District.

 

Each year around the country IFDA chapters play a major funding role through yearly donations, memorials and special events supporting the IFDA Educational Foundation, IFDA/EF. Dedicated to the support and service of the home furnishings and design communities, the IFDA/EF is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(C)3 organization, raising and distributing funds to foster educational activities as well as related charitable endeavors.

 

“This is such an inspiring and celebratory event for us,” said Becky Pipka, President, IFDA Texas Chapter. “In adhering to the goals of IFDA/EF, proceeds from our Silent Auction 2011 will benefit IFDA Texas Chapter programs, IFDA Educational Foundation and the local nonprofit, Dwell with Dignity.”  

 

“We are honored to support Dwell with Dignity. They are doing exceptional work through the use of design in creating colorful and enriching environments that allow families to feel positive about themselves and elevate their standards of living,” added Laura Davis, AIA, President-Elect, IFDA Texas Chapter.

 

The IFDA Silent Auction 2011 is complimentary and open to the public.

Bidders will enjoy appetizers provided by My Fit Foods and Rockfish Seafood Grill while they browse and bid on designer furniture, home accessories, exclusive services and more. For more information, visit http://www.ifdatexas.com/Auction.html

 

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL FURNISHINGS AND DESIGN ASSOCIATION (IFDA)

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), www.ifda.com is a worldwide professional alliance of leaders representing the diverse industries that constitute the universe of residential and commercial furnishings and design.

Founded in 1947, IFDA is the only all-industry Association whose members provide services and products to the furnishings and design industry. IFDA is the driving force, through its programs and services, to enhance the professionalism and stature of the industry worldwide.

The IFDA Texas chapter, www.ifdatexas.com, based in Dallas, serves IFDA members across the state and surrounding region.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL FURNISHINGS AND DESIGN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC. (IFDA/EF)

The International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation, Inc. (IFDA/EF) www.ifdaef.org  is the philanthropic and educational arm of the association. All members of IFDA belong to the Educational Foundation.

The purpose of the EF is to encourage the development of educational programs and worthwhile projects that enhance the quality of living for the individuals and the public at large, while providing support for students entering and re-entering various professions in the field as well as opportunities for continuing education.

Dedicated to the support and service of the home furnishings and design communities, IFDA/EF is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501c(3) organization, raising and distributing funds to foster educational activities, as well as, related charitable endeavors. Administered by a six member Board of Trustees, EF's primary funding sources include a portion of IFDA member dues as well as donations from chapters, individual members, industry and corporate friends. Contributions, gifts and bequests are deductible for Federal income and estate tax purposes.

 

ABOUT DWELL WITH DIGNITY

Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit group of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. We provide and install home interiors for families that include furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry. Our mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design. One household at a time. www.dwellwithdignity.org

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