Annual Gala

Honoring Our Essence:

Philanthropists of African Descent—Past, Present & Future


To Raise Capital

To Spread Awareness

To Foster Collectivity

The purpose of DIFFvelopment’s annual gala is to raise capital to support and expand its programs and spread awareness around the importance of black entrepreneurship, collectivity, generational wealth and philanthropy.

2018 Highlights

Location: Brooklyn
Akwaaba Mansion Official Beer Sponsor: Harlem Brewing Company 
Keynote Speaker & Visionary Honoree: Monique Greenwood, Owner of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns Brand
Honorees: Ladun Thompson & DJ Envy, Co-Owners of Body of God Clothing 
Educator Honoree: Tiffany Aliche, Founder of The Budgetnista & Bestselling Author of “The One Week Budget”
Creative Honoree: André Hueston Mack, Sommelier-at-Large & Owner and Winemaker of Maison Noir Wines

2020 Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Date: December 1, 2020
Location: New York City (Exact Location TBD)
*Sponsors may choose to donate all or a portion of their seats to third parties. Such arrangement would be managed by DIFFvelopment. 

*DIFFvelopment (EIN: 47-4306609) estimates the fair market value of goods received as $110 per ticket. 
Please consult your tax advisor to determine if additional amounts may be tax-deductible.