Our Dessert Finale will be on Saturday, May 17th from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex with an evening that will be Unforgettable!
Join all of our fabulous hosts and their guests for delicious desserts from all of the best restaurants, cafes, bakeries and caterers in the Triad. 
This year, we'll be dancing the night away to the hit band Sol Fusion!


 Dining for Friends in the News!


Dining for Friends: 
25 years of dining for a good cause


There just ain't no party like a Dining for Friends party.

Guests arrive to cheers and rounds of applause.

There's a live band and a cash bar.

And the desserts. Oh, the desserts.

There's enough pastry to satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth.

Cakes, pies, cake pops, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies and bars from more than 50 area restaurants, bakeries and bakers.

Welcome to the annual Dining for Friends dessert finale.

The Triad Health Project's annual fundraiser celebrates its silver anniversary on Saturday.

The organization, which provides services for people living with HIV/AIDS, relies heavily on federal and state grants and individual, foundation and corporate contributions.

For 25 years, people throughout the Triad have hosted parties or events where their guests bring donations for THP. Everyone gathers at the end of the evening for the dessert finale at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Dining for Friends raises about $120,000 annually and is THP's largest fundraiser besides the Winter Walk each December.


Read the rest of the article here.

Former Triad Health Project volunteer reflects on origins of Dining for Friends
Jack deLashmet, one of the first executive directors for Triad Health Project, is credited for sparking the idea for Dining for Friends. Now a renowned landscape architect and designer in East Hampton, New York, he recalls those early years of the AIDS crisis and how Dining for Friends came about. 

I had just begun volunteering at the Triad Health Project in 1987.

During my time on Wall Street in the 1980s, I had quietly done a bit of work with Gay Men's Health Crisis and then again in Atlanta when a friend from my hometown in Mississippi, Ralph Ginn, showed up in a People magazine article.

It was about "AIDS orphans," people who had been disowned by their families.

He urged me to get involved in some way.

Read the rest of the article here. 
Meet an Artist: Hayes Henderson, illustrator and graphic designer of Winston-Salem

His work is delivered to thousands of mailboxes each year.

Hayes Henderson has created or collaborated with his design team to create the poster and invitations for the annual Dining for Friends event almost every year since its inception 25 years ago.

Hosts throughout the Triad invite their friends for a dinner party or event in exchange for a donation to Triad Health Project. The evening culminates with a dessert finale at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. It's the organization's largest fundraiser, drawing an average of about $120,000 annually.


Read the rest of the article here.  




Community Party



You're Invited to the  largest THP Dining for Friends party in Greensboro! May 17, 2014 from 5-8 pm @ Blandwood Carriage House!


See your friends and make new ones with 300+ people expected on the back Lawn & Carriage House at Blandwood Mansion in downtown. (In case of rain, we have plenty of room inside the two floors of the Carriage House). Enjoy food, wine, beer and soft drinks, along with live music by Jessica Mashburn & a performance by Triad Pride Men's Chorus.

No RSVP Necessary. 100% of your donations to this party benefits Dining for Friends for Triad Health Project, whose mission is to provide practical and emotional support to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Last year, the Community Party raised $17,000+ for Triad Health Project!

For more information, check out 


Thank You Dining for Friends Sponsors!



           Presenting Sponsor                    Signature Dessert Sponsor

Additional Sponsors 




       Valerie and John Edson        



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