Lee Magadini (second from left), general manager of Vari-Lite New York, presents DIFFA's David Sheppard (left) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS managing directors Maria Di Dia (far right) and Tom Viola (second from right) each with a check for $12,000 from the Vari-Lite International Foundation. The foundation is funded by sales of A Different Light: Lewis Lee Photography published by Vari-Lite, Inc. Vari-Lite established the foundation to benefit AIDS charities in memory of company pioneer Kirby Wyatt to whom the book is dedicated. "We are proud to present the first contribution of funds to DIFFA and Broadway Cares," says Vari-Lite spokesman Tom Littrell. "Kirby's memory is well served by supporting their work. We hope that there are many more checks to come."
A Different Light may be ordered from Vari-Lite's website at www.vari-lite.com.