Haute Secrets New York: Writer and Philanthropist Dini von Mueffling

Insider’s Guide to New York

Name: Dini von Mueffling

The stats: Born in New York City and has lived there her entire life, currently in the Upper East Side.

Why she loves New York: The extraordinary abundance of places to go and things to do, and the amazing, diverse, and passionate people who inhabit the city.

Dini von Mueffling is not merely a haute socialite, she is a jack of all trades who has expanded into the worlds of journalism, authorship, and philanthropy in the field of AIDS activism. After graduating from Vassar College, she began her career as a journalist going on to work for Reuters, New York Observer, Glamour, Town and Country, and more.

She is a mother and currently maintains a manners column called “Dear Dini” in Gotham Magazine and has grown exponentially into an author, a Broadway producer, philanthropist, and co-founder of Love Heals–an AIDS education organization.  She has served as the organization’s executive director and now resides as President. In its history, Love Heals has directly reached over 100,000 young people through it programs.

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