The 20th Annual Hope Gala – SOLD OUT!

May 19, 2018, San Francisco, CA
5:30 pm

Honoring The Kurtzig Family

The Hope Gala is JDRF’s most high profile networking opportunity and most successful annual fundraiser in the Greater Bay Area. Celebrating its 20th year, this Black tie event includes a cocktail reception, presentation of the Living & Giving Award, a spectacular live auction and Fund A Cure program, gourmet dinner, music and dancing. With over 500 attendees, the Hope Gala is a fun and inspirational event that offers supporters the opportunity to be socially conscious community leaders who help turn Type One into Type None. UPDATE: The JDRF Hope Gala is sold out thanks to our community’s extraordinary support of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.


Honorees, Fund A Cure Speaker, Emcee

Ways to Give

Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure immediately follows the Live Auction portion of the evening. Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation, which will accelerate life-changing research. Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s effective and focused research agenda aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until there is a cure.


Grand Prize Giveaway

A mystery Tiffany & Co. gift will automatically be yours by purchasing a $500 Grand Prize Giveaway ticket- It’s a new and different giveaway item from Tiffany & Co! Buy a ticket and you will receive your mystery gift box at the event or in the mail after the Hope Gala. All ticket purchasers will be entered to win our extraordinary Grand Prize and you do NOT have to be present to win.  To learn more, click here.

Preview our Spectacular Live Auction

Click here to preview our Spectacular Live Auction!

Past Honorees

Past Honorees

2017- Jennifer and Sean Jeffries
2016- Chara Schreyer
2015- Dayton Coles and Pam Sagan
2014- Gretchen de Baubigny
2013- Wells Fargo
2012- Dr. Anthony P. Adamis and Dr. Napoleone Ferrara of Genentech
2011- David and Joan O’Reilly
2010- Pitch and Cathie Johnson
2009- Dr. Saleh Adi, Dr. Stephen E. Gitelman, Dr. Bruce Buckingham, and Dr. Darrell M. Wilson
2008- Charles and Ann Johnson
2007- Philip C. Stapleton and Conifer Securities, LLC
2006- John and Nancy Lasseter
2005- Robert N. Klein
2004- Dr. Michael German and Dr. Seung K. Kim
2003- Susan and Jonathan Bloom, Pamela and Stephen Mittel
2002- Jane and Bobby Kahan
2001- Dr. Jeffrey Bluestone
2000- Will Weinstein and Elana Weinstein
1999- Genentech

Leadership & Sponsors

Honorary Chair

Joe Niehaus
Managing Director, Housatonic Partners
Vice President, JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter Board

2018 Hope Gala Chair

Leslie Mulholland

Fund A Cure Champions

Sandy Kurtzig
Arizae Foundation
Jamie, Sara & Andy Kurtzig


Gold Sponsors

The Kroner Family Foundation

Leslie Mulholland and Family

Karen and Joe Niehaus

Silver Sponsors

Fortress Investment Group
Franklin Templeton Investments
McKinsey & Company
Kendra & Erik Ragatz
Wells Fargo

Ticket Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

Asset Management Company
The Gadd Family
Lilly Diabetes
One Touch
Melissa & Ali Partovi
The Reller Family
Philip C. Stapleton
Julie H. Stein and Joey R. Hagen

Table Patron Sponsors

Bailard, Inc.
Comerica Bank
dQ&A – The Diabetes Research Company
Michelle Griffin and Tom Parker
Ivarsson Properties
Karen and Jeff Jordan
The Kinney Family
Amy and Chad Lewis
Matson Navigation – in honor of Brad Mulholland
Morgan Stanley
Kevin and Ingrid Oliver
Barbara Oshman
PNC Capital Markets
Point B
The Riley Family
Pam and Bill Sagan
Joan Sherlock
Judy & Robert Silverman
Stanford Children’s Health
UCSF Diabetes Center

Paddle Sponsor

Webcor Builders 


Bar Sponsor

The Brody Family

Cocktail Sponsor

Stradley Ronon

Exclusive Music Sponsor

Jay Siegan Presents


Media Partner

NBC Bay Area


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Event Contact

Eliza Kinsolving
415-597-6317 |