30th Annual JDRF MD Hope Gala

November 18, 2017, Baltimore, MD
5:00 pm

Bringing together hundreds of prominent community members and leaders, the JDRF Annual MD Hope Gala aims to raise awareness and fund research aimed at treating, and eventually curing, T1D. A black-tie optional event, the MD Hope Gala offers guests an extravagant night of fine dining, entertainment, as well as silent and live auctions.


Event Details

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.



From dining out and local adventures, to luxury getaways and once in a lifetime experiences, the JDRF Hope Gala features one of the best auctions in town! Our audience includes over 550 high net worth social and business leaders in the Baltimore region and is great exposure for all our auction donors. To donate an auction item, please click here. Interested in joining our committee or learning more about our auctions? Please email Shelby Sharp or call (443) 792-4232.


A variety of sponsorships are available for this year’s JDRF Hope Gala.  Table sponsorships are available, and start at $5,000.  Exclusive underwriting sponsorships are also available.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here, or email Emily Boynton or call (202) 465-4118.


Individual tickets are available for the JDRF Hope Gala and are $350 per person. To purchase your ticket, please click here. For more information on tickets and table sales, please email Emily Boynton or call (202) 465-4118.

Tribute Ads

Show your support to those living with T1D or send congratulations to our honoree by purchasing a Tribute Ad in the evening program book. Ads can be placed before October 19, 2017 at prices ranging from $250 to $1,000.

Your Way Personal Fundraising

Your Way is a platform to setup personal fundraising pages to include friends, family and colleagues who can not attend the Hope Gala to contribute to JDRF’s mission.  Click here to setup a Your Way account or contact RJ Martin at (202) 465-4114.


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Cocktail Hour Sponsor

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Promise Sponsors

After Party


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

700 Aliceanna St,
Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Contact

Emily Boynton
202-465-4118 | eboynton@jdrf.org