Individual tickets are available for the JDRF Hope Gala and are $500 per person. To purchase your ticket, please click here. For more information on tickets and table sales, please email Alex Barker or call (202) 465-4123.
DC Hope Gala 2016
November 5, 2016, Washington, DC
Honoring John Brady
Presented by PhRMA
The JDRF annual DC Hope Gala is an extraordinary event, each year bringing together more than 700 prominent community members representing some of our region's leading business, civic and cultural leaders for a sparkling evening of fine dining, stellar entertainment, and an exciting auction. Each year, the Hope Gala raises millions that fund research to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).donate
Meet the DC Gala Leadership!
Driven by the philosophy that one person and one family can make a difference in finding a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), John Brady has worked with JDRF to create a world without T1D since February 2001. Inspired by his son—who was diagnosed at age three with T1D and is now 28-years-old—John has played an integral role in supporting JDRF, helping raise awareness of the organization and funds to advance groundbreaking research.
Appointed Chairman of JDRF’s International Board of Directors (IBOD) in 2014 after previously serving on the board for seven years, John continued his efforts to fund research into treatments and a cure for T1D. His Chairman term concluded in July of 2016 and he currently serves as a Chancellor to the organization.
In addition to his IBOD duties, John has served on numerous board committees and has worked closely with JDRF volunteers, staff and executives to usher in many important milestones. He has also served as a research communications spokesperson and travels throughout the U.S. to help people understand the critical research JDRF is funding and its impact on people with T1D.
John has spent the past three decades founding, operating, investing in and advising a number of marketing technology, data and strategic analytics firms. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
Susan & Tom Faries
DC Gala ChairsBio
Susan & Tom Faries
DC Gala Chairs
The Faries/Fuge Family have been actively involved with JDRF for 31 years. This year, Susan and Tom Faries are honored to take on the leadership role as the Chairs for the 16th Annual JDRF Hope Gala.
For them, T1D is certainly a family affair. Tom Faries has lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 31 years. Susan’s son and Tom’s stepson, Jeff Fuge, has lived with T1D for over 25 years being diagnosed with T1D at just two years old. His younger brother, Tommy Fuge, has lived with T1D for 17 years, diagnosed with T1D at age 11. Ali Fuge Frye, sister to Jeff and Tommy, along with her sister in laws, Erin Fuge and Carlin Fuge, are also serving as the co-chairs of this year’s JDRF Hope Gala After Party.
Susan writes, “It would be hard to find a family who has more experience at different age levels with T1D then our family. All of our other family members have supported JDRF for the past 31 years, by walking, golfing, auctioning and Gala attending. We are grateful for their continued support. As a family we are grateful and blessed to benefit from the research supported by JDRF. The research dollars raised from events like the JDRF Hope Gala have enabled our ‘T1D family’ to fight the dreaded complications from type 1 diabetes.”
Martin D. "Art" Walsh
Rapaport Lifetime Service Award RecipientBio
Martin D. "Art" Walsh
Rapaport Lifetime Service Award Recipient
Martin D. (“Art”) Walsh, founding shareholder at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C., has hosted the JDRF golf outing for the last 19 years, with between 150 to 200 attendees who contribute to JDRF through hole sponsorships, auction and raffle. This year, the event has raised over $65,000 for T1D research.
The annual event is dedicated to the memory of Art’s late brother, John Walsh, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 11 and passed away in 2000 due to T1D complications. He left four surviving children and a wife.
Art is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and served two years as an Officer in the Army.
Selected for over a decade as of one of The Best Lawyers in America©.
In 2015, Art was the recipient of the College of William & Mary’s prestigious Alumni Medallion Award.
Art has two daughters, both are lawyers; and he is married to Nan Walsh, his law partner.
Since 1998, Art has hosted the annual golf outings to benefit JDRF, raising more than $1 million.
Art’s extraordinary commitment to finding a cure for T1D is exactly why we decided he is deserving of the Rapaport Lifetime Service Award.
About the Rapaport Lifetime Service Award:
The Rapaport family has been steadfast supporters of JDRF for years; serving the organization in countless ways, whether it be through fundraising, serving on the Board of Directors or in other capacities.
This award is given to an individual who has:
- Demonstrated history of service to the type 1 diabetes community and/or JDRF.
- Prior involvement or attendance of a JDRF event such as the Hope Gala, One Walk or Ride to Cure Diabetes.
- Willingness to continue to fundraise for JDRF, specifically through the JDRF Hope Gala (or has already made a significant impact in revenue for the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter)
This individual steps up, whenever asked, to support JDRF, with a smile on their face and a readiness to serve and support the T1D community, and ultimately create a world without type 1 diabetes.
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.Donate
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 700 high net worth social and business leaders in the DMV 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 Liz Wenrich or call (202) 465-4122.
A variety of sponsorships are available for this year’s JDRF Hope Gala. Table sponsorships are available, and start at $7,500. Exclusive underwriting sponsorships are also available. To purchase your sponsorship online please click here. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Alex Barker or call (202) 465-4123.
Join us for our Inaugural JDRF Hope Gala After Party, hosted by the Junior Committee. From 9:30pm-12am, guests can enjoy live music from Liquid Pleasure, an open bar, dancing, late night eats and more! Tickets start at $90 a person and allow for younger professionals to participate in all the Gala action. For more information, contact Liz Wenrich at (202) 465-4122 or email@example.com. **Admission to the After Party is included with a Hope Gala ticket.
Guest Check-In Sponsor
Auction Checkout Sponsor
Party Favor Sponsor
Volunteer & Youth Ambassador Sponsor
Volunteer Meal Sponsor
We are so excited to have you as our guest at the 16th Annual JDRF Hope Gala Presented by PhRMA and are gearing up for a fantastic evening! The JDRF Hope Gala is a night of celebration and courage for all those living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Each person in attendance has the unique opportunity to directly impact and advance T1D research and technology advancements through his/her participation. We have highlighted below the many different ways in which guests can participate in the evening and contribute to the success of the Gala. These opportunities include:
FUND A CURE
100% of your Fund A Cure donation goes straight to research/research related education and 100% is a tax deductible donation. At the Gala, please take a moment to raise your paddle and have a direct impact on type 1 diabetes research.
Note: Please make sure to bring your cellphones fully charged! Guests will have the opportunity to use their smartphones when bidding on silent auction items throughout the night.
We hope your guests and you will have fun participating in these events throughout the evening. Please see below for further important details for the Hope Gala.
All guests MUST check in upon entering. Here you will receive your table number, and bid number as well as provide your credit card information for Express Pay.
To minimize your time at check in, please provide Alex Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full contact information, including cell number prior to the event.
This year’s silent auction will again be fully electronic via your smartphone. For the best experience and early access to the silent auction, please provide a 10-digit cell phone number for you and all guests to JDRF before November 3rd. You will receive a text message prior to your arrival at The National Building Museum. Simply launch the enclosed personal link to bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!
Please provide your cell phone number to Alex Barker prior to the event.
If you do not have a smart phone, bidding devices will be available.
The JDRF Gala is a black tie optional event. Tuxedos and dark suits are appropriate for men. Cocktail or full length dresses are suitable for women.
Please join us for our inaugural JDRF Hope Gala After Party. The evening will feature live entertainment from the band Liquid Pleasure, open bar, dancing, late night eats, and more! The evening begins at 9:30pm at the National Building Museum and complimentary valet is available. Early bird ticket pricing ends Sunday, October 16th so don’t delay and purchase your ticket today!
Co-Chairs: Ali Frye, Carlin Fuge, and Erin Fuge
Hosted by: JDRF Junior Committee
Early Bird Ticket Pricing: $90 per person until October 16, 2016
Regular Price Tickets:$100 per person until November 4, 2016
Door Price Tickets: $120 per person
*Attendance to the After Party is included with the purchase of a ticket to the 16th Annual JDRF Hope Gala
The National Building Museum
The National Building Museum, historically known as the Pension Building, in Washington, D.C., United States, is a museum of “architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning”. It was created by an act of Congress in 1980, and is a private non-profit institution; it is adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the Judiciary Square Metro station.
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001