DC Hope Gala 2016

November 5, 2016, Washington, DC
6:00 pm

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).


Meet the DC Gala Leadership!

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.



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.


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.

After Party

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 ewenrich@jdrf.org**Admission to the After Party is included with a Hope Gala ticket.


Presenting Sponsor

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Hope Sponsor

Dream Sponsor

Wish Sponsor

Promise Sponsor

BidPal Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Guest Check-In Sponsor

Cocktail Sponsor

Auction Checkout Sponsor

Valet Sponsor

Party Favor Sponsor

Volunteer & Youth Ambassador Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Volunteer Meal Sponsor

More Info

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:



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 (abarker@jdrf.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

Event Contact

Alex Barker
202-465-4123 | abarker@jdrf.org