JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

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December 10, 2016, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Tickets and tables available NOW! The One Dream Gala, one of Chicago's most exciting events, will be held on Saturday, December 10th at McCormick Place Convention Center and Arie Crown Theater featuring a special performance by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, CHEAP TRICK! Thank you to the thousands of guests, donors, committee members, and volunteers whose dedication creates a night of inspiration, hope, and outstanding fundraising at the One Dream Gala each year! Guests will enjoy our expansive silent and exciting live auctions, our signature Fund A Cure program, and a special performance by award winning entertainment! This one-of-a-kind event continues to be amongst the largest Galas in Chicago and raised $4.2 million in 2015! This is ONE NIGHT you do not want to miss! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest Gala updates and to see photos of our 2015 One Dream Gala.

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Event Details

5:30 Registration and Silent Auction Open

Location: Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater

AUCTION

The One Dream auction is like none other! Featuring hundreds of packages, including once-in-a-lifetime experiences, signed memorabilia, luxury items, vacations, and unique opportunities, this is an auction you won’t want to miss.

BIDPAL

BidPal electronic bidding will be used during the Gala’s silent auction. Guests may bid directly from their smartphone – anywhere and anytime!

Watch this video  to ensure you’re prepared to bid on all your favorite items on Gala night! If you have questions on this  feature, please contact the Gala Team.

You will receive a text message prior to your arrival at the Gala with information on how to start bidding.  Bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!

7:00 p.m. Dinner is Served

Location: Upstairs in Lakeside Center Ballroom

MENU

Golden and Red Beets & Wisconsin Goat Cheese Salad
Including Orange Segments, Lotus Root Chips, Baby Frissee, Baby Red Oak and Sherry Vinaigrette
Vegetarian and Gluten Free

Winter Spiced Chicken Breast
Including Hericot Verts, Roasted Butternut Squash, with Hard Cider Gastrique
Gluten Free

OR

Grilled Butternut Squash Steak
Including warm Red Quinoa Salad, Hericot Verts, Roasted Hen of the Woods Mushrooms and Cranberry Gastrique
Vegan and Gluten Free

Flourless Brownie with large chocolate chunks
Mixed Berries
Gluten Free

8:00 Gala Program Begins

Location: Arie Crown Theater

Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and Cheap Trick concert

8:35 p.m. (approximately) Silent Auction Electronic Bidding Closes

When entertainment begins, Auction Item Pick Up is available in room E252 (signs and volunteers will guide you).

11:30 pm (approximately) The Gala concludes

Travel safe and thank you for your support!

Ways to Get Involved

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.

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Corporate Event Partnerships

The JDRF One Dream Gala offers corporate event partnerships with customized benefits starting at $25,000+. Please contact the JDRF Illinois Gala Team  at 312-670-0313 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

Purchase Individual Tickets

The price of an individual tickets is $525, which includes a reserved seat for dinner with wine service, the concert, complimentary drink tickets, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program.

Please contact Amanda Hasse with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

 

Sponsor a Table

Tables sponsorships are available at $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $6,500, and $5,000 levels. Please see below for additional sponsor benefits and contact Amanda Hasse with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

Table Sponsor Levels and Benefits:
$25,000 Table for 10 Guests
Meet and greet with Cheap Trick. Premier seating for music performance (limited number available). On-stage mention during the program. Night-of-event logo recognition. Name or company logo (with link) placed on Gala section of chapter website. One complimentary room for table host at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel.

$15,000 Table for 10 Guests
Reserved seating for music performance in premier area. Night-of-event recognition. Name or company logo (with link) placed on Gala section of chapter website. One complimentary room for table host at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel.

$10,000 Table for 10 Guests
Reserved seating for music performance in preferred seating area. Acknowledgement in Gala presentation. Name or company logo placed on Gala section of chapter website.

$6,500 Table for 10 Guests
Reserved seating for music performance in preferred seating area. Night-of-event recognition. Name placed on Gala section of chapter website.

$5,000 Table for 10 Guests
Reserved seating for music performance in preferred seating area. Acknowledgement at the event.

*Tables of 12 may be accommodated with the purchase of two additional tickets at $525 each.

A donor may purchase a table by using a maximum of two payments (cash, check, or credit card). JDRF cannot process multiple transactions for individual tables.

 

Donate and Procure Auction Items

Your auction items will make a difference! The amazing generosity and support from our community has ensured the success of our auction year after year – and today we have one of the most unique, expansive silent auctions in Chicago!

In Demand Items:

  • Private Dining Experiences or Cooking Lessons with local chefs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Opportunities
  • Domestic Weekend Getaways and International Travel Packages
  • Celebrity Opportunities
  • Tickets or Suites for Concerts, Sports, or Shows
  • Vintage Wines and Liquors
  • Golf at Premier Courses
  • Hot Electronic Items
  • High-End Household Goods
  • Designer Fashion Items
  • New Children’s Toys

Please note: We request that the median value of items be approximately $40 to ensure the highest resale potential to raise the most funds.

Download the Auction Donation Form and include it with your donation when you send it to the chapter or drop it off.

Learn how to turn your next gathering into a Party With A Purpose and build the auction at the same time. Or consider a “Virtual” Party With A Purpose.

Interested in making a difference? Contact Jessica Smith with your auction donations, ideas, questions, or learn about joining the Gala auction committee.

Volunteer

JDRF is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help with many chapter activities. If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities or deepening your involvement with JDRF, please contact Molly Byrnes to learn more!

Thank You to Our Generous 2016 Gala Sponsors

Signature Event Sponsors

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Signature Event Sponsors

$100,000+

$25,000-$49,999

$10,000-$14,999

Fund A Cure Program

Donate to Fund A Cure. Make a difference. Change lives.

What is Fund A Cure?

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.

Where do Fund A Cure donations go?

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.

How can I make a Fund A Cure donation?

This year’s Fund A Cure goal is $2.5 million. Every dollar matters! You can make your donation prior to the event or at the Gala during the Fund A Cure program. Please call the Gala Team (312-670-0313) for more information on how to make your pledge or donation.

Venue

McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater

The One Dream Gala is located in the McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater. Guests are encouraged to self park in C Lot. Valet parking is available at Gate 38.

View this map of parking options.

HOTEL

JDRF One Dream Gala guests may take advantage of a special rate of $104 (plus taxes, etc) at Hyatt McCormick Place.  Book directly here or call 888-421-1442 and request the JDRF One Dream Gala room block through 11/18/16.

 

 

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
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Event Contact

JDRF Illinois Gala Team
312-670-0313 | galail@jdrf.org