JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 8, 2018, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 8, 2018 when together we will continue our tradition of outstanding entertainment, record-breaking fundraising, and a night of inspiration. Thank you to the thousands of guests, donors, committee members, and volunteers whose dedication makes a difference every year! Interested in getting involved? Contact the Illinois Chapter Special Events team at 312-670-0313. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest Gala updates and to see photos of our 2017 One Dream Gala when we raised over $5 million.

2017 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

Shaved Apple & Fennel Salad
with Cara Orange, Goat Cheese, Pomegranate Seeds & Hard Cider Vinaigrette
Vegetarian, Nut Free

Char Crusted Beef Tenderloin
with Root Vegetable Tian, Haricot Verts with Caramelized Shallots & Sundried Tomato Béarnaise
Nut Free

OR, available upon advanced request

Roasted Cauliflower Steak
with French Lentils, Golden Raisins, Butternut Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, Sprouts, Mint Salsa Verde
Vegan

Gluten Free Brownies with Chocolate Chunks
with Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries

Please note, our entire menu is gluten free

Full Menu PDF

8:00 Gala Program Begins

Location: Arie Crown Theater

Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and 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.

Donate

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 ticket is $525, which includes a reserved seat for dinner with open bar, the concert, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program.

Please contact Molly Falk (mfalk@jdrf.org) with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

Purchase a Table

To view all levels of tables and associated recognition benefits, please click here.

Please contact Molly Falk (mfalk@jdrf.org) with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

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 Kelsey Regan (kregan@jdrf.org) 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 Libby Winter (lwinter@jdrf.org) to learn more!

Thank you to Our Generous 2017 Gala Supporters

Signature Event Supporters

View All Sponsors

Signature Event Supporters

$150,000+

$100,000-$149,000

$75,000-$99,999

$50,000-$74,999

$25,000-$49,999

$15,000 - $24,999

$10,000 - $14,999

$5,500 - $9,999

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?

Thanks to generous supporters, over $3 million was raised for Fund A Cure at the 2017 One Dream Gala! If you’d like to support our mission by making a donation, click here or call 312-670-0313.

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.

HOTEL
JDRF offers One Dream Gala guests special rates for overnight stays. Please check back at a later date for more information on the 2018 Gala hotel rates.

2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions

Event Contact

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