2018 Hope Gala

May 11, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
6:00 pm

Honoring Chuck and Claire Bowling, Mandalay Bay

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Event Details

6:00 PM - Guest Check In

6:00 - 7:30 PM Hosted Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

While enjoying hors d’oeurves and a cocktail reception, socialize and use the BidPal electronic bidding system on your smartphone, or a handheld device provided by JDRF, to bid on the fabulous array of auction items.

7:30 PM - Honoree Recognition, Dinner, Entertainment, and Live Auction

As we pay tribute to this year’s honoree, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and dessert, wine, unique entertainment, dancing, and the ever popular live auction culminating with the Fund a Cure.

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.

Event Sponsorship

Presenting Sponsor – $50,000

  • VIP seating for up to 40 guests including premium gift bags
  • Local delivery of auction items for table guests
  • Premium sponsor promotion including profile on chapter website, in chapter newsletter, and company logo on the event invitation
  • Four guest rooms at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino for the night of the event
  • Premium wine and champagne at your table
  • Four-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees
  • Four weeks of social media promotion on chapter social media accounts featuring sponsorship and community messaging
  • Corporate logo on sponsor signage at check-in and ballroom entrance
  • Thank you from the emcee during the evening’s program
  • Logo prominently displayed on the Nevada Chapter Gala website with link to sponsor site

Click here to purchase this sponsorship.

Hope Sponsor – $25,000

  • VIP seating for 20 guests including premium gift bags
  • Two guest rooms at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino for the night of the event
  • Premium wine and champagne at your table
  • Two-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees
  • Four weeks of social media promotion on chapter social media accounts featuring sponsorship and community messaging
  • Corporate logo on sponsor signage at check-in and ballroom entrance
  • Thank you from the emcee during the evening’s program
  • Logo prominently displayed on the Nevada Chapter Gala website with link to sponsor site

Click here to purchase this sponsorship.

Peace Sponsor – $15,000

  • *Purchase must include a minimum Fund a Cure commitment of $10,000
  • VIP seating for 20 guests including premium gift bags
  • Two guest rooms at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino for the night of the event
  • Premium wine at your table
  • A one-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees
  • Four weeks of social media promotion on chapter social media accounts featuring sponsorship and community messaging
  • Corporate logo on sponsor signage at check-in and ballroom entrance
  • Thank you from the emcee during the evening’s program
  • Logo prominently displayed on the Nevada Chapter Gala website with link to sponsor site

Click here to purchase this sponsorship.

Dream Sponsor – $15,000

  • VIP seating for 10 guests including premium gift bags
  • Exclusive wine parings selected specifically for your table
  • A one-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees
  • Four weeks of social media promotion on chapter social media accounts featuring sponsorship and community messaging
  • Corporate name on sponsor signage at check-in and ballroom entrance
  • Logo prominently displayed on the Nevada Chapter Gala website with link to sponsor site

Click here to purchase this sponsorship.

Vision Sponsor – $10,000

  • Preferred seating for 10 guests including premium patron gifts
  • Exclusive wine parings selected specifically for your table
  • A one-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees
  • Corporate name on sponsor signage at check-in and ballroom entrance
  • Logo prominently displayed on the Nevada Chapter Gala website with link to sponsor site

Click here to purchase this sponsorship.

Inspiration Sponsor – $6,500

  • Preferred seating for 10 guests including patron gifts
  • A one-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees
  • Corporate name on sponsor signage at check-in and ballroom entrance

Click here to purchase this sponsorship.

Table Sponsor – $5,000

  • Preferred seating for 10 guests including patron gifts

Click here to purchase your table.

Research Patron – $500

  • Preferred Seating for one guest including patron gift

Click here to purchase your seat.

Two Page Program Ad Only – $2,500

  • Two-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees

Click here to purchase your two page program ad.

One Page Program Ad Only – $1,500

  • One-page full color ad in the evening’s program distributed to Hope Gala contributors and attendees

Click here to purchase your one page program ad.

Silent and Live Auction Item Donation

Click here to donate an item to our silent or live auction.

Thank you for your generous offer in support of the JDRF auction! We will review your submission to ensure that it meets JDRF procurement guidelines for auction items and we will respond to you shortly to confirm whether or not we are able to process your donation. We are grateful for your generosity and your partnership in helping JDRF achieve our goal to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. If your item is accepted, you will receive an official letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes. For more information about JDRF and diabetes research progress, please visit our website at jdrf.org/lv.

Ultimate Children's Library Package

A message from Charley Bell, JDRF Youth Ambassador:

Welcome to the Children’s Library Wishlist!

This is a list of items that I am recommending to create a really fun Children’s Library as one of our silent auction items for the May 11th JDRF Gala. As a Youth Ambassador for JDRF, I help to bring attention to people living with T1D and share my experience to help others understand how important fundraising for research is to find a cure for this disease!

This year I’m working even a little harder because I am becoming a Bat Mitzvah on May 26th and part of my Bat Mitzvah experience is to do a “mitzvah” – a good deed – and finding a cure for T1D would certainly fit that category!

I hope you will be able to help me create this amazing Children’s Library in the hope that we will raise a lot of money for further research for this very important cause. Thank you!

Click here to visit Charley’s Wishlist.

Sponsors

Hope Sponsor

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Hope Sponsor

Peace Sponsor

Vision Sponsor

Inspiration Sponsor

Honorees

Chuck and Claire Bowling

Chuck and Claire Bowling are proud to have called Las Vegas home for the last 20 years. The road getting to Las Vegas was quite a wild ride for the pair. They both grew up and met in Atlanta, were high school sweethearts and have been on the move together ever since, following the gypsy hotel life.

Claire is a graduate of the University of Georgia and was an accomplished wholesale fashion representative with major brands such as Tomboy, Mexx, California Ivy and IYA. Once they started the hotel moves around the country, she became a loving mom and the COO of their home life, in charge of all the logistics it takes to move and set up a family in different cities. She always made certain she took the time to engage and give back to any city they called home. That has certainly been the case here in Las Vegas as she has been active with the Nevada Cancer Institute, Assistance League of Las Vegas , Young Life and Young Lives, Canyon Ridge Christian Church and of course, JDRF.

Chuck is a graduate of Georgia State University. During his college years, he started his hotel career as a front desk and reservation clerk and bellman at the Omni International hotel. He opened the Stouffer Waverly Hotel In Atlanta as market research coordinator and eventually Director of Sales. He spent the next 10 years in senior sales and marketing positions with Westin Hotels in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Palm Desert and San Francisco. He joined MGM Grand as their Vice President of Sales in 1998 and has served in several senior sales and operations positions with MGM Resorts International. Today Chuck is the President and COO of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He has served on several industry boards including US Travel Association, Meeting Professionals International, Nevada Commission on Tourism and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Giving back is equally important to Chuck and he also has been active with the Nevada Cancer Institute, Three Square Food Bank, Canyon Ridge Christian Church, JDRF, and serves as the executive sponsor for the Working Parents Network group at MGM Resorts.

Claire and Chuck are blessed by having two great sets of parental influences — Skip & Linda Bowling and Joanna & Arthur Griffith. They have been tremendous role models, setting the example for how to be great life partners as well as instilling the importance of a strong work ethic and giving back to the community. Along their journey Claire and Chuck were fortunate to have two great children whose character, demeanor and work ethic gives them great confidence in our future. Michael is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and Jessica is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Since moving to Las Vegas, Claire and Chuck have always been impressed with what a big town we have become but what a small town we remain. They both see Las Vegas as a town where everyone comes together for a common cause. Whether it is bringing in new business, feeding our hungry or overcoming heart-breaking tragedies, we have always come together to accomplish what most people say can’t be done.

For years, the Southern Nevada Chapter of JDRF has been the shining example of what coming together to fight a debilitating and deadly disease looks like. Claire and Chuck are incredibly proud to be a part of the JDRF community.

It is with your help on May 11th that we can really make a difference. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Past Honorees

2017 – The Micatrotto Family
2016 – Cari Marshall
2015 – Julie A. Murray
2014 – Matt and Kami Smith
2013 – John Adams
2012 – Bill Hornbuckle
2011 – Wolfgang Puck, David Robbins, Joe Essa, and Tom Kaplan
2010 – Renee West
2009 – The Jelindo Tiberti Family
2008 – JDRF Youth Ambassadors
2007 – Summerlin Hospital Medical Center – Dr. James Snyder
2006 – The Gibson Family

More Info

Guests of the JDRF Hope Gala will receive a discounted rate of $100.00 for rooms in the Mandalay Bay Tower and $130 for rooms in the Delano Tower starting immediately for the dates of May 10 – May 11, 2018.

This discount will be available until either the agreed allotment of rooms are reserved, or the deadline of Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm PST has been reached. Any additional room requests after the release date will be subject to availability and may not be eligible for the discount.

To reserve online, please use this booking link: JDRF Hope Gala | Mandalay Bay.

If you or your guests would like information regarding any of the exciting experiences offered at Mandalay Bay, visit www.mandalaybay.com. If you need any assistance with recommendations or bookings, we invite you to speak with a member of Concierge Services by calling 1-877-305-3136.

Venue

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 43-story luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Directions

Event Contact

JDRF Southern Nevada Chapter
702-732-4795 | nevada@jdrf.org