2017 JDRF Promise Gala

April 22, 2017, Nashville, TN
6:00 pm

Join us for the 17th Annual JDRF Promise Gala on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The black tie evening will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, auction, and musical entertainment, followed by the Late Party where guests can enjoy drinks, dancing, and a dessert bar. Last year’s black tie event attracted 750 guests who contributed to a record-breaking success, raising more than $1.3 million.

Event Details

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Karen Goodall

    Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Karen Goodall

    Gala Chairs


    Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Karen Goodall

    Gala Chairs

    Karen & Bob Goodall run Goodall Homes, a Development and Building Company that has served the Middle Tennessee area for 33 years.  Married for 30 years, Bob & Karen have two children, Will & Hillary. The Goodalls became active supporters of JDRF after their daughter Hillary was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 24.

6:00 PM - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

7:30PM - Dinner and Program

10:00PM - Late Party

The Late Party will begin at 9:30 PM for guests who are only attending the Late Party. The Late Party will feature an open bar, dessert bar, dancing, and more. Admission to the Late Party is included with the purchase of admission to the Promise Gala. Get more information and purchase tickets to the Late Party here.

Ways to Support

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 to the JDRF Promise Gala start at $300 a person. A patron table can be purchased for $4,500. Click here to purchase tickets.


There are a variety of sponsorship levels that include admissions, as well marketing sponsorships that do not include admissions. Click here to view sponsorship levels that include admissions to the Promise Gala. Please contact Victoria Cumbow for more information on available marketing sponsorships.


If you’re interested in donating an auction item, please contact Victoria Cumbow.


Premier Sponsor

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Premier Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Mystery Jewelry Pull Sponsor

Arrival Sponsor

Wine, Liquor, and Beer Sponsors

Dessert Sponsor

Live Auction Sponsor

Wine Pull Sponsor

More Info


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 JDRF with your full contact information, including cell phone number and e-mail, 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 April 22nd. You will receive a text message prior to your arrival at the Omni Nashville Hotel.  Simply launch the enclosed personal link to bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone! If you do not have a smartphone, bidding devices will be available.


Omni Nashville Hotel

250 5th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203

Event Contact

Victoria Cumbow
615-383-6781 | vcumbow@jdrf.org