Westchester/Fairfield Gala 2017

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April 29, 2017, Greenwich, CT
6:30 pm

Honoring The Weismann Family of Westport, CT

The Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of JDRF will host Gala 2017— a fun-filled event that brings together more than 500 guests. The evening features an riveting silent and live auction, with one of-a-kind opportunities, of which we hope you will be a part. Our goal for the Gala is to raise $745,000 for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Please join us for One Night where we will celebrate how far we have come toward the One Day when we will celebrate a cure.

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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 Gala 2017 offers corporate event partnerships with customized benefits starting at $25,000. Please contact the JDRF Westchester/Fairfield Gala Team at 203-854-0658 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

Please look through our 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Packet which outlines different partnership opportunities.

Become a Table Sponsor

We invite you to serve as a Gold or Silver Table Sponsor for the 2017 JDRF Gala. 

What does a Table Sponsor do?

  • Support the JDRF Gala through a sponsorship level donation or commitment
  • Agree to fill a table of 10 people
  • Provide names and contact information for the guests you wish to invite to your table

Please look through our 2017 Table Sponsorship Packet which outlines different partnership opportunities. To become a Table Sponsor, click here or contact Marcia Maslo at 203-854-0658 or mmaslo@jdrf.org.

Purchase Individual Tickets

The price of an individual ticket is $375 and $250 for a junior ticket (21 and younger).

The price of a Patron Ticket is $1,000 which includes

Please contact Marcia Maslo with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

Underwriting Opportunities

BidPal Sponsor at $5,00

  • Exclusive brand recognition with logo placement on the home screen of bidding devices held by each guest
  • Logo recognition on leaderboard screens throughout the Gala
  • Full-page ad in event journal (if received by March 24, 2017)
  • Logo placement on the JDRF Fairfield/Westchester County Chapter and Gala websites
  • Logo placement and hyperlink to company page on Chapter’s digital platforms (distribution of 26,000 constituents)

Entertainment Lounge Sponsor at $3,500

  • Exclusive signage at lounge area open to all guests throughout the evening
  • Half-page ad in event journal (if received by March 24, 2017)
  • Logo placement on the JDRF Fairfield/Westchester County Chapter and Gala websites
  • Logo placement and hyperlink to company page on Chapter’s digital platforms (distribution of 26,000 constituents)

Centerpiece Sponsor at $2,500

  • Logo recognition at each table
  • Half-page ad in event journal (if received by March 24, 2017)
  • Logo placement on the JDRF Fairfield/Westchester County Chapter and Gala websites

Donate and Procure Auction Items

Get ready to bid on Saturday, April 29!

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.

In Demand Items:

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

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

Interested in making a difference? Contact Laila Tai 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 Marcia Maslo to learn more!

Sponsors

$5,000

Honorees

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Astrid Weismann has been living with type 1 diabetes for 36 years. She has been an active member of the JDRF community through her involvement in JDRF Advocacy and through her fundraising efforts in both Connecticut and New York. Her enthusiasm for JDRF’s mission has made her an essential member of the Westchester/Fairfield chapter’s Catwalk Committee for 5 years and Gala Committee for 2 years. As the Fund A Cure Chairperson for Gala 2016, she helped raise $330,000 on the evening of the event. Astrid and her husband of 13 years, Paul, have three boys: Owen (11), Aidan (9) and Rhys (5), who are also actively engaged in fundraising efforts; you can find them at the Gala and at One Walk, Norwalk. Astrid worked as a Marketing and Advertising Executive for pharmaceutical companies before retiring to raise her children. Currently, Astrid is in her second term as a member of JDRF’s Fairfield/Westchester Board of Directors. She also serves as a Board Member for the Brighter Lives for Kids Foundation and volunteers her time and talents to run a community library at the Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport. In recognition of their steadfast commitment and their boundless hours of dedication, we are thrilled to honor The Weismann Family of Westport, CT.

Venue

Hyatt Regency Greenwich

Gala 2017 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Self-parking is available in the back of the Hyatt, while complimentary valet parking is located at the front of the hotel.

1800 E Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT
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Event Contact

Marcia Maslo
203-854-0658 | mmaslo@jdrf.org