26th Annual Promise Gala

April 28, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
6:00 pm

Honoring David L. Holmberg, President & CEO, Highmark Health with Corporate Chair Leroy M. Ball, President and CEO, Koppers

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Event Details

6:00pm -- Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

The Promise Gala 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.

7:00pm -- Dinner, Dancing, and Live Auction

Guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner, dancing, and entertainment by The Elite Show Band. The highlight of the night, a live auction, will feature some incredibly unique packages such as a Napa Valley trip, dinner for 10 prepared in-home by a personal chef, a one-of-a-kind artwork created by local children with type 1, and much, much more! The powerful finale to the live auction is JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure program—the portion of the evening where 100% of dollars raised goes directly to the JDRF research mission.

Havana After Dark

The first annual Promise Gala After Party will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and more! Registration for guests only attending the After Party will open at 8:30pm.  The After Party is included with the purchase of admission to the Promise Gala.

To purchase tickets to Havana After Dark click here!

Please contact Shannon Davis (sdavis@jdrf.org or 412-258-1320) with questions or for additional information.

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.

Corporate Partnerships

The JDRF Promise Gala offers corporate event partnerships with customized benefits starting at $7,500 and several underwriting opportunities. Please contact Danielle Vetter (dvetter@jdrf.org or 412-258-1321) to learn more.

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 Pittsburgh!

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
  • Children’s Toys

Download the Auction Procurement 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 Lauren Solomon (westernpatemp1@jdrf.org or 412-258-1324) with your auction donations, ideas or questions.

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?

You can make your donation prior to the event or at the Gala during the Fund A Cure program. Please contact Steve Shivak (sshivak@jdrf.org or 412-258-1326) for more information on how to make your pledge or donation.

Purchase Individual Tickets

The price of an individual tickets is $425, which includes a reserved seat for dinner with open bar, program and entertainment, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions, raffle and Fund A Cure program.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Please contact Shannon Davis (sdavis@jdrf.org or 412-258-1320) for questions about ticket sales.

Thank You to our Generous Corporate Partners!

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DRESS

This is a black tie event.

PARKING

Complimentary valet parking will be provided for all Gala guests.

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 Shannon Davis (sdavis@jdrf.org or 412-258-1320).

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!

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown is pleased to welcome guests of the 26th Annual Promise Gala on April 28th, 2018 with a special rate of $169. Please call the Wyndham at (412) 391-4600 prior to March 28th, 2018 if you wish to book overnight accommodations.

Venue

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Event Contact

Danielle Vetter
412-258-1321 | dvetter@jdrf.org