2016 Hope Gala

May 21, 2016, San Francisco, CA
5:30 pm

Honoring Chara Schreyer

The 2016 Hope Gala was a magical night on May 21, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco! Thank you to all who participated. Together, we raised more than $1.7 million! The Hope Gala is JDRF’s most high profile networking opportunity and most successful annual fundraiser in the Greater Bay Area. This Black tie event includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, presentation of the Living & Giving Award, a gourmet dinner, dancing, and the YLC After Party.

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Table Patrons

Exclusive Music Sponsor

Hope Gala Entertainment Sponsor

YLC After Party Entertainment Sponsors

  • Vera and Paul Guerin

YLC After Party Cocktail Sponsor

Hope Gala Paddle Sponsor

  • The Sidley Austin Foundation

Media Partners


Each year, the Living and Giving Award is presented to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to JDRF. The 2016 Honoree, Chara Schreyer, was selected for her extraordinary support of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. More than thirty years ago, Chara’s daughter Justine was diagnosed with T1D at the age of four. Since then, Chara has been dedicated to accelerating the pace of life-changing research for all those affected by T1D. She is president of Kadima Foundation which also contributes to JDRF and funded the Justine K. Schreyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research at the UCSF Diabetes Center and the Justine Kathryn Schreyer Diabetes Care Center at UCSF. She is a board member of the UCSF Foundation and is a founding member of the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter.

  • 2015 – Pam Sagan & Dayton Coles
    2014 – Gretchen de Baubigny
    2013 – Wells Fargo
    2012 – Dr. Anthony P. Adamis and Dr. Napoleone Ferrara of Genentech
    2011 – David & Joan O’Reilly
    2010 – Pitch & Cathie Johnson
    2009 – Dr. Saleh Adi, Dr. Stephen E. Gitelman, Dr. Bruce Buckingham, Dr. Darrell M. Wilson
    2008 – Charles & Ann Johnson
    2007 – Philip C. Stapleton & Conifer Securities, LLC
    2006 – John & Nancy Lasseter
    2005 – Robert N. Klein
    2004 – Dr. Michael German & Dr. Seung K. Kim
    2003 – Susan & Jonathon Bloom/Pamela & Stephen Mittel
    2002 – Jane & Bobby Kahan
    2001 – Dr. Jeffrey Bluestone
    2000 – Will Weinstein & Elana Weinstein
    1999 – Genentech

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For more information, please contact Eliza Kinsolving at (415) 597-6317 or ekinsolving@jdrf.org.



The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94106

Event Contact

Eliza Kinsolving
415-597-6317 | ekinsolving@jdrf.org

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