2019 JDRF Hope Gala, Presented by Salesforce

May 18, 2019, San Francisco, CA
5:30 pm

Honoring Laura and Mark Hawkins

The Hope Gala is JDRF’s most high profile networking opportunity and most successful annual fundraiser in the Greater Bay Area. Over 20 years, this inspiring celebration has raised over $25 million in support of JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. This Black tie event includes a cocktail reception, presentation of the Living & Giving Award, a spectacular live auction and Fund A Cure program, gourmet dinner, music and dancing. With over 500 attendees, the Hope Gala is a fun and meaningful event that offers supporters the opportunity to be socially conscious community leaders who help turn Type One into Type None.

Event Details and Leadership

  • Click here to preview our spectacular live auction. 

    • 5:30pm Event begins on the Terrace Level at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco: check-in, cocktails, silent auction and grand prize tickets sold (click here for more information). From the lobby entrance, turn left and take the elevators to the 2nd
    • 6:45pm Ballroom doors open and dinner will be served.
    • 7:45pm* Live program begins, including the Living and Giving Award Presentation, Live Auction (click here to preview) and Fund A Cure program
    • 9:45pm* Program concludes, dancing begins
    • 11:59pm Event concludes

    *Please note that all live program times are approximate

Past Honorees

  • 2018- The Kurtzig Family
    2017- Jennifer and Sean Jeffries
    2016- Chara Schreyer
    2015- Dayton Coles and Pam Sagan
    2014- Gretchen de Baubigny
    2013- Wells Fargo
    2012- Dr. Anthony P. Adamis and Dr. Napoleone Ferrara of Genentech
    2011- David and Joan O’Reilly
    2010- Pitch and Cathie Johnson
    2009- Dr. Saleh Adi, Dr. Stephen E. Gitelman, Dr. Bruce Buckingham, and Dr. Darrell M. Wilson
    2008- Charles and Ann Johnson
    2007- Philip C. Stapleton and Conifer Securities, LLC
    2006- John and Nancy Lasseter
    2005- Robert N. Klein
    2004- Dr. Michael German and Dr. Seung K. Kim
    2003- Susan and Jonathan Bloom, Pamela and Stephen Mittel
    2002- Jane and Bobby Kahan
    2001- Dr. Jeffrey Bluestone
    2000- Will Weinstein and Elana Weinstein
    1999- Genentech

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

The Kroner Family Foundation

McKinsey & Company

Karen & Joe Niehaus

Silver Sponsors


Franklin Templeton Investments

Kevin and Ingrid Oliver

The Salter Family and The Raine Group

Wells Fargo

Bronze Sponsors

Asset Management Company

ATEL Ventures, Inc.

Sarah Rafanelli & Wyeth Goodenough

Julie H. Stein and Ruth Stein in honor of Joey R. Hagen

Sutter Health

Table Patron Sponsors

The Ahmadi Family

Bailard, Inc.

Betty Burnham

Michelle Griffin and Tom Parker

J. George and Roxane Hume

Karen and Jeff Jordan

The Keil and Tobin Families

Amy and Chad Lewis

The Noble Family


Point B

Kate and Art Ringness

The Shrewsberry Family

Stanford Children’s Health

The Tencer Daniels Family

UCSF Diabetes Center

Menu Sponsor

Dan Springer, CEO, DocuSign

Bar Sponsor

The Brody Family

Cocktail Sponsor

Stradley Ronon

Media Partner

NBC Bay Area


The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

600 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Event Contact

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

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