Black Tie, Boots, & Bling Gala

March 23, 2019, Hershey, PA
6:00 pm

Honoring Gary St. Hilaire, President and CEO, Capital Blue Cross

Join JDRF for an extraordinary evening at the Hershey Lodge filled with purpose and meaning as we raise funds to support research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). We are excited to announce this year’s event will honor Gary D. St. Hilaire, President and CEO of Capital BlueCross, and it will feature a performance from country music artist Eric Paslay. JDRF Galas are known for their entertainment, fantastic hospitality, and for leaving guests inspired. This year’s program will be no different! We hope you'll join us for the Black Tie, Boots & Bling Gala on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and help us give T1D the boot by raising $600K towards T1D research! Registration is now open.

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.

  • Entertainment Sponsor……………………$20,000
     Ten seats (1 Table) at event
     4 tickets to exclusive Meet & Greet with Eric Paslay
     Full page ad in program booklet*
     Corporate logo on the gala website and event invitation
     Podium and on-screen recognition at gala
     Ten VIP Lounge seats for Eric Paslay gala night performance

    Premier Auction Sponsor……….…………$10,000
     Ten seats (1 Table) at event
     BidPal is the electronic bidding system for the Silent Auction. The sponsoring company’s logo will appear on every guest’s personal cell phone via the BidPal electronic bidding system
     Corporate logo on auction bid card
     Full page ad in program booklet*
     Logo recognition on Gala website
     On-screen recognition at gala

    Open Bar Sponsor……………………………$5,000
     Ten seats (1 Table) at event
     Corporate logo on signage in the Silent Auction/Cocktail Reception Room
     Logo recognition on Gala website
     Listing on Gala Thank You Sign

    Table Sponsor…………………………………$3,000
     One table for ten
     Listing on Gala website
     Listing on Reserved Table Signage

  • $2,500
     One full page ad in Gala program booklet
     On screen ad during dinner (10 seconds per rotation)
     Listing on Gala Website

     One full page ad in Gala program booklet

     One full page ad in Gala program booklet
     Listing on Gala Website

     Half page ad in Gala program booklet

  • Please contact Natasha Lewis at to learn more. Commitment must be received by February 22, 2019.


The Hershey Lodge

325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Event Contact

Natasha C Lewis
717-901-6489 |

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