2020 Promise Ball

May 9, 2020, CT
7:00 pm

Honoring Dr. Gerald & Marilyn Fishbone and Dr. Milton & Joan Wallack

Annually, the JDRF Promise Ball auction offers an array of exclusive travel, sports and entertainment packages. Guests can also bid on great collectibles, items for the home and more.

Event Details

  • Annually, the JDRF Promise Ball auction offers an array of exclusive travel, sports and entertainment packages. Guests can also bid on great collectibles, items for the home and more.

Honorees

 

The 2020 JDRF Promise Ball will honor longstanding leaders and supporters of JDRF, Dr. Gerald & Marilyn Fishbone and Dr. Milton & Joan Wallack.

Dr. Gerald and Marilyn Fishbone became involved with JDRF in 1973, four years after their son, Scott, was diagnosed with T1D at the young age of 18 months. Their involvement began by founding the JDRF Greater New Haven chapter which Marilyn led as president of the board for eight years. Marilyn created a gala event in New Haven and through her leadership and fundraising efforts raised over $1.5 million for JDRF. Gerald became involved on a national level as a board member and then chairman of the International Board of Directors from 1981-1984, the highest volunteer leadership position in the organization. Their involvement deepened again in 2001 when Harris, the grandson of both the Fishbones and Wallacks, was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 5.

Dr. Milton and Joan Wallack became involved with JDRF when Harris was diagnosed with T1D. Milt is a current board member and chairperson of the nominations committee. As part of his commitment to help find a cure for T1D, he was founder of the CT Stem Cell Coalition, successfully advocating for stem cell legislation resulting in $100 million dollars of state funding over a 10 year period. Joan joined the Greater CT/Western MA chapter board in 2010 and created the JDRF “Brew for a Cure”, which has raised more than $230,000 for T1D research.

  • 2019 Honoree: Gregory J. Hayes- Chairman & CEO, United Technologies Inc.

    2018 Honoree: Cherrie & Andy Bessette- Community Volunteer and EVP & CAO, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

    2017 Honoree: The Esposito and Hughes Family- Community Volunteers

    2016 Honoree: Ken Crowley- Owner, Crowley Auto Group

    2015 Honoree: The Samuels Family- Community Volunteers, Samuels & Associates

    2015 Honoree: Jim Calhoun- Former Men’s Basketball Head Coach, University of Connecticut

    2015 Honoree: Bernie Schilberg- CEO, Prime Materials Recovery, Inc.

    2014 Honoree: Richard Flavell, PhD, FRS- Yale School of Medicine; Sterling Professor of Immunobiology Chair, Department of Immunobiology, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    2013 Honoree: John F. Lundgren- Chairman & CEO (ret.), Stanley Black & Decker

    2012 Honoree: Liam E. McGee- Former Chairman, President & CEO, The Hartford

Venue

Virtual Program

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