2020 JDRF Dream Gala

April 25, 2020, Dallas, TX
6:00 pm

Honoring Fred Buttrell

The 2020 JDRF Dream Gala is in the process of being reimagined in an effort to keep our community healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned for future communication.

Event Details

  • 6:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

    7:30 PM
    Dinner and Live Auction

    10:00 PM
    Live Entertainment by
    Hunter Sullivan

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Big Board Auction Sponsor

Program Sponsor

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Youth Ambassador Sponsor

Honoree and Chairs

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, JDRF will host its annual Dream Gala at the Omni Hotel to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research! This year marks the 50th anniversary of research and progress for JDRF. We will be honoring, Fred Buttrell, retired CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings and current Executive Advisor of Blue Sea Capital.

In 1993, Fred had just returned from his second tour in the Persian Gulf and was serving as a flight instructor for the F-15E Strike Eagle. After exhibiting the usual symptoms of extreme thirst, urination and weight loss, he visited the doctor for tests. While in the middle of a Naval flight across Yuma, AZ, the announcement came over dispatch, “Eagle flight return to base and get Buttrell on the ground!”. The results were in and Fred was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Needless to say, that was his last flight and he was devastated. Despite the setback, Fred has been fortunate to work in aviation all his professional life and has been working with JDRF in various capacities over the last 25 years.

HONORARY CHAIR
Cliff Harris
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

HONOREE
Fred Buttrell
Blue Sea Capital

GALA CO-CHAIRS
Rob Hamilton
Med-Trans Corporation

Treg Manning
Airbus Helicopters North America

CORPORATE CHAIR
David Strauss
7-Eleven

PRODUCTION CHAIR
David Natinsky
Stature Aviation

AUCTION CHAIR
Elle Paul

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EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
Hunter Sullivan

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
The Omni Dallas Hotel offers a special room rate of $179 to JDRF guests on April 25.  When making your reservation, please request the JDRF Dream Gala rate.

Venue

Omni Dallas Hotel

555 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202
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