2019 Delaware Hope Ball

April 27, 2019, Wilmington, DE
5:30 pm - 11:59 pm

Join us for the 18th annual JDRF Delaware Hope Ball: Into the Blue on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the majestic Hotel duPont. The black tie evening encourages guests to wear their boldest blue in support of JDRF's diabetes research and includes cocktail reception, seated dinner, auctions and entertainment. The Hope Ball brings together more than 300 philanthropic community leaders, all in support of raising critical funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

Event Details

5:30PM - Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM - Dinner, Live Auction & Fund A Cure

9:00 PM - Entertainment

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

PLATINUM SPONSOR | $10,000

  • VIP seating for two tables of ten (20 seats)
  • Premium recognition on all BidPal electronic bidding devices
  • Premium corporate identity throughout the evening
  • Company recognition from the stage at the event
  • Logo recognition on all gala printed materials*
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
  • Rotating sponsor recognition on event screens
  • Recognition in pre- and post-event PR materials
  • Two dedicated social media posts (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Table-side champagne delivery during dinner program
  • Overnight accommodation at the Hotel duPont (1 room)
    Value of goods and services is $3,150

GOLD SPONSOR | $7,500

  • Preferred seating for one table of twelve (12 seats)
  • Prominent corporate identity throughout the evening
  • Company recognition from the stage at the event
  • Logo recognition on all gala printed materials*
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
  • One dedicated social media post (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Rotating sponsor recognition on event screens
    Value of goods and services is $1,800

SILVER SPONSOR | $5,000

  • Preferred seating for one table of ten (10 seats)
  • Corporate identity throughout the evening
  • Name recognition on gala printed materials
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
  • Group social media post (Facebook and Twitter)
    Value of goods and services is $1,500

BRONZE SPONSOR | $3,500

  • Six (6) individual tickets to the gala
  • On-screen name recognition at the event
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
  • Group social media post (Facebook and Twitter)
    Value of goods and services is $900

*Print deadline restrictions apply

Underwriting Opportunities

KEEPING IT SOCIAL: SOCIAL MEDIA | $10,000
Put your brand at the center of conversation with logo displayed on a live Social Wall

  • Recognition during evening on Social Wall displayed
    throughout ballroom across screens and wall displays
  • Four (4) individual tickets to the gala
  • Logo displayed on selfie sticks (one per table)
  • Logo recognition on all gala printed materials*
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
  • Exclusive recognition on chapter’s Facebook and Twitter
    as Social Wall Underwriter
    Value of goods and services is $600


BIDDING FOR A CAUSE: BIDPAL SPONSOR
| $5,000
Electronic bidding where all guests use their smartphone to bid on all silent auction items (four opportunities available)

  • Logo displayed on electronic BidPal system
  • Opportunity to provide a special message to Gala guests
    displayed on BidPal system
  • Logo recognition on all gala printed materials*
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
    100% tax deductible

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: ENTERTAINMENT | $5,000
Kick off the night’s entertainment with exclusive recognition of Gala entertainment

  • Opportunity to introduce evening’s entertainment
  • Logo displayed exclusively on screens during entertainment
  • Logo recognition on all gala printed materials*
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
    100% tax deductible

SWAG BAGS: VIP GIFTS | $3,500
Provide VIP patron gifts placed at event night tables

  • Opportunity to put company logo on gift of your choice
  • Logo on Hope Ball and Chapter websites with company link
    100% tax deductible

 *Print deadline restrictions apply

Auction Donation

Auction
Please consider donating an item to our event night auction. Auction donors receive recognition in our online auction and during the event night. For more information, contact Kat Weldon at kweldon@jdrf.org or 302-888-1117.

Committee Support

Committee
2019 Hope Ball planning is well underway. If you are interested in joining the fun, please contact Catherine Alvarez at calvarez@jdrf.org or 302-888-1117.

Sponsors

Chapter Partners

Guest Information

Sponsorship and Tickets
Join us at the 2019 Hope Ball by becoming an event sponsor or purchasing a ticket. Underwriting sponsorships are available by contacting Catherine Alvarez at calvarez@jdrf.org or 302-888-1117. Individual tickets are $250 or a table of 10 is $2500. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

Event Photos
Click here for event photos from the past Hope Balls.

Social Media
Learn about the latest happenings with the Hope Ball by following the JDRF Delaware Facebook page.

Hotel Accommodation
A room block will be established at the Hotel duPont, with limited rooms. The room block will open in January 2019. Please check here for details or call the JDRF office.

Venue

Hotel duPont

43 West 11th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Directions

Event Contact

Catherine Alvarez
3028881117 | calvarez@jdrf.org