2019 Philadelphia One Promise Gala

April 13, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
6:00 pm

The JDRF Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to the Gatsby-themed One Promise Gala "Enchanted Night: Reach the Unreachable" on April 13, 2019. The 2019 Gala honoree is Daniel Fine, founder and CEO of Neu Brands and co-founder of Team Brotherly Love.


The Eastern PA Chapter of JDRF is pleased to announce that Daniel Fine will receive the JDRF Living and Giving Award at its annual One Promise Gala on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

When Daniel was 11 years old, his brother Jake—then age 7—was diagnosed with T1D. From the moment of Jake’s diagnosis, Daniel led the charge as Jake’s older brother to both protect him and fundraise relentlessly in his honor—hence their organization’s name, Team Brotherly Love.

The first priority for Daniel and his parents was to maintain Jake’s normalcy. Then they went into action, co-founding Brotherly Love with the goal of “Saving Lives and Finding a Cure.” The brothers started and never stopped hustling, recruiting friends, designing apparel, and raising one dollar at a time. What started as a team of two brothers grew to span multiple continents, engage and inspire hundreds of kids, and raise over $2 million!

Daniel is also the founder and CEO of NEU Brands and a 2015 graduate of Penn’s Wharton School. NEU is building the future of retail at the intersection of content and commerce. Its brands include GlassU, ChickaD, and Woolly Threads, and its clients range from the NCAA to the FIFA World Cup to Uber to Fortnite.

At just 25 years old, Daniel has been recognized for his efforts as a member of the “Forbes 30 under 30” and TIME Magazine‘s “TOMORROW 25”. He has received service awards from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and has been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Elite Daily, HuffPost and more.

Daniel has traveled the world representing the U.S. and U.N. in places ranging from Moscow, Russia to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he was recruited to swim at Penn and was a U.S. Junior Olympic, Grand Prix, and Junior National swimmer and tri-athlete and multi-time All-American.

About the 2019 Philadelphia Gala

The JDRF Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter cordially invites you to the Gatsby-themed One Promise Gala “Enchanted Night: Reach the Unreachable” on April 13, 2019. The 2019 Gala honors Daniel Fine, founder and CEO of NEU Brands and co-founder of Team Brotherly Love.

The evening begins at 6:00 PM with cocktails and a unique silent auction, followed by an elegant dinner and a premier live auction. Evening entertainment features a special performance by EBE Talent’s Dreamtime band.

The live auction will be followed by a powerful finale—JDRF’s signature “Fund A Cure” program. During Fund a Cure, guests are given the opportunity to raise their paddles at different donation levels, and 100 percent of all gifts raised go directly to the JDRF research mission—to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.

This is a black tie event.

Lynn Testaiuti, Gala Chair
Lisi Lerch, Gala Chair Emeritus
Lexi Pilgrim, After-Party Co-Chair
Daniel Romanelli, After-Party Co-Chair

Loews Philadelphia reservations may be made at loewsphiladelphiahotel.com. Simply enter your dates of stay and select “Group Rates” from the drop-down menu. This will prompt you to enter the group code, JDRF19.


Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Contact

Melissa DeFreece
610-227-0365 | mdefreece@jdrf.org

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