Thank You for Your Support of the 2021 JDRF Greater New England Chapter—One Virtual Gala!

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On Saturday, May 8, more than 500 guests joined us as we came together and raised more than $1.6 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research! We are so grateful to all of you, our incredible sponsors, families, and friends of JDRF for your generosity and ongoing commitment to our mission!

This year, we were privileged to honor Ropes & Gray for their steadfast commitment to JDRF—thank you for allowing us the opportunity to recognize your tremendous support throughout the years!

Once again led by our outstanding emcees and friends, Vanessa Welch and Mark Ockerbloom of Boston 25 News, the evening’s program highlighted inspiring stories from members of our T1D community across Maine, eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. If you missed the Gala livestream on Saturday evening or you are like us and want to view the program over and over again, please visit

Fund A Cure
There is still time to donate to Fund A Cure! One of the most powerful aspects of the Gala each year takes place during Fund A Cure, and as we witnessed on Saturday, this community’s voice is powerful! Gifts to Fund A Cure are 100% tax deductible and critical as ever, as they directly support ground-breaking T1D research. If you or someone you know is interested in supporting, please visit

Thank You to our JDRF One Virtual Gala Partners
The evening would not have been possible without the astounding support of our JDRF community. We are so thankful for the generosity of our Signature Sponsor, Bain Capital Community Partnership, and to all of our incredible sponsors noted below. We offer very special thanks to the amazing Gala Committee led by Procurement Chair, Dawn McGrew, and Gala leadership Jaleen Siekman, Cathy Walter, Jamie O’Riordan, and Sherri Panaro for your unwavering efforts to make the evening both successful and memorable; our Corporate Development Committee, led by Chair, Jon Freni, and to the Greater New England Community Board, led by President, Colin Motley and Vice President, Bob Durkee, for your dedication and leadership throughout the year. Many thanks to Brian Smith for always bringing your talent and passion to this event through your remarkable storytelling, and for truly going above and beyond to help us bring this year’s program to the virtual stage! To all of our featured T1D Champions–thank you for sharing your stories of inspiration and hope with our community!

Please join us in recognizing, supporting, and thanking our generous sponsors!