Greater New England Gala Auction Sneak Peek

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It’s a new year and JDRF Greater New England is counting down the days to Saturday, May 7 for our 40th Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala—One Night! Thanks to the amazing generosity from our community that has ensured the success of our auction year after year. 

Art | “Small Joys” by Yvonne Claveloux—Value: $1,800

24×24 original canvas painting in a white frame. Yvonne Claveloux is a Connecticut-born abstract artist who studied fashion design in Milan, Italy and eventually became the head stylist for atHome Magazine. Her use of vibrant colors, organic shapes and uninhibited brush strokes merge on her canvasses to evoke a sense of spontaneous energy. Generously donated by Yvonne Claveloux.


Dining | Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck—Value: $900
Don’t worry, be happy! This Jamaican food truck will come to your home and serve your 20 guests chips and tropical salsa, jerk chicken, beef patties, rice and beans, plantains, and roasted vegetables. The Jamaica Mi Hungry restaurant located in Jamaica Plain was voted one of the best new restaurants in Boston in 2019. Be on the lookout for another location coming to the Seaport soon! The owners generously donated many meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ernie is a huge supporter of JDRF and has generously donated his truck five years in a row! Generously donated by Ernie Campbell.


Jewelry | M. Flynn Disc Charm Necklace—Value: $450

This 14K yellow gold engravable charm measures 15mm and looks great worn alone, or layered with other pieces. The perfect addition to your jewelry collection! Courtesy of Boston-based jeweler, M. Flynn. 






Travel | Four Night stay at Kilkea Castle in Kildare, Ireland—Value: $2,820
Once the medieval stronghold of the Earls of Kildare, this fully renovated castle is the perfect destination for two to experience the authentic, enriching Irish countryside in a room fit for a king! Includes a daily round of golf on the castle’s course, a full Irish breakfast every morning, and €100 to the Spa at Kilkea Castle. Family-owned and managed, Kilkea Castle will enchant you from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hill. Generously donated by Jay Cashman. 


Sports | Red Sox Adventure—Value: $750
Join Tommy Kelley, a 25-year-old with T1D, and his brother Patrick for a VIP tour of Fenway and the Red Sox front office. Watch pregame batting practice from the field and write your own message for the right field scoreboard mid-game. Includes four tickets to a mutually agreeable game either this season or next! Generously donated by Patrick Kelley.



Home and Garden | Giant Yard Connect 4—Value: $120
Step up your game with this life size version of the classic four in a row game from SWOOC Games. This oversized board game stands over 2ft tall x 3ft wide. SWOOC Games has a net zero carbon footprint, planting trees to offset 100% of their carbon emissions. Every order plants a tree, and all games come with a certificate for the tree planted. Additionally, they partner with TREES, a nonprofit to help struggling farmers across the continent of Africa.  Have fun with your family while supporting both the environment and JDRF! Generously donated by Lara and Bill Riley.


Liquor | Rémy Martin XO Fine Champagne Cognac—Value: $210
You can enjoy Rémy Martin XO neat or on the rocks. According to Baptiste Loiseau, Cellar Master of the House of Rémy Martin, XO also expresses its full potential as an aperitif, on the rocks. Ideal when enjoyed between connoisseurs who can together appreciate its infinitely aromatic richness. The delicate aromas of Rémy Martin XO are also perfect when mixed into an Old Fashioned. For an ideal pairing, XO can be accompanied with a cigar or chocolate. Generously donated by Lisa Barnes and Andy Sugg.


Health and Beauty | Jesamondo Salon & Spa Hydra Facial Package—Value: $370
Pamper yourself with this gift certificate for a Hydra Facial plus wash and blow dry, gel manicure and classic pedicure at Jesamondo Salon & Spa in Natick! Generously donated by Jesamondo Salon & Spa.






40th Annual JDRF Greater New England GalaOne Night!
May 7 | Boston Marriott Copley Place

Please join us for One Night, where we will celebrate how far we have come toward the One Day when we will celebrate a cure. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets for the event, please visit our website or contact Christina Roche at or 781-431-0700.