Teaser Tuesday #3: Greater New England Gala Auction

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It’s time for another Teaser Tuesday! We can’t believe we are less than two weeks out from this year’s 41st Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala—One Night, and in anticipation, we are sharing a few more of our amazing auction items that will be available for bidding next week!

Can’t join us in the ballroom? Register as a “Virtual Participant” by visiting  https://bit.ly/JDRFRemoteBid2023 to start bidding the moment the silent auction goes live!

Travel: Four-Day Stay at Comfort Suites Paradise Island | Bahamas
Value: $970

Enjoy a four-day, three-night stay for two at the Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel in the beautiful Bahamas! Just steps away from the world-famous Atlantis Resort, guests of Comfort Suites have full access to Atlantis’ swimming pools, private beach, water park, spa, and more! Includes daily complimentary breakfast at your hotel and access to the restaurants and lounges on both properties, making it easy to enjoy great food and tropical drinks for the entirety of your stay! Special thanks to the Comfort Suites Paradise Island, Scott McConnell, and Molly Walsh.

Sports: Autographed Photo of “The Bear Hug” by Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman
Value: $400

The only thing more memorable than the record number of wins for the Boston Bruins this season, is the famous hug between goalies, Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, after each victory! For the biggest Bruins fan, take home this commemorative framed photograph signed by both players so you can hang on to this fun tradition for years to come! Special thanks to Patricia Seay.

Dining: Cocktails & Cannoli Dessert Tour in the North End | Boston, MA
Value: $400

Indulge in dessert before dinner with this set of four tickets to the Cocktails & Cannoli’s North End Dessert Tour – an all-inclusive walking food tour of Boston’s North End! Skip the lines at some of Boston’s most infamous bakeries to taste delicious drinks and classic cannoli, sampling the best sweets the North End has to offer. Including four unique dessert samples and three cocktail samples, this experience is for anyone with a sweet tooth looking for a fun night out! Special thanks to Cocktails and Cannoli.

Dining: Dinner for Two at Contessa | Boston, MA
Value: $300

A rooftop restaurant in the heart of Boston, Contessa is one of the hottest restaurants around. Adorning the Newbury Boston Hotel like a crown jewel, Contessa brings the elegance of Northern Italy to Boston with vintage design and décor that conjures thoughts of another era. It’s critically acclaimed menu and sweeping views of Boston’s Back Bay and the Boston Public Garden will provide the winner of this package with a dinner for two that is like no other! Special thanks to Major Food Group.

Wine & Liquor: Virtual Whiskey Tasting for Eight
Value: $1,800

Learning should be fun and learning about whiskey should be really fun! Jake Norris is recognized as one of the pioneers of the craft spirits and micro distilling revolution. In this virtual whiskey tasting, Jake will weave together fascinating facts with his 17-year-long industry experience and entertaining stories to engage any audience. Includes whiskeys that will be shipped directly to the winners. Cheers! Special thanks to Jake Norris.

Golf: The Country Club Golf Outing for Three | Brookline, MA
Value: $1,000 

This is your opportunity to play golf at the oldest country club in the United States. Three golfers will be accompanied by a club member at The Country Club in Brookline, MA for an exciting day of golf! As most avid golfers know, The Country Club holds an important place in golf history as one of the five charter clubs that founded the United States Golf Association. The club recently hosted the 2022 US Open and the 2013 US Amateur. Special thanks to Rebecca and Bill Power.

Art: “The Interaction of Red and Deep Hot Pink on Light Pink” Print by Liz Roache
Value: $395

20×24 ink print on paper in a white frame. Color should be a magnetic force that makes people want to stay right in front of it. This is the way Liz Roache treats all of her color work. She uses the finest archival pigments on archival paper for magnificent color saturation and is hand-signed by the artist herself. Special thanks to Liz Roache.

Entertainment: Four Tickets to Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks, Live at Gillette Stadium | Foxboro, MA
Value: $2,575

Music legends Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks, two of the most loved and universally respected entertainers of all time, are coming to Gillette Stadium for one unforgettable evening of live music! The spectacular one-night show on Saturday, September 23, 2023 marks the first time the two have performed on the same stage in New England, and the winner of this package will get four tickets to see all the action! Special thanks to Jaleen and Michael Siekman.

Fashion and Jewelry: ISlide Custom Bathrobe and Slides
Value: $150 

ISlide USA is a custom apparel company based in Boston that celebrates individuality through customization, while inspiring people to “Stand In What You Stand For”, supporting non-profits through their “Pairs With Purpose” initiative. Stars like Simone Biles and Justin Beiber have been spotted wearing ISlide apparel, and you could too! The winner of this package will receive a gift certificate for a custom bathrobe and pair of slides. With hundreds of customizations and logos to choose from, get the perfect set for you! Special thanks to Bill Holmes.

Local Experience: Ride Along and Tour of the Wenham Police Department for Two with Chief Kevin DiNapoli | Wenham, MA
Value: $250

Kevin DiNapoli has been a police officer for 28 years, and is the current Chief of Police in Wenham, MA. He has also lived with T1D for 21 years and is the father of a daughter diagnosed in 2013. The winner of this package will tour the Wenham Police Department, experience a ride-along in a police cruiser, and enjoy lunch with Chief DiNapoli back at the station! Special thanks to Chief Kevin DiNapoli and the Wenham Police Department.


To purchase tickets, support Fund A Cure, become a corporate sponsor, or to learn more about the One Night Gala, please visit: https://bit.ly/JDRFGalaGG2023. 

41st Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala—One Night
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport