37th Annual JDRF Boston Gala—One Night

May 11, 2019, Boston, MA
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Honoring Mindy and Dean Maines

Many thanks to everyone who made the 37th Annual JDRF Boston Gala—One Night an evening to remember! An incredible $2.3 million raised for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, bringing together more than 750 guests! We hope that you will save the date for the 38th Annual JDRF Boston Gala—One Night, taking place on Saturday, May 9, 2020!

Thank You to Our 2019 Gala Supporters

Presenting Sponsors - $100,000+

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Presenting Sponsors - $100,000+

Platinum Sponsors - $50,000+

Gold Sponsors - $25,000+

Silver Sponsors - $10,000+

Bronze Sponsors - $7,500+

Table Sponsors - $5,000+

Patron Sponsors - $2,500+

Signature Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Auction Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Graphic Design Sponsor

Dessert Sponsor

Valet Sponsor

Coat Check Sponsor

Smile Sponsor

Honoring Mindy and Dean Maines

Monday, November 4, 2008, that is the day Trevor was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and everything changed for us. He was four years old at the time. It was all so overwhelming. There are no days off with T1D. This disease requires attention every minute of every day; and for the one living with T1D and all of us that care for him, it becomes part of the fabric of our lives, interwoven into everything we do from the way we eat, to the way we sleep, to the way we exercise, and even the way we interact as a family.

Trevor is now 14 and our lives are very different, yet Trevor still has T1D and he will until we can find a cure for this disease. That is why our family became involved with JDRF. JDRF is the leading organization working to discover better treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure for T1D.

In the spring of 2011, we attended our first JDRF Gala. It was an emotional night. The stories shared that evening were Trevor’s story and our family’s story. It was comforting to know that there was a community of people supporting us and an organization devoted to furthering the research that will one day find a cure for T1D. Since that date, we have become increasingly involved with JDRF by forming a family Walk team, the Northshore Sugar Shakers, for the JDRF One Walk; becoming members of the New England Board of Directors; and not only co-chairing the JDRF Boston Gala, but cutting a rug each year to celebrate our accomplishments. Our commitment to JDRF has brought together family and friends throughout the years, and we believe now, more than ever, that JDRF is the organization to support with both our time and money in order to combat this disease.

We are honored to be the 37th Annual JDRF Boston Gala Honorees, and hope you will Be the Momentum, Be the Progress, and Be the Cure and attend this inspiring event on Saturday, May 11, 2019. We invite you to join our family, our community, our village, and celebrate the progress that has been made and the exciting advancements yet to come, so that Trevor and all those living with T1D can eventually lead a normal life, a life free of T1D.  If you are unable to be with us that evening, we hope you will consider making a gift to JDRF through Fund A Cure, because your philanthropic generosity will help support the important research needed to create a world without T1D.

We are so thankful for the support of our family and friends, our JDRF community, and our partnership with this exceptional organization. We hope to see you at the Gala.

Very sincerely,

Mindy, Dean, Abby, Sierra, Trevor, and Emerson

Event Details

  • Upon arrival, please proceed to the third floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

    The JDRF Boston Gala auction is like none other! Featuring more than two hundred packages, including once-in-a-lifetime experiences, signed memorabilia, luxury items, and unique opportunities, this is an auction you won’t want to miss.

    OneCause mobile bidding will be used during the Gala’s silent auction. Guests may bid directly from their smartphone – anywhere and anytime!

    You will receive a text message prior to your arrival at the Gala with information on how to begin bidding. Bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!

  • Grand Ballroom

  • Featuring Boss Band

  • Thank you for your support!


Boston Marriott Copley Place

The JDRF Boston Gala is located in the Grand Ballroom of the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

Parking is available at the Prudential Garage and the Copley Place Garage for a discounted rate of $16 (valid after 5 p.m. and until 2 a.m). To receive this rate, please pick up a parking coupon at Registration when you check in. Additionally, valet parking is available at the Marriott Copley for a rate of $60. Please note that parking, including valet, will be limited.

For guests who wish to reserve a hotel room for the evening of Saturday, May 11, 2019, JDRF has secured a block of rooms at a discounted group rate of $249. To reserve your room, please call the Boston Marriott Copley Place at 617-236-5800 by April 19, 2019 and reference the JDRF Boston Gala with any questions.

110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Event Contact

Christina Roche
781-431-0700 | croche@jdrf.org

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