40th Annual Greater New England Gala—One Night

May 7, 2022, Boston, MA
6:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Thank you for supporting the 40th Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala—One Night! On Saturday, May 7, more than 700 guests joined us both in the ballroom and remotely as we came together and raised more than $2.25 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research! We are so grateful to all of you, our incredible sponsors, volunteers, families, and friends of JDRF for your generosity and ongoing commitment to our mission. A special thanks to Gala Honorees, Vertex Pharmaceuticals & Douglas Melton, Ph.D., and Family, for allowing us the opportunity to recognize your passion and dedication to finding cures for T1D.

One Night Event Details

Thank You to Our 2022 Gala Supporters

Presenting Sponsors - $100,000+

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Presenting Sponsors - $100,000+

Platinum Sponsors - $50,000+

Gold Sponsor - $25,000+

Silver Sponsors - $15,000+

Bronze Sponsors - $10,000+

Patron Sponsors - $7,500+

Hope Sponsors - $5,000+

Dream Sponsors - $2,500+


Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Vertex is honored to be recognized by JDRF at the upcoming
One Night Gala. We are working tirelessly to bring potentially transformative cell therapies to people with type 1 diabetes. Our work would not be possible without the patients who participate in clinical studies, the health care professionals who conduct those studies, and JDRF, whose long-time leadership and commitment to advancing research and advocating for people with type 1 diabetes and their families is changing lives.  – Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Douglas Melton, Ph.D., Gail O’Keefe, and Family
It’s wonderful to be recognized by the organization that shares my own research mission, namely to find a way to relieve the burden of glucose monitoring and insulin injections by providing type 1 diabetics with their own insulin factories: an islet cell transplant.  – Douglas Melton, Ph.D.

Thank you to JDRF for honoring my husband Doug Melton, and to Doug for his tireless work to end this disease. We also want to express our gratitude for the supportive community that JDRF provides, which was so important to us when type 1 diabetes turned our lives upside-down.  – Gail O’Keefe


Boston Marriott Copley Place

110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Event Contact

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

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