42nd Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala—One Night 2024

April 6, 2024, Boston, MA
6:00 pm (Eastern Time)

42nd Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala—One Night 2024

April 6, 2024, Boston, MA
6:00 pm (Eastern Time)


Event Leadership

Dawn McGrew


Crista Bode

Vice Chair

Maureen Conway

Procurement Chair

Jamie O'Riordan

Marketing and Communications Chair

Sherri Panaro

Volunteer Chair

Cathy Walter

Guest Experience Chair

Lisa Barnes
Adriana Bauzá
Terri Byerly
Shari Cashman
Kristine Cauti
Cheryl Cotney
Kelly Diomandes
Lisa Dunne
Cara Hills

Joan Kelley
Marla Kovner
Mindy Maines
Moira McCarthy Stanford
Teresa Miller
Caroline Olwell
Rebecca Power
Lara Riley
Nancy Selldorff

Shal Shahani
Jaleen Siekman
Brian Smith
Daniela Stanley
Christine Tolman
Johanna Tolman
Lisa F. Wallack
Molly Walsh
Elizabeth Marx Wexelblatt

Liz Chang

Corporate Development Committee Co-Chair

Corey Rosenfield

Corporate Development Committee Co-Chair

Brian Acampora
Doug Cauti
Todd Cormier
David Cotney
Jonathan Freni

Scott Goodrich
Colin Motley
Bill Power
Jaleen Siekman
Michael Siekman

Michael Stanley
Ryan Stuebe
Maureen Toohey
Keith Wexelblatt
Robert Windsor

Jaleen Siekman

Board President

David Cotney


Brian Colton

Community Engagement Chair

Doug Cornelius

Nominating and Board Development Chair

Lisa Barnes
Adriana Bauzá
Maggie Berkeley
Jim Bode
Maria Conroy
Bob Durkee
Jonathan Freni
Noah Gardner

Katharine Garvey
Adrian Gonzalez
Scott Goodrich
Phyllis Grant
Matt Holmes
Dean Kamen
Dawn McGrew
Alan Moses

Ellen O’Donnell
Jamie O’Riordan
Stefany Shaheen
Michael Stanley
Ryan Stuebe
Maureen Toohey
Cathy Walter

Event Details

Lisa and Neil Wallack

One Night Gala Honorees

Please join us at the 42nd Annual JDRF Greater New England Gala–One Night! It promises to be a joyful night filled with inspiration and hope as we bring together so many from our community who are impacted by type 1 diabetes (T1D) to celebrate how far we have come, and to renew our commitment to curing and preventing this disease.

We are so humbled to be this year’s Gala honorees and so grateful for the support of our amazing friends, colleagues, and the JDRF community. We hope that you will join us this year at the Gala to celebrate all that we have accomplished and to reaffirm our commitment to JDRF and our shared goal of a world without T1D. If you are unable to be with us in person, we hope that you will contribute to the event by making a donation.

With heartfelt thanks for your ongoing generous support!

Lisa and Neil Wallack

6:00 p.m. Registration and Silent Auction
Location: Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Second Floor

The JDRF Gala auction is like no 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.

Mobile Bidding:
Mobile bidding will be used during the Gala’s silent auction. Guests attending both in-person and remotely may bid directly from their smartphone–anywhere and anytime! You will receive a text message in the days leading up to the event with information on how to begin bidding. Bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!

7:30 p.m. Dinner and Formal Program
Location: Ensemble Ballroom, Second Floor

Led by our Gala Emcees, Vanessa Welch and Mark Ockerbloom of Boston 25 News, join us for an inspired program featuring remarks from leaders in our T1D community, and a one-of-a-kind live auction.

10:00 p.m. Dessert, Coffee, and Entertainment

Midnight – The Gala Concludes

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
The JDRF Gala will be held on the second floor in the Ensemble Ballroom of the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport.

Valet and self-parking will be available at the hotel. For all parking options, please arrive at the venue using 7 World Trade Center Avenue, Boston, MA as the address (NOT Congress Street).

Hotel Accommodations
For guests who wish to reserve a hotel room for the evening of Saturday, April 6, 2024, JDRF has secured a block of rooms at a discounted group rate of $349. To reserve your room, please visit https://bit.ly/jdrfgalaomniroom2024 and book by March 8, 2024. Space is limited!

Hot Mess


JDRF is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help with many chapter activities. To ensure our the evening is a success, we are looking to recruit 120+ volunteers to fill a variety of positions to provide assistance, support, and energy throughout the evening. This is an incredible way to gather a few of your family and friends and assist the JDRF community in surpassing our goal of raising $2.6 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this very meaningful way, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form or contact the JDRF Team. You may also call 781-431-0700 to learn more!

April 6, 2024
Starts: 6:00 PM
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Boston, MA 02210
Christina Roche
Greater New England Chapter
Mail donations to:

PO Box 5009
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5009


Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Hope Sponsors

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