2018 20th Annual Promise Gala

April 27, 2018, Grand Rapids, MI
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter and its Gala Committee present the 2018 20th Annual Promise Gala. The evening will include a cocktail hour, seated dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions, a special Fund A Cure segment and entertainment. Proceeds from the 2018 Promise Gala will support the next milestone in diabetes research. As JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, we hope to count on you for your help in taking us a step closer to a cure.


Event Details

Event Details

6:00 – 7:30 PM: Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30 PM:  Dinner, Live Auction, Fund A Cure

9:30 PM:  Entertainment

Attire: Black-tie optional

Attire: Black-tie optional

Auction Bidding

Guests will use their smartphones to bid on exciting silent auction packages. All registered guests will receive a text message prior to arrival at the Gala allowing you to preview the auction items and begin bidding. A 10-digit cell number must be provided to JDRF in order to bid on auction items. Make sure to bring your cell phone fully charged.


There are a number of ways to get involved in the JDRF Promise Gala. You can volunteer for the planning committee that meets monthly between now and the Gala in April. Volunteers are also needed and appreciated in the JDRF Office in the weeks leading up to the Gala. Volunteers will also be needed for Gala set-up during the day on April 27th and in the evening on April 27, 2018.

To volunteer your time, please contact Kim Monks at (616) 222-1239 or kmonks@jdrf.org

Ways to Give

Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure immediately follows the Live Auction portion of the evening. Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation, which will accelerate life-changing research. Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s effective and focused research agenda aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until there is a cure.


Become a Sponsor

Be the company that is helping to create a world without type 1 diabetes.

View full sponsorship benefits here.

Custom sponsorship opportunities also available to suit your company’s partnership goals. We welcome a conversation to explore these opportunities.

Please contact Kim Monks at 616-957-1838 or kmonks@jdrf.org

Donate an Auction Item

Our live and silent auction’s success is largely dependent upon your support and participation. We are asking you to consider donating to our auction this year and bring us one step closer to a cure. Click here submit your donation information.


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Wish Sponsors


JW Marriott

235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Event Contact

Kim Monks
616-57-1838 | kmonks@jdrf.org