JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala–Close to Home

December 12, 2020
6:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, December 12, 2020 and help open doors to a world free from type 1 diabetes (T1D). The fight for T1D cures continues and your support is more crucial than ever. This year's event will bring all your favorite parts of the Gala right to your home including a robust silent and live auction, inspirational stories from the T1D community, and live entertainment.

2020 Event Details

Ways to Get Involved

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.

  • Sponsorship provides maximum brand alignment with JDRF and unique exposure to our highly sought-after Gala audience. Packages start at $30,000 and are designed to increase your brand’s recognition before, during, and after the Gala.

    Contact Anthony Geraci, Director of Corporate and Marketing Partnerships, at ageraci@jdrf.org or 312-447-2323 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

  • All Gala Dinner Packages are inclusive of recognition benefits, hospitality benefits, and access to the Gala Virtual Experience. We are happy to work with you to develop the best evening experience for you and your family and friends, as there is a place for everyone on Saturday, December 12th.

    Learn more about our unique dinner packages HERE.

    Contact Mykel Vandenberg at mvandenberg@jdrf.org or 312-416-5072 for additional information.

  • Your auction items make a difference! The amazing generosity and support from our community has ensured the success of our auction year after year – and today we have one of the most unique and expansive silent auctions in Chicago.

    Interested in making a difference? Contact Libby Winter at lwinter@jdrf.org or 312-447-7953 with your auction donations, ideas, questions, or to learn about joining the Gala auction committee.

  • JDRF is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help with many Chapter activities. If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities or deepening your involvement with JDRF, please contact the JDRF Illinois Signature Events Team at GalaIL@jdrf.org today.

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Entertainment

Performing LIVE at this year’s One Dream Gala–Close to Home: John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting!

Join us for the JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala – Close to Home on December 12 and experience an intimate, live performance with Grammy-nominated John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting!

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit, and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums by Five For Fighting, the hockey moniker stage name under which he performs, Ondrasik has seen multitudes of successes. Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman,” and John’s performance at The Concert For New York.

Ondrasik proceeded to become part of the American songbook with the iconic hit “100 Years,” “World,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” and “What If.” John’s music has been featured in over 350 films, TV shows, and advertisements ranging from The Blind Side to The Sopranos. In 2018 John was the musical voice for the CBS hit show Code Black.

John has also been deeply involved in supporting our troops. From USO tours, supporting several Veteran oriented charities, and distributing over a million “CD for the Troops” to servicemen and their families around the world.

Fund A Cure Program

Donate to Fund A Cure. Make a difference. Change lives.

What is Fund A Cure?

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.

Where do Fund A Cure donations go?

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.

How can I make a Fund A Cure donation?

If you would like to support our mission by making a donation, please contact the JDRF Illinois Signature Events Team at 312-670-0313.

Event Contact

JDRF Illinois Signature Events Team
312-670-0313 | galail@jdrf.org

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