JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 14, 2019, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

THANK YOU to everyone that made the 2018 JDRF One Dream Gala the most successful event in JDRF history! Stay tuned for more details for 2019.

2019 Event Details

  • Location: Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater

    AUCTION

    The One Dream auction is like none other! Featuring  hundreds of packages, including once-in-a-lifetime experiences, signed memorabilia, luxury items, vacations, and unique opportunities, this is an auction you won’t want to miss.

    BIDPAL

    BidPal electronic 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 start bidding.  Bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!

  • Location: Upstairs in Lakeside Center Ballroom

    Menu details to come.

  • Location: Arie Crown Theater

    Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and concert

  • When entertainment begins, Auction Item Pick Up is available in room E252 (signs and volunteers will guide you).

  • Travel safe and thank you for your support!

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 range from $30,000-$150,000 and are designed to increase your brand’s recognition before, during, and after the Gala. Please contact the JDRF Illinois Gala Team  at 312-670-0313 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

  • The price of an individual ticket is $525, which includes a reserved seat for dinner with open bar, the concert, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program.

    Individual tickets will be available for purchase in August, 2019. Please contact the JDRF Illinois Signature Events Team at 312-416-5072 with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

  • Tables will be available for purchase in August, 2019. To learn more table levels and associated recognition benefits, please contact the JDRF Illinois Signature Events Team at 312-416-5072.

  • Your auction items will 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, expansive silent auctions in Chicago!

    In Demand Items:

    • Private Dining Experiences or Cooking Lessons with local chefs
    • Behind-the-Scenes Opportunities
    • Domestic Weekend Getaways and International Travel Packages
    • Celebrity Opportunities
    • Tickets or Suites for Concerts, Sports, or Shows
    • Vintage Wines and Liquors
    • Golf at Premier Courses
    • Hot Electronic Items
    • High-End Household Goods
    • Designer Fashion Items
    • New Children’s Toys

    Please note: We request that the median value of items be approximately $40 to ensure the highest resale potential to raise the most funds.

    Download the Auction Donation Form and include it with your donation when you send it to the chapter or drop it off.

    Learn how to turn your next gathering into a Party With A Purpose and build the auction at the same time. Or consider a “Virtual” Party With A Purpose.

    Interested in making a difference? Contact Libby Winter (lwinter@jdrf.org) with your auction donations, ideas, questions, or 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 312-416-5071 to learn more!

Thank You to Our 2018 Gala Supporters

Signature Event Supporters

Entertainment

Band Announcement coming June 2019!

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.

Venue

McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater

The One Dream Gala is located in the McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater.

HOTEL
JDRF offers One Dream Gala guests special rates for overnight stays. Check back soon for details.

2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions

Event Contact

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

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