JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 11, 2021, Chicago, IL
6:00 pm

Please join us for the 2021 JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala on Saturday, December 11, 2021! After a year of uncertainty, we are thrilled to welcome guests back safely. JDRF is following all CDC and applicable local guidelines and as of October 1, 2021, requires all attendees at in-person events to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID test. Together, let's continue to make T1D history.

2021 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 Michael Mayberry, Associate Executive Director, at mmayberry@jdrf.org or 312-416-5088 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

  • 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.

  • Table and ticket sales are now OPEN! Reserve your spot today at the number #1 fundraising event in Chicago (Crain’s Chicago Business) and enjoy dinner, an expansive auction, inspirational stories, and an exclusive concert. Confirm your table by visiting this link or contacting Melissa North at mnorth@jdrf.org or  (312) 416-5072. We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests again this year.

     

    As of October 1, 2021, JDRF requires all attendees at in-person events to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID test. Additionally, we may modify elements of our event experience including but not limited to capacity, social distancing, food service, or masking. We will remain in communication with our guests as the event approaches. Thank you for your support!

Sponsors

Thank you to the following One Dream Gala sponsors!

Entertainment

Stay tuned for exciting news about this year’s LIVE, in-person entertainment! 

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 Convention Center & Arie Crown Theater

2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions

Event Contact

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

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