JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 8, 2018, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us for the 39th annual JDRF One Dream Gala where we will continue the tradition of outstanding entertainment, record-breaking fundraising, and a night of inspiration featuring a special performance by the Barenaked Ladies! Scroll down to find out how to get involved.

2018 Event Details

5:30 Registration and Silent Auction Open

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.

Click here for the latest updates to the complete Auction Catalog.

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!

7:00 p.m. Dinner is Served

Location: Upstairs in Lakeside Center Ballroom

MENU
Baby Greens Salad
with Whipped Feta, Butternut Squash, Shaved Candy Stripe Beets, Pomegranate Seeds, Puffed Quinoa & Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil
Vegetarian

Char Crusted Beef Tenderloin
with Sweet Potato Puree, Asparagus, & Red Wine Demi-Glace Honey

OR, available upon advanced request

Roasted Cauliflower Steak
with Toasted Quinoa, Thumbelina Carrots, Asparagus & Red Pepper Romesco
Vegan

Flourless Chocolate Cake
with Mixed Berries

Please note, our entire menu is gluten free

8:00 Gala Program Begins

Location: Arie Crown Theater

Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and concert

8:35 p.m. (approximately) Silent Auction Electronic Bidding Closes

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

11:30 pm (approximately) The Gala concludes

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.

Donate

Corporate Event Partnerships

Sponsorship provides maximum brand alignment with JDRF and unique exposure to our highly sought-after Gala audience. This year, we have enhanced the benefits and recognition that sponsors receive and almost all are customizable based on your business goals and objectives. 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.

Purchase Individual Tickets

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.

Please visit our website to purchase a ticket, or contact the JDRF Illinois Gala Team at 312-670-0313 with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

Purchase a Table

To learn more table levels and associated recognition benefits, please visit our website, or contact the JDRF Illinois Gala Team at 312-670-0313.

Donate and Procure Auction Items

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. You can also submit a donation electronically on our website.

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.

Volunteer

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 Gala Team at 312-670-0313 to learn more!

Thank You to Our 2018 Gala Supporters

Signature Event Supporters

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Signature Event Supporters

Table Supporters - $25,000+

Table Supporters - $15,000+

Table Supporters - $10,000+

Fund A Cure Supporters - $100,000+

Fund A Cure Supporters - $25,000+

Fund A Cure Supporters - $15,000+

Fund A Cure Supporters - $10,000+

Fund A Cure Supporters - $5,000+

Entertainment

Barenaked Ladies

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?

The 2018 Fund A Cure goal is over $3 million. If you would like to support our mission by making a donation, please visit our website, or contact the JDRF Illinois Gala 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. Click here to learn more and to book your stay or call 888-421-1442 and reference the JDRF Gala 2018 with any questions.

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

Event Contact

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