JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 11, 2021, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm

Please join us for the 2021 JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala on Saturday, December 11! The One Dream Gala will be in-person this year and protecting the health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. JDRF’s policy is that all event guests, volunteers, and staff must be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event date. 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.

  • 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!

  • Sponsorship provides maximum brand alignment with JDRF and unique exposure to our highly sought-after Gala audience. Packages start at $35,000 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 visit our website or contact the Signature Events Team at GalaIL@jdrf.org today.

Sponsors

Thank you to the following Corporate Sponsors!

Entertainment

Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including We Belong, Invincible, Love Is A Battlefield, Promises In The Dark, We Live For Love, and Heartbreaker.

Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as nineteen Top 40 hits. They have sold over thirty million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY® awards. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades. Pat and Neil continue to tour, selling out concerts everywhere. Their chemistry will undoubtedly be thrilling music fans forever.

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

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. You can make reservations at either the Hyatt Regency or the Marriot Marquis. Please contact Melissa North with any questions.

2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions

Event Contact

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

More from the Illinois Chapter

Chapter Homepage