JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala
December 14, 2019, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thank you to everyone who made the 40th annual JDRF One Dream Gala a historic success. Everyone enjoyed a night of outstanding entertainment, record-breaking fundraising, and a night of inspiration featuring a special performance by Third Eye Blind! Together we raised more than $7 million to fund ground-breaking research to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).
2019 Event Details
Location: Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater
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 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
2019 One Dream Gala Menu
Winter Vegetable Salad
Heirloom Carrots, Watermelon Radish, Fennel, Candy Stripe and Golden Beets, Crispy Lotus Root and Maple-Citrus Dressing
(Vegetarian, 19 Carbohydrates)
Rosemary Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Baby Broccoli, Black Truffle Potato Pave, Roasted Cippolini Onions, Red Wine Demi-Glace
OR, available upon advanced request
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Eggplant
Wild and Brown Rice, Hericot Verts, Blistered Tomato Compote
(Vegetarian, 56 Carbohydrates)
OR, available to Pescatarians or non-red meat guests
Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut
Baby Broccoli, Blend of Wild Rice, Winter Squash, Edamame, Asparagus, and Shitake Mushrooms (Served with Lemon-White Wine Butter)
PureCircle Ice Cream
Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Coffee & Rabanaberry
Gourmet ice cream with zero added sugars and is sweetened with PureCircle’s next generation stevia leaf ingredients
Please Note: Entire menu is Gluten Free
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.
Secure your place at the One Dream Gala by reserving a table or purchasing an individual ticket today. Your ticket includes a reserved seat for dinner with open bar, concert, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program.
Click here to learn more. Please contact the JDRF Illinois Signature Events Team at 312-416-5072 with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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!
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Signature Event Sponsors
Table Supporters - $25,000+
Table Supporters - $15,000+
Table Supporters - $10,000+
Fund A Cure Supporters - $250,000+
Fund A Cure Supporters - $100,000+
Fund A Cure Supporters $50,000+
Fund A Cure Supporters - $25,000+
Fund a Cure Supporters - $15,000+
Fund A Cure Supporters - $10,000+
Fund A Cure Supporters - $5,000+
Since 1997, San Francisco’s Third Eye Blind have recorded four best-selling albums and recently released “the 20th Anniversary” edition of their 7 million selling self-titled debut. A new record is expected in 2019. Don’t miss your chance to catch them at the JDRF Gala on December 14!
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.
McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater
The One Dream Gala is located in the McCormick Place Lakeside Center and Arie Crown Theater.
McCormick Place Valet Parking: $35
Self-park (Lot C suggested): $23
JDRF offers One Dream Gala guests special rates for overnight stays at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Click here to learn more and book your stay or call (402) 593-6018 and reference the JDRF One Dream Gala 2019 with any questions.
Please note after Friday, November 15th, guestroom availability and rates are subject to the hotel’s availability at the time of the request.
2233 S Dr. Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
Arie Crown Theater Address:
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
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