One Dream Gala, Saturday, December 10, 2022

JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

December 10, 2022, Chicago, IL
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (Central Time)

Join JDRF Illinois and One Dream Gala Leadership on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at McCormick Place and Arie Crown Theater. This year's event will feature a fantastic silent and live auction, inspirational stories from the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, and exciting live entertainment. More details coming soon!

2022 Event Details

  • Location: Lobby outside Arie Crown Theater

    AUCTION

    The One Dream Gala auction is like none other! Featuring hundreds of packages, including once-in-a-life experiences, signed memorabilia, luxury items, 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!

  • Location: Upstairs, Lakeside Center Ballroom

  • Location: Arie Crown Theater

  • When entertainment begins, Auction item pick-up is available in room E252 (signs and volunteers will guide you).

Ways to Get Involved

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.

  • Tickets are $625.00 each and tables of ten seats range from $6,000 to $25,000. Table and ticket sales will open soon! If you are eager to make your reservation, please contact Melissa North at mnorth@jdrf.org or (312) 416-5072.

  • One Dream Gala sponsorship provides maximum brand alignment and unique exposure to the Gala audience. Packages range from $35,000-$150,000 and are designed to increase your company’s recognition before, during, and after the Gala. Please contact Michael Mayberry to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunity.

  • Your auction items make a difference! The amazing generosity and support from our community has ensured the success of our auction year and year. Today, we have one of the most unique, expansive silent auctions in Chicago!

    Consider donating an “in demand” item:

    • Private dining experience 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 packages at premier courses

    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 more about joining the Gala auction committee.

  • Volunteer registration will open in September. JDRF is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help with many chapter activities. If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities and deepening your involvement with JDRF, please contact Stefi Rodriguez today!

Entertainment

Stay tuned for exciting details about this year’s live entertainment coming very soon! 

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. Stay tuned for information about room blocks at the Hyatt Regency and Marriot Marquis. Please contact Melissa North with any questions.

2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
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Event Contact

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

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