Los Angeles Imagine Gala

May 12, 2018, Beverly Hills, CA
6:00 pm

Tickets and tables available now! The Imagine Gala, one of Los Angeles' most exciting events, will be held on Saturday, May 12th, at The Beverly Hilton. Thanks to the dedication of hundreds of guests, donors, committee members, and volunteers, the Imagine Gala is a night of inspiration, hope, and outstanding fundraising. Guests will enjoy our expansive silent and exciting live auctions, our signature Fund A Cure program, and a special performance by exciting entertainment. This one-of-a-kind event continues to be one of the largest Galas in Los Angeles and raised $1.11 million in 2017. This is one night you do not want to miss!

Event Details

6:00 PM Registration and Auction


The Imagine Gala 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!

Watch this video  to ensure you’re prepared to bid on all your favorite items on Gala night! If you have questions on this  feature, please contact Joel Marshall.

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!

7:30 PM Dinner is Served and Gala program begins

Ballroom doors open at 7:15 PM.

Menu to be announced soon!

Location: The Beverly Hilton

Live Auction, Fund A Cure, and entertainment.

8:30 PM Silent Auction ends

Auction winners will be notified and can begin to pick their auction items up at 9:45 PM.

Ways to Give

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.


Corporate Event Partnerships

The JDRF Imagine Gala offers corporate event partnerships with customized benefits starting at $2,500+. Please contact Elisabeth Fleshler to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

Purchase Individual Tickets

Gala tickets cost $500, which includes seating for dinner, complimentary drinks, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program.

Please contact Dara Weinraub with any questions regarding individual tickets.

Purchase a Table

Three VIP tables of 10, plus benefits

Two VIP tables of 10, plus benefits

One VIP table of 10, plus benefits

Please contact Dara Weinraub with any questions regarding tables.

Donate 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 Los Angeles!

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
  • Rare, Collector Wines and Liquors
  • Golf at Premier Courses
  • Designer Fashion Items

Fill out the Auction Donation Form and email it to Joel Marshall. Please feel free to reach out to Joel with your auction donations, ideas, or questions.


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 Sue Pietrzak to learn more!

Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors


JDRF is proud to present the T1D Corporate Champion of the Year Award to American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda’s dedication to JDRF and its long-standing support for the communities where they work and live demonstrate the company’s commitment to making the world a better place. On January 1st, Honda lead the 129th Rose Parade with “Power of Dreams Express” and highlighted JDRF as a key philanthropic partner. Living up to their company motto of “being a company that society wants to exist,” Honda’s foundations and charitable giving support a range of local and national initiatives that address the education, health and well being of young people. Steve Morikawa, American Honda Vice President of Corporate Relations & Social Responsibility, will accept the award on the company’s behalf.

Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission, is an incredibly deserving recipient of this year’s Spirit Award. Andy has supported the Los Angeles area for over 30 years through community outreach and services to individuals experiencing homelessness. As an individual with T1D, Andy fears that his children and grandchildren are at risk of developing the disease and is committed to JDRF’s mission.


The Beverly Hilton

9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Event Contact

JDRF Los Angeles
213-233-9910 | dweinraub@jdrf.org