2019 JDRF Maryland Hope Gala

November 2, 2019, Baltimore, MD
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Bringing together hundreds of prominent community members and leaders, the JDRF Annual Maryland Hope Gala aims to raise awareness and fund research aimed at treating, and eventually curing, T1D. A black-tie optional event, the Hope Gala offers guests an extravagant night of fine dining, entertainment, as well as silent and live auctions. More information coming soon!

2019 Event Details

  • Location: Lobby outside Hilton Ballroom

    AUCTION

    The Hope 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.

    OneCause

    OneCause 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: Hilton Ballroom

    Menu details to come.

  • More details to come.

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
  • Sponsorship provides maximum brand alignment with JDRF and unique exposure to our highly sought-after Gala audience. Packages range from $2,500-$25,000 and are designed to increase your brand’s recognition before, during, and after the Gala. Please review our Sponsorship Brochure here or contact Katie Blaha  at 443-792-4235 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

    To register or make a sponsorship payment, please click here.

  • The price of an individual ticket is $350, which includes a reserved seat for dinner with open bar, the after party, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program. A table seats ten and is $3,500.

    To purchase a ticket or table, please visit this link. Please contact Katie Blaha at 443-792-4235 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 Maryland!

    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.

    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 Mallory White (mawhite@jdrf.org) 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 Katie Blaha at 443-792-4235 to learn more!

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 click this online link or contact Katie Blaha at 443-792-4235.

Venue

Hilton Baltimore

401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Directions

Event Contact

Katie Blaha
443-792-4235 | kblaha@jdrf.org

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