JDRF 2020 Hope Gala

December 5, 2020, DC
7:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, December 5, 2020, as we reimagine our 20th Anniversary Hope Gala and come together virtually in support of JDRF.⁣ For more information on this year’s Hope Gala, please contact Stephanie Stuckey at sstuckey@jdrf.org.

Ways to Give

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. 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.

  • For information on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, contact Stephanie Stuckey at (202) 603-7633.

  • Donate an item to our auction here.


Emily Spitzer

Emily Spitzer’s involvement in JDRF began when her daughter, Rebecca, was diagnosed with T1D at 9 months of age. Immediately following the diagnosis, Emily immersed herself both with the local chapter and JDRF International. She has served in numerous leadership roles, including chair of research for the JDRF International Board of Directors. In this role, she was responsible for one of the most significant contributions to the T1D community, the hiring of JDRF’s first internal scientist. Through this contribution and others, Emily led the way for JDRF to develop a more pro-active approach to making funding decisions.⁣ As we celebrate the progress of research over the last 50 years, we honor Emily and all that she has done for JDRF.⁣

Gala Leadership

2020 Hope Gala Co-Chairs

Liz Legg
Mimi Schwartz
Caroline Springer
Susan Traver
Michelle Whitaker

2020 Hope Gala Auction Chair

Denise Neary

2020 JDRF Champions Chair

Olivia Wood

Event Contact

Stephanie Stuckey
202-603-7633 | sstuckey@jdrf.org

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