2019 Mountain Valley Chapter Hope Gala

March 30, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT
5:30 pm

Honoring Gail Miller
Presented by Zions Bank


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 Sponsorships

The JDRF Hope Gala offers corporate sponsorship opportunities with customized benefits starting at $3,000+. We also offer a variety of underwriting opportunities in addition to our table sponsorship levels. Please see our Sponsorship Form for more details.

Please contact Michael Somers for questions or additional information.

Purchase Individual Tickets

The price of an individual tickets is $250, which includes a a reserved seat for this exclusive new event, along with dinner, local drinks, unique auction items, and our signature Fund A Cure event.

Tickets will be available soon!

Please contact Amy Colgan with any questions regarding tables and individual tickets.

Donate and Procure Auction Items

Your auction items will make a difference! The amazing generosity and support from our community will ensure the success of our inaugural Gala event.

In Demand Items:

  • Celebrity Opportunities
  • Private Dining Experiences or Cooking Lessons with local chefs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Opportunities
  • Domestic Weekend Getaways and International Travel Packages
  • 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.


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 email Amy Colgan!

Corporate Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


We are proud to honor Gail Miller at our 2019 Hope Gala. Gail’s husband, Larry H. Miller, passed away from type 2 diabetes complications in 2009. Although type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder, the same life threatening complications can develop from both types of diabetes. Gail and her family are committed to funding innovative research that will benefit all affected by diabetes.


The Grand America Hotel

Valet parking will be included for all guests of the Hope Gala. Please enter off of 600 South for our private valet parking and entrance.

If you would like to reserve a room for the night-of at the Grand America Hotel, please contact Amy Colgan.

555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 8411

Event Contact

Amy Colgan
801.736.8582 | ajcolgan@jdrf.org