One Hope Ball

November 11, 2017, Albany, NY
6:00 pm

Honoring Richard A. Rosen and Columbia Development Companies

Join us for the 21st Annual One Hope Ball. The evening features cocktails, dinner, dancing and a wonderful live and silent auction featuring one of a kind items. This year we are proud to honor Richard A. Rosen and Columbia Development Companies.


Event Details

Silent Auction Preview

Some of our Silent Auction items include:

  • David Yurman Continuance Ring valued at $1,250
  • Weekend Stay at Whiteface Lodge and dinner at Mirror Lake Inn
  • Tailgate Package complete with Yeti Cooler, portable grill, and craft beer selection
  • Newton Plaza shop around – gift certificates to various shops and restaurants!
  • Vintage designer purse section
  • La-Z-Boy recliner for your man cave
  • State of the art Koozam Drone

The silent auction will also contain spa packages, restaurant certificates, children’s baskets, and much more!

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.


Fund A Cure Opportunities

Since its inception in 1970, JDRF has funded virtually every major breakthrough in diabetes research.  The path to a cure for diabetes is as complex as the disease itself- but tremendous progress is being made every day- and the goal is in sight.

With your help, imagine…

A future where tight glucose control is maintained automatically.

A future where a simple procedure eliminates the need for insulin for up to 24 months.

A world where a single daily dose gives people with T1D insulin only when they need it.

A future without the threat of T1D affecting future generation kids and adults.

In the ball room we will present opportunities to Fund A Cure at $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, and $100 level.  Simply raise your paddle at the level you wish to give.

If you would like to donate to Fund A Cure and are unable to attend the One Hope Ball, please click on the donate button above.


Thank you.  Together we will cure T1D.


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Richard A. Rosen of Columbia Development Companies has been selected as the 2017 One Hope Ball honoree.  Rich is Partner and Vice President of Columbia Development Companies where he has been an integral part of the team for 28 years. Prior to joining Columbia Development, Rich worked for long time affiliate BBL Construction Services as a Construction Project Manager. Rich serves as the Chairperson for the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, coaches SMS CYO basketball, and volunteers for many local charities including JDRF. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the State University of New York at Albany.

Past Honorees

2016- Robert M. Curley

2015- James J. Barba

2014- Joanne DeNovio, RN, CDE

2013- Jill Abelseth, MD

2012- Rosemarie Bogdan and Marting Harding and Mazzotti

2011- The Caponera Family

2010- The Barnett Family

2009- Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. and Nancy Roth

Event Information

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Albany Marriott

Complimentary, valet parking available for One Hope Ball guests.

JDRF has secured a reduced room rate of $89 at the Albany Marriott for all guests who wish to stay overnight.  To book a room, please call the Albany Marriott at (518) 458-8444 and mention JDRF.

189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

Event Contact

Denise Nicastro
518-477-2873 |