JDRF One Hope Ball

November 9, 2019, Albany, NY
6:00 pm

Honoring Chris Martell and Druthers Brewing Company
Presented by Druthers Brewing Company

Join us at the 23rd Annual JDRF One Hope Ball at the Albany Marriott on Saturday, November 9, 2019. This year we are proudly honoring Chris Martell and Druthers Brewing Company. This black tie event features cocktails, dinner, dancing to The Accents, and a wonderful live and silent auction featuring one of a kind items.

Event Details

Fund A Cure, Auction, and Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

  • As JDRF supporters, we have the power and ability to cure T1D.  As corporate leaders, we have the honor of transforming our world and the responsibility to engage our community in this legacy.

    Join us in sponsoring this year’s JDRF One Hope Ball.  We offer a range of sponsorship levels with a variety of benefits.  Please contact our chapter at  518-477-2873 to discuss what level best suits your company.

  • Can’t attend but still wish to bid on our incredible silent auction?  Sign up to become a remote bidder!

    To become a remote bidder you must sign up and register your credit card prior to November 6, 2019.  Then, on November 9th you will receive a text message inviting you to view and bid on any silent auction packages directly from your mobile phone.  Bidding will end later that evening.  If you are the winner of any items, the office will contact you to arrange pick up.  Click here to register.

  • Our auction has the reputation as being one of the best in the area.  Our live and silent auction packages are highly sought after and often result in bidding wars.

    Become part of the cure by donating an item to be included in our live or silent auction.  Please contact our chapter at 518-477-2873 to discuss your auction item donation.


2019 One Hope Ball Honoree, Chris Martell, CEO Druthers Brewing Company

  • 2018- Bill Lia, Jr. and The Lia Group Companies

    2017- Richard A. Rosen and Columbia Development Companies

    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

Thank you to our sponsors and committees who help make this event a huge success

Corporate Committee

Chris Martell, Honoree, Druthers Brewing Company

Bill Lia Jr., Chair, Lia Group Companies

Robert M. Curley, Berkshire Bank

Pamela Sawchuk Brown, Albany Medical Center

Todd Curley, Prime Companies

Carmine DeCrescente, DeCrescente Distributing Company

Darren Donohue, D&D Power Inc.

Dan Fariello, Capital Bank/Chemung Canal Trust Company

Michael Hoffman, Hoffman Warnick LLC

Madeline Kauffman, Nolan Heller Kauffman LLP

Brian Martell, Druthers Brewing Company

Scott Martell, Druthers Brewing Company

Murray C. Massry, Tri City Rentals

Denise Nicastro, Pandion Optimization Alliance

John J. Nigro, Nigro Companies

Fran O’Rourke, Key Private Bank

Richard A. Rosen, Columbia Development Companies


Procurement Committee

Laura J. Caponera, Chair         Amy R. Hoffman

Barbara Brindisi                         Miranda Lia

Dennis Connelly                         Michelle DeVito Marinello

Lona DeBellis                             Mallory Massry

Cheryl DeSimone DeVito         Anne Marie McDaniel

Karen Generali                           Kristie Smith-Trudell

Kristen Caponera Gil                Jackie Thyrring






Albany Marriott

There will be complimentary valet parking for all One Hope Ball guests.

A discounted room block has been reserved for guests of the One Hope Ball.  Please call the Marriott at 518-458-8444 and mention JDRF to reserve your room.

189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

Event Contact

Ellen Pickett
518-477-2873 | epickett@jdrf.org

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