Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, April 27th: 29th Annual Portland Hope Gala!


This year’s Portland Hope Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, in Portland, Oregon at the Sentinel Hotel.

What to Expect: 

Prepare for an evening of elegance and philanthropy as we gather to raise funds for groundbreaking T1D research and support programs. Hear from individuals whose lives have been impacted by T1D. Indulge in a culinary experience crafted by Jake’s. Get ready to bid on exclusive experiences, luxury items, and special curated items in both our live and silent auction! 

Join Us! 

Secure your spot at the 29th Annual JDRF Portland Hope Gala today! Tickets and tables are available to purchase here. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected by T1D while enjoying an unforgettable evening of celebration and camaraderie.  

This year we thank our Family Honoree Jeff & Katie Terrill and the Terrill Family along with our Corporate Honoree Southern Glazer’s for their commitment to Creating a World Without Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

The Terrill Family’s Story  

When Truman, a vibrant 5-year-old, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2022, his family’s world shifted. Suddenly, they found themselves thrust into a new reality of constant vigilance, where every meal, every activity, and every moment required careful consideration of Truman’s blood sugar levels.  

Despite the challenges, they remain hopeful that a cure is possible with the support of JDRF.  

Now, as the Family Honoree at this year’s JDRF Portland Hope Gala, coinciding with Truman’s 2nd Year Diaversary, they are eager to pay it forward. Their goal? To help raise over $750,000, propelling research forward and bringing hope to countless families like theirs.  

With each donation, they move one step closer to Turning Type One into Type None. Join them in their mission to create a world where Truman and all those with T1D can live without the burden of this life threatening disease.  

Other ways to get involved:  

  1. Purchase sponsorship, buy a table or tickets to the Hope Gala, and join us for an incredible evening including exciting live and silent auctions featuring selections of specialty spirits and rare fine wines in the silent auction. Hope Gala Sponsorship, Tables, and Tickets site. 
  2. Make a donation to our Fund-A-Cure paddle raise in honor of the Terrill family: Fund-A-Cure donation site.
  3. Donate a package or item for our live and silent auction. Please contact Alison Bruun at or donate on our website here.

You can also support our auction through the purchase of an item from our 2024 JDRF Portland Hope Gala | Auction Wish List