2019 Hope Gala

February 2, 2019, Winston-Salem, NC
5:30 pm

Honoring Ron & Linda Wellman

Join JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter and 1,000 guests by supporting the 2019 Hope Gala, an inspiring evening that will raise funds for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and create awareness for the progress being made toward creating a world without T1D.

Event Details


    The Hope Gala auction is like none other! Featuring  hundreds of packages, including once-in-a-lifetime experiences, signed memorabilia, luxury items, vacations, and unique opportunities, this is an auction you won’t want to miss.

    OneCause (BidPal)

    OneCause (previously called BidPal) electronic bidding will be used during the Gala’s silent auction. Guests may bid directly from their smartphone – anywhere and anytime!

    Watch this video  to ensure you’re prepared to bid on all your favorite items on Gala night! If you have questions on this  feature, please contact the Gala Team.

    You will receive a text message prior to your arrival at the Gala with information on how to start bidding.  Bid early and often right from your fully charged smartphone!

  • Location: Ballroom

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.

  • The JDRF Hope Gala offers corporate event partnerships with customized benefits starting at $4,000+.

    Please click here to purchase a corporate sponsorship  or contact the JDRF Triad Gala Team at (336) 373-1768 to learn more about our corporate event partnership opportunities.

  • The price of an individual ticket is $250, which includes a reserved seat for dinner with open bar, the concert, and the opportunity to participate in the auctions and Fund A Cure program.

    To purchase tickets, please click here.

    Please contact the JDRF Triad Gala Team at (336) 373-1768 for any questions.

  • To purchase a table, please click here.

  • Your auction items will make a difference! The amazing generosity and support from our community has ensured the success of our auction year after year – and today we have one of the most unique, expansive silent auctions in the Triad area!

    In Demand Items:

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

  • If you are interested in volunteering at the Hope Gala or assisting with the preparations leading up to the event, please contact Carlyn Sautter at 336-455-7905 or csautter@jdrf.org.  A list of volunteer times and descriptions are listed in this link, if you’d prefer to sign up to volunteer via SignUpGenius.

    Thank you for your help – we couldn’t do it without you!


Benton Convention Center

301 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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