25th Anniversary One Hope Ball

May 14, 2022, Albany, NY
6:00 pm

Honoring Fran O'Rourke and KeyBank
Presented by KeyBank

Please join us at the 25th Anniversary One Hope Ball at the Albany Marriott on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This year we are proud to honor Fran O'Rourke and KeyBank for their unwavering support of JDRF's mission and our local T1D community. This black tie event features cocktails, dinner, dancing to The Accents, and a wonderful live and silent auction featuring one of a kind items.

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Celebrate With Us

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the JDRF One Hope Ball, the area’s premiere fundraising gala.  We will proudly honor Fran O’Rourke and KeyBank and raise funds for our local T1D community and support vital research at a national level while celebrating 25 years of promise, progress, and passion. Known for its exquisite live and silent auction, this event sells out every year and is one party you don’t want to miss!  We hope you can celebrate with us.

  • Known for its exquisite live and silent auction, the JDRF One Hope Ball is the area’s premiere black tie event.  This event sells out every year and offers wonderful corporate networking opportunities.  Sponsorship opportunities start at just $3,000.

    Please contact Denise Nicastro at dnicastro@jdrf.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

  • 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.

    Our 2022 Fund A Cure family is The Hover Family.  In August, 7 year old Nolan was diagnosed. Nicole, Nolan’s mom, says “My husband and I both cried the first time we had to hold him down to inject him.  Today, just 7 months later, he is happy. The light that once hid from his eyes has returned. Thanks to the amazing technology available today we have been able to achieve the best control we possibly can.”  Technology only available thanks to JDRF research.

    JDRF has played a key role in the discovery and availability of nearly every major T1D advancement and we can’t stop now. Future breakthroughs start with us and JDRF needs us now more than ever! Every dollar raised through Fund A Cure gets us closer to a world without T1D.


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Fran O’Rourke is the Market President for KeyBank’s Capital Region.  With three family members living with T1D including her daughter who was diagnosed at 11 years old, the weight of managing this chronic disease is quite familiar and personal to Fran and her my family.  Fran has previously served as the Northeastern New York Chapter’s Board President and currently sits on the board.  KeyBank has generously supported the efforts of JDRF and our local T1D community for more than 25 years and they look forward to the day where type one becomes type none!

  • 2020-’21- The Power of Us Virtual Celebration honoring all of our supporters

    2019- Chris Martell and Druthers Brewing Company

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

    2017- Richard A. Rosen and Columbia Development Companies

    2016- Robert M. Curley and Berkshire Bank

    2015- James J. Barba and Albany Medical Center

    2014- Joanne DeNovio BS RN CDE and Sugar Free Gang

    2013- Dr. Jill Abelseth

    2012 – Rosemarie Bogdan and Martin, Harding & Mazzotti

    2011 – Laura & Victor Caponera

    2010 – Rick & Angela Barnett & Blue Slate Solutions

    2009 – Arthur & Nancy Roth

    2008 – Michael Leichmann & Janney Montgomery Scott

    2007 – Anthony Maney

    2006 – Dennis and Cindy Connelly and Connelly Diamond Gallery
    and Mark and Dee Nemith from Nemith Motor Corporation

    2005 – Stefanie, Gregory & Alan Goldstein

    2004 – Tom Hoffman & Hoffman Car Wash

    2003 – Dr. R. Mark Sullivan & The College of St. Rose

    2002 – General Electric


Marriott Albany

Complimentary valet parking will be provided courtesy of Hoffman Car Wash

189 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205

Event Contact

Denise Nicastro
518-605-0594 | dnicastro@jdrf.org

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