5 Ways to Get Involved in the 2020 Promise Gala

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Are you looking for more ways to get involved with JDRF events? Maybe you’ve heard about our annual Promise Gala, but you’ve never attended or took part in the event itself. We’ve came up with 5 ways you can get involved with the Gala this year so you can become a part of the incredible evening!

The 2020 JDRF Western PA Promise Gala will take place on Saturday, April 18th at The Wyndham Grand – Pittsburgh Downtown. JDRF family, friends, and supporters will gather for an unforgettable evening that will include a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, Fund A Cure, and an after party. This annual event raises $1.5 million+ for type 1 diabetes research and would not be possible without YOU!

Here are 5 Ways you can get involved with our 2020 Gala:

1. Attend the Gala
Thinking of attending the Gala? We would love to have you! The evening includes include a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, Fund A Cure, and an after party. We’re sure it’s a night you don’t want to miss! We have sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets available. Visit https://jdrf-westernpa.ejoinme.org/aroundtheworld to purchase your tickets today!

NEW THIS YEAR: The JDRF Promise Gala Golden Paddle! At the Gala, we will have your chance to win a live auction package of your choice. We’ll have 250 total chances priced at $200 each (one per person) available for purchase on the night of the Gala – this means that you have a 1 in 250 chance to WIN a live auction package!

2. Volunteer at the Gala
Volunteering at the Gala is a fun way to support JDRF’s mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. We need help in all areas! We will have a volunteer room where meals and snacks will be served throughout the evening. Detailed information about the Gala will be emailed to volunteers in advance of the event, as well as volunteer training that will explain roles and responsibilities the week before Gala. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Lauren Solomon at lsolomon@jdrf.org.

Some quick things to note: Volunteers MUST be at least 18 years old to participate (Youth Ambassador group disregard). Dress code is cocktail attire. Please arrive on-time for your shift. This event will have over 700 attendees. If you’re unable to fulfill the role you signed up for, please let us know as soon as possible. It will take everyone’s help to make this event a success!

3. Purchase Raffle Tickets
Did you know we have raffles that take place at Gala? Want to win a $5,000 Orr’s Jewelry gift card AND support those impacted by type 1 diabetes before the big night? We have your chance! Raffle tickets for the Orr’s gift card are 1 for $50 or 3 for $125 and can be purchased before Gala or at the event. You do not need to be present at Gala to win. To purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Lauren Solomon at lsolomon@jdrf.org or 412-258-1317.

4. Donate an Auction Item
The JDRF Promise Gala has a very robust silent and live auction. We have something for everyone, from sports memorabilia and weekend vacations to exclusives wines and bourbons. Many of our auction items are things that are not available in stores! If you’re interested in donating, please visit our Item Donation page here. All items donated are tax deductible.

5. Become a Sponsor
Do you want to be known as an organization that is helping to create a world without type 1 diabetes? Do you want to be visible in front of a large audience? If so, please contact Shannon Davis at sdavis@jdrf.org or 412-258-1320 to hear of the perks of sponsoring this year’s Gala! Your support directly impacts the lives of people with T1D and your generosity will be rewarded with an exciting and inspiring evening!

We hope these 5 ways gave you an idea of how you can become a part of this incredible event. Need more information about the Gala? Contact Shannon Davis at sdavis@jdrf.org or 412-258-1320! We hope to see you on April 18th!