On Saturday, April 14th, members of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community came together to attend the JDRF Spring Gala with one goal in mind: creating a world without type 1 diabetes. The event was a resounding success, raising nearly $430,000 to fund type 1 diabetes research. None of this progress would have been possible without the tireless work of our Gala chairs, committee members, donors, attendees, and volunteers—we cannot thank you enough!
We were proud to honor three key members of the JDRF Western Wisconsin Chapter family: Maureen Berghoefer, Joe & Cindy Brady, and UW Health. These individuals received the Living and Giving Award for their incredible contributions to the Chapter. Another highlight from the night was hearing from our Fund A Cure family, the Pope family. Their story resonated with the room and inspired an incredible amount of donations. Thank you to the Maureen, Joe & Cindy, UW Health, the Pope family, and everyone who attended to support them!
It is also important to acknowledge the sponsors who made a significant impact on the night. A special thank you to our 2018 sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Hallick Holdings and Investment, Inc.
Reception Beverages Sponsor: Wisconsin Brewing Company
Dream Sponsor: UW Health & Quartz
Hope Sponsors: Boardman & Clark, Clark & Gotzler, Event Essentials, First Choice Dental, Madison Family Dental, Union Bank & Trust Company
Reception Beverages Sponsor: Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Promise Sponsor: Baker Tilly, Firefighters Local 311 Charities, Foley & Lardner, Friends of Diabetes Research, Gorman & Company, Grams Insurance Agency, J.H. Findorff and Son Inc., Novo Nordisk, Oak Bank, Odorico Family, Servpro, SVA Certified Accountants, TASC, UW Department of Radiology, UW Division of Transplantation, WPS Health Solutions
Thank you everyone for a wonderful night and your commitment to JDRF! Make sure to save the date for next year’s Gala: Saturday, April 13, 2019.