The 2022 JDRF Hope Gala
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Iowa Events Center - Grand Ballroom
Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
Dinner, Live Auction and Fund A Cure
Emcees: Ed Wilson & Jeriann Ritter
Honorees: The Vermeer and Vander Waal Families
Fund A Cure Presentation: The Rasmussen Family
Entertainment: The Dueling Pianos of Andy and Mike
Attire: Black Tie Optional
We utilize mobile silent auction bidding so please ensure the JDRF office has your cell phone number. You will receive a text message when the auction opens, and you may begin bidding at that time. If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to participate in the silent auction, please visit the Mobile Bidding tab at the top of this page and register your cell phone number.
*JDRF will not use your phone number for anything other than allowing access to our mobile bidding site.*
Live Auction Pick- ONLY 100 TICKETS SOLD!
Purchase a chance to win one of our incredible Live Auction Packages!
Each ticket is $100. Tickets are available for purchase at the Gala. There is no limit to the number of Live Auction Picks that you can purchase and for each ticket you buy, your name is added to the drawing that will take place just prior to the Live Auction at the Gala. If your name is drawn, you get to choose a Live Auction Package (excludes Youth Ambassador art project)! Remember that each ticket offers a 1 in 100 chance to win a package worth thousands of dollars!
Fund A Cure is a unique opportunity to donate directly to the mission of JDRF. At the end of the Live Auction, the Auctioneer will call out various funding levels. When you hear the level at which you wish to contribute, simply raise your bid card high until you hear your bid number called. Your full donation will go directly to the world-class research that JDRF is funding and is 100% tax deductible.
You have the opportunity to help deliver the cure by supporting the Hope Gala and JDRF’s research efforts; there is no time to waste.
With your support, history will record diabetes as the first non-infectious chronic disease to be eradicated.
Your support will help JDRF change the world.
JDRF is the leading international nonprofit fighting to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D) while also helping those with T1D live healthy lives today. Supported by hundreds of thousands of donors, JDRF raises, invests and drives more funds to T1D research than any organization in the world. As a result, JDRF has played a key role in major T1D advances – drug, device, cell research – that have improved lives and brought us closer to our ultimate goal of a cure. JDRF is mission-driven and serves as an aggressive advocate and educational support for the T1D community. JDRF has staff and volunteers across the United States, has five international affiliates, funds research in more than 20 countries and supports insulin-aid efforts in the U.S. and around the world. Visit jdrf.org to learn more.