Hope Gala

SAVE THE DATE! You’re invited to the 2015 Hope Gala on Saturday, May 30 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Interested in joining the committee? Contact Julia Briggs at jbriggs@jdrf.org.




Thank you for attending the 2014 Hope Gala last Friday evening at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco! Because of your generosity and support, we raised $1.2 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D)research! It’s not too late to raise the total number! Click here to make a donation to Fund A Cure. 

We’d like to extend a very special thank you to this year’s honoree and 2014 Living and Giving Award recipient, Gretchen de Baubigny.  Her powerful message about the importance of giving and sustaining the JDRF mission of finding a cure for T1D, was one that was reinforced through the authentic and compelling story of our Fund a Cure speakers, Andre de Baubigny and Jennifer Hosley.

Wonderful drinks and a scrumptious dinner were perfectly delivered by The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco staff! A big thank you also goes out to our celebrity emcee and chef extraordinaire Sam Talbot. Our exceptional gala committee, chaired by Andrea Ivarsson and Jennifer Hosley, planned an amazing event and rockin’ after-party! A very special thanks to David Martin’s House Party, our casino hosts 21Fun, and The Laugh Box who made it a memorable night for all.

In the end, it was YOU who brought the magic to the evening, helping to raise critical funds for T1D research.  Thank you.

Julie Rickert, Executive Director

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The JDRF Hope Gala  brings prominent business leaders and families from around the Bay Area to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco for an evening of fundraising, celebration, and networking. The event will benefit JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Now in its 16th year, the Hope Gala has become a top charity event in the Bay Area.