As one of Naples’ premier social events, the JDRF Hope Gala is a black-tie optional event that benefits the JDRF Florida’s South Gulf Coast Chapter. For more than 12 years, over 300 prominent philanthropic community leaders join together for a seated dinner, silent and live auctions and live entertainment.
More than 300 guests are
expected to attend this year’s annual Hope Gala in support of JDRF, the leading
global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event is
scheduled for March 3, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort. Proceeds
from the event will fund diabetes research focused on curing, preventing, and
treating T1D. Next year’s Hope Gala theme will be “Celebrating Progress”
since the founding of JDRF in 1970.
Senters-McDermott, CEO of Jet Senters Aviation, and Ed McDermott, CFO of Grey
Oaks, will be presented with the JDRF South Gulf Coast Honoree Award at the
Hope Gala. As honorees, Lisa and Ed will be recognized
for their support of type 1 diabetes research and their commitment to JDRF’s mission.
Gala chairs, Robin
Marcus and Debbie Nuzzo, will present the award to our Honorees.
“We thank JDRF not
only for this honor, but for their commitment to finding a cure for type 1
diabetes; a dream our family and many others around the world share.” –Lisa and
Ed, 2018 Hope Gala Honorees.
The black tie
optional event will include a cocktail reception, a multi-course dinner,
exciting silent and live auctions, entertainment, and JDRF’s signature Fund a
Cure program—in which 100 percent of tax-deductible contributions drive
research for artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement therapies,
and other critical JDRF research priorities. The JDRF Hope Gala, a premier gala in Naples, is not to be missed.
“Everyone who comes out to support the event will bring
us one step closer to turning Type One into Type None. Whether you know someone
affected by type 1 diabetes or not, your support will provide hope and relieve
some of the burden of people and families living with T1D,” said Kathy
Cleeland, JDRF South Gulf Coast Executive Director. “We are grateful for
the incredible support of all our sponsors, donors and guests of the JDRF Hope
Gala, including Robin Marcus, Debbie Nuzzo, Lisa Senters-McDermott, and Ed
McDermott. Together, we are helping fund important T1D research for the
1.25 million Americans with this serious disease. We are confident we can
reach our vision of a world without T1D.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.
JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter
3369 Pine Ridge Rd., Ste. 202
Naples, FL 34109