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The JDRF Hope Gala hosts both a live and silent auction that include exclusive opportunities from VIP sports tickets to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Be sure to check out the featured items below.

The silent auction will be conducted via BidPal on your smartphone. You will receive a text message with a personal link to access the auction. Please provide cell phone numbers for yourself and your guests to RJ Martin ( prior to the event.

If you do not have a smartphone, a limited number of bidding devices will be available.


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Please contact Mary Elizabeth Taylor at or 202-465-4127 to place your proxy bid.

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Australian Labradoodle Puppy

Are you looking for a furry friend to add to your family? This sweet full-bred labradoodle will be eight weeks old on the day of the Gala and is looking for a family to love! Originally bred as guide dogs, labradoodles are known for being allergy-friendly, highly intelligent, trainable, loving, and playful.

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Private Tour: Exotic Cats Exhibit

Learn all about the National Zoo’s striped and feline royalty! Win a private guided tour for four people of the exotic cats exhibit at the National Zoo’s research facility in Front Royal, VA. Your one-hour guided tour promises to be a fun and educational experience.

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2018 VIP Master's Experience

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the 2018 Masters Tournament as a VIP. You and one guest will watch the tournament from VIP viewing areas located at each hole, and relax in the same VIP lounge as the players. Then, on Saturday evening, you’ll attend a party where golf legends come out to relax and chat with VIPs. Travel and overnight accommodations will be provided.

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A Week in Paradise in Costa Rica

If paradise is anywhere on earth, it’s at Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You and your guests will stay in a three-bedroom condo in the gated Hermosa del Mar luxury complex. Only one block away from the beautiful Playa Hermosa beach, Hermosa del Mar features two pools and proximity to fabulous restaurants, bars, and water recreation.


Autographed Laird Hamilton Stand-Up Paddleboard

Take home this one-of-a-kind stand-up paddleboard designed by New York artist Eric Cahan and signed by American surfer and sports model Laird Hamilton.


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Max Scherzer Autographed Baseball

Feast your eyes on this piece of National’s history: an autographed baseball by ace Max Scherzer. One of the best pitchers of his era, Scherzer is a two-time Cy Young Award winner and has been selected to the All-Star game in each of past five seasons. Don’t miss out on this invaluable collector’s item.

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Nationals K Street Box

Take me out to the ballgame! Win four tickets to watch a Washington Nationals game from one of the most exclusive clubs in the park. Located directly above the first base line, the four-person K Street box comes with a dedicated indoor table and all-inclusive dinner and drinks for all ticket holders.


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Washington Wizards Courtside Tickets

Nothing but net! Win four courtside seats to watch our very own Washington Wizards at a 2017-2018 season game. You’ll enjoy pre-game VIP dinner and drinks at the Verizon Center as well as access to the court level VIP clubs throughout the game.

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Meet the Press Live Taping

We can’t get you on TV, but we do have the next best thing for political insiders and television news fans alike: not one, not two, but four tickets to a taping of Meet the Press. Meet the Press, NBC’s flagship political talkshow and the longest running program in television history, asks the tough questions about politics and policy every Sunday at in the NBC studio in Washington, D.C.

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¡Viva Cabo San Lucas!

Nestled among magnificent dunes on 1.5 miles of stunning coastline, Diamante is a paradise of beauty, privacy, and luxury. Spend 7 nights in a 4-bedroom residence while you soak up the sun and enjoy 16 rounds of golf on world-class courses, state-of-the art spa treatments, and two in-residence dinners prepared by private chefs. This exclusive opportunity is one you do not want to miss.

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The Ultimate Kiawah Getaways

Your luxurious Kiawah adventure awaits! You and a guest will be flown via private jet to one of the most exquisite resorts in the South: The Sanctuary. Your two-night stay includes a $500 gift certificate to dine at any of the top-notch Kiawah Resort establishments and an $800 gift certificate for a round of golf for two at any of the six outstanding golf courses. To add a touch of romance, your lucky lady will look gorgeous in her new diamond and white gold earrings, 1.72 ct. of round brilliant diamonds in a half sphere specially selected by Adeler Jewelers.


Southern Charm Charleston Getaway

Escape to the heart of the Lowcountry and experience an insider’s view of the charming Charleston. You will enjoy a round of golf for two at the Private Daniel Island Club and a carriage ride tour through historic downtown, followed by dinner at the renowned La Farfelle. Overnight accommodations and travel will be provided.


David Yurman Pure Form Collection Stackable Bracelets

Famed jewelry designer David Yurman’s signature Pure Form collection is the epitome of effortless elegance. These two sleek, sculptural bracelets are 9.5mm wide, stackable, and pure sterling silver.

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Lansdowne Resort Stay and Play for Two

Plan your weekend getaway around what you like to do most—golf! Enjoy a one-night stay and round of golf at this luxury Leesburg resort with exquisite dining and unparalleled views of Virginia wine country.

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Bluegrass in the Barn

Whether you are looking to host the ultimate family reunion, friend gathering, or corporate party, this is the package for you! Invite 50 of your closest friends to the barn at Emerald Hill Farm in Sperryville, Virginia for the party that will have everyone talking. You and your guests will enjoy live music from a bluegrass band while indulging in a delicious pig roast and playing corn hole, darts, and ping pong. Host an unforgettable evening without lifting a finger! Transportation to and from the farm will be provided.

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Trio Grill for Ten

Trio Grill is a modern American restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia that blends urban sophistication with the relaxed ambiance of a neighborhood grill. Experience dinner for 10 in the private dining room with cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts served family style.

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Elegant Pop-Up Moroccan Dinner Party with Susan Gage

The party doesn’t end here! You and your seven guests are in for the ultimate Moroccan dining experience, “A Night in Casablanca,” hosted by our own Gala Co-Chairs at the home of Susan and Tom Faries. Enjoy dinner by culinary extraordinaire Susan Gage and sip on Veuve as you relax with an in-home screening of Casablanca. At the end of the evening, each guest will receive a goody bag filled with delectable treats from Susan Gage Caterers.

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Behind the Scenes at "Face the Nation"

Spend a Sunday morning behind the scenes of CBS News “Face the Nation,” one of CBS’s title news shows since 1954. Each week, moderator John Dickerson interviews the key government leaders, politicians, and international figures who drive the news. You and three guests will be seated in the control room with the show’s producers during a live broadcast and treated to a full studio tour after the show.


Dewey Beach Retreat

Enjoy a week in a bright and sunny 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with bay views in the heart of Dewey Beach, Delaware. At Dewey Beach, the days are made for relaxing by the ocean and every night is perfect for a party. The condo sleeps a max of eight, comes with two on-site parking spots, and is only steps from the beach and downtown restaurants, bars, and shops.