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Welcome to A Night in Casablanca. JDRF's Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter and Kiddar Capital present the 17th Annual JDRF DC Hope Gala. The Hope Gala brings together over 700 prominent philanthropic community leaders every year to raise critical funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. This year's black tie Gala will feature a seated dinner by Susan Gage, silent and live auctions, and world-class entertainment.


Cocktails and Silent Auction

Seated Dinner, Live Auction,
and Fund A Cure

After Party featuring JukeBoxx Band


This Year's Honoree

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President & CEO
Children's National Medical Center

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Evening Entertainment


Individual Hope Gala tickets are $500.
After Party attendance is included with your Hope Gala ticket.

Due to the high level of security at this year's Hope Gala, all guest names must be submitted no later than 5 P.M. on Wednesday, November 1st. Any guests whose names are not submitted by this date will not be allowed entry into the National Building Museum. If you have not already done so, please submit your guest names to RJ Martin (

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Complimentary valet is available at the National Building Museum for both the Gala and After Party at 440 G St NW.

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The JDRF DC Hope Gala and After Party is a black tie event.
Casablanca-inspired attire is welcome.

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All guests must check in before entering the Hope Gala or After Party. Here you will receive your table number, bid number, and submit your credit card information for Express Pay.

To minimize your time at check-in, please provide RJ Martin ( with your name and cell phone number prior to the event.

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Dinner and cocktail appetizers will be served by Susan Gage, a local Washington, D.C. company known for extraordinary food, meticulous planning, and thoughtful, professional service. All dietary restrictions for guests can be accommodated. Please sent requests to RJ Martin (

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Should you require a hotel for the night, we suggest these establishments for their stellar reputation and close proximity to the National Building Museum.