2015 JDRF Night of Hope Gala Overview
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Cahaba Grand Conference Center
Honoring Mr. James “Jim” F. Hughey, Jr.
Mr. Hughey has a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Alabama School Of Law, and a Masters of Law degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. Prior to Brasfield & Gorrie, Mr. Hughey spent 19 years leading Balch & Bingham as Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. Additionally, Jim is a true leader within his community serving as the Chairman of the Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts of America, Former President of The Rotary Club of Birmingham, an active member of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church among many other philanthropic activities.
ABOUT THE GALA:
The Annual Night of Hope Gala is a first-class black tie fundraising event benefiting the JDRF Alabama Chapter. This high profile event attracts many of Alabama’s elite philanthropists and corporations providing a pleasurable evening of comradery all for a common cause. Alabamians will gather at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center for cocktails, a formal seated dinner, silent and live auctions and live entertainment. Our Night of Hope Gala has raised over $5 million for diabetes research since the Alabama Chapter was founded 12 years ago.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.
Since its’ founding in 1970 by parents, JDRF has directed more than $2 billion in grants for diabetes research to the world’s leading laboratories, universities and medical centers. Notably, many of the dollars raised locally impact programs in our own community through UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center for Research. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related experience.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Sponsorship opportunities, Fund A Cure, Underwriting opportunities, In-Kind donations, Individual tickets (Details Outlined Below)
For more information or to get involved, call (205) 871-0333 or email Stephanie Raymon at email@example.com.