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Evening of Hope Gala

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hundreds gathered in New York City at the Lupus Foundation of America's annual Evening of Hope Gala to celebrate this year's honorees and their outstanding efforts to end lupus.

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Thank You to Our 2018 Honorees and Sponsors!
National Corporate Visionary Award

Sheri Mullen Vice President, US Specialty Pharmaceuticals, GSK

National Volunteer Leadership Award

Christine Smith & Ben Andrews

The Barlin Award

Heather Butterfield & Kerrigan Hennings

Diamond Sponsors


GSK Logo

Platinum Sponsors

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Greenberg Traurig

Peter M. Schwab & Jeanette Thornton-Schwab

Christine Smith & Ben Andrews

Exhibit Sponsor

Us in Lupus

Gold Sponsors

Ariel Investments

A&E Networks

Conrad & Jody Gehrmann


Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

All City Remodeling

All City Switchboard


LKCM Headwater

Barbara Polk

Auction Donors


Atlas Obscura


The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Melissa Gorga

Carolina Herrera

Margaret Josephs

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


Auction Donors Continued

McKay Williamson

Radio 103.9 New York

Rails Steakhouse

Resorts World International


Springhill Suites Marriott

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


A Special Thank You to Tim Nolan & Dorothy Toran

About The Gala

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Gala is an Evening of Hope honoring lupus visionaries, researchers and advocates fighting together to end lupus. Each year, the Gala raises critically needed funds to advance the Foundation’s mission and its comprehensive programs of research, education and advocacy.

In years past, the Foundation has had the privilege of honoring the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Saks Fifth Avenue former Chairman and CEO Steve Sadove, Today Show Co-host Natalie Morales, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner, Sheila C. Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and owner of the Washington Mystics, to name a few.

Learn More About The Gala

Call (202) 212-6765 or email [email protected] for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

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