JDRF Delaware Hope Ball


The 14th Annual Delaware Hope Ball: Derby After Dark will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

The Hope Ball is an extraordinary event, each year bringing together more than 400 members of the community for a sparkling evening of fine dining, stellar entertainment and exciting and elegant live and silent auctions. Each year we raise thousands of dollars towards funding research to prevent, treat and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Join us this spring as JDRF Delaware celebrates our 14th Annual Hope Ball. Since the first Hope Ball in 2002, we have gathered at the annual event and contributed more than $4.8 Million for JDRF research!

Click here to purchase tickets or support Fund A Cure .

Click here to see photos from the JDRF Patron Cocktail Reception at Hassler Dressage on March 18, 2015.

Overnight Accommodations

JDRF has reserved a block of rooms at the adjacent hotel, the Westin Wilmington, at a rate of $109 a night plus tax for Hope Ball ticket holders. Reservations may be made up until April 10. To reserve your room click here or call 302-654-2900.

New to the 2015 Hope Ball: the Discover Late Party

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We are excited to announce the addition of the Discover Late Party! The Late Party is an additional feature to the Hope Ball experience, which will include entertainment by DJ Jammin’ Jeff, cocktails, refreshments, bourbon tasting and more all in the Christina Ballroom at the Chase Center. The Late Party begins at 9:30pm and goes until midnight. Tickets for entry to the Late Party are $40. For more information about the Discover Late Party, visit our webpage.

Please note, all Hope Ball guests who purchase tickets ($250) to the Hope Ball will receive complimentary access to the Discover Late Party. 

Hope Ball Photos

Click here to see photos from the 2014 Hope Ball.
Click here to see photos from the 2013 Hope Ball.
Click here to see photos from the 2012 Hope Ball.

Contact Us

JDRF Delaware
Maura Sousa
Development Coordinator
(302) 888-1117