More than 400 members of the community’s philanthropic set danced the night away that evening, themed One Night: Unmask the Cure, in the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort’s ballroom. The evening included entertainment, fine dining and a rousing live auction to continue JDRF’s mission of funding research to prevent, treat and ultimately cure Type 1 diabetes.
Tom Beatson, Pat Glass, Dottie Quintenz, Penni Robson, Jeanette Jorgensen, Marilyn Kraft, and chairs Rhonda Claxton and Jeff Girardin partied the night away in black tie and colorful masks. And The Desert Southwest President’s Circle members were recognized for their extraordinary generosity.
Auction items included everything from luxe vacations to a too-cute puppy. It all went down while Las Vegas entertainment group Zowie Bowie and electric violin players Urban Electra set the soundtrack, and the wildly costumed Stilt Circus performers were a huge hit. –Photos by Haute Photography