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Baltimore Business Leaders Team Up For Type 1 Diabetes Event

October 26, 2015
Columbia, MD

David Williams, Chairman and CEO of Merkle, Inc. will be presented with the JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter’s Honoree Award at the Hope Gala on November 14 at the Hilton, Baltimore. As the Hope Gala’s Honoree, David Williams will be recognized for his commitment to  the community  and, specifically, JDRF's mission to end type 1 diabetes.

JDRF is honored to be partnering with Mr. Williams and Merkle to raise much-needed research funds that will help those with diabetes live longer, healthier lives and will ultimately cure this complex and grueling disease.

The award for Mr. Williams will be presented during the event by the Hope Gala’s Board President, John Whalen, Senior Managing Director, M&T Investment Banking Group.

“Merkle has a long history of passionate work in support of health charities. Over the past decade, we have raised significant funds for research and support of many great causes. It is truly a privilege to champion the great work of JDRF among my peers at Merkle,” said David Williams, chairman and CEO, Merkle. “As a team, we have banded together in support of JDRF in the fight against type 1 diabetes, and we will continue to hold the organization near to our hearts until this debilitating disease is stamped out. On behalf of all 3,000 of my Merkle colleagues, I thank you for this award.”

More than 550 guests are expected to attend this year’s annual Hope Gala in support of JDRF. Proceeds from the event will go towards research and treatments of type 1 diabetes. Last year’s gala event raised more than $750,000 for the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter.   

According to Kathy Burk, Associate Executive Director, the black tie event will include a cocktail reception; a multi-course dinner; silent and live auctions; JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure program, during which contributions may be made directly to research; and DJ Chris Kopec. Laura Johnson and Catherine Whalen are serving as the Gala’s chair, and Denise Koch will serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.

Individual tickets are $300 each and table sponsorships are available. For more information on event details; sponsorship, donation and ticket options; an auction preview; advance registration and volunteer sign-up forms, please visit jdrf.org/greatercp or contact Molly Ricely at the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter at 443-792-4235 or [email protected]

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organisations have partnered with Merkle to maximise the value of their customer portfolios. The company’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive hyper-personalised marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 13,000+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Merkle is a dentsu company. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkle.com.

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