Events
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5:30 PM
The Venetian
546 River Drive, Garfield, NJ 07026
The 21st Annual Sparkle of Hope Dinner Auction will be held on Wednesday evening, October 11, 2017 to honor Robert J. Hugin, Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation. Proceeds from the event, which are typically 90% or more of funds raised, support Community Hope's mission to aid veterans and other individuals struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction and poverty.

The Sparkle of Hope gala was founded in 1997 by pharmaceutical icon Fred Hassan and has raised more than $9 million to benefit Community Hope's mission. Last year's gala set a fundraising record with over $1.25 million dollars raised and more than 950 supporters.

See 2016 Event Highlights and 2016 Event Sponsors.

HONOREE
Robert J. Hugin
Executive Chairman
Celgene Corporation
   
 

The GALA CHAIRS
Leadership Chair
Brenton Saunders
Chairman, President and CEO
Allergan plc
 
Founding Chair
Fred Hassan
Partner and Managing Director
Warburg Pincus
 
Honorary Chairs
Kenneth C. Frazier
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
The Honorable Kim Guadagno
Lieutenant Governor,
State of New Jersey
 
Event Co-Chairs
Mark Alles
Chief Executive Officer
Celgene Corporation


Albert Bourla
Group President
Pfizer Innovative Health


John Crowley
Chairman and CEO
Amicus Therapeutics


David Epstein
Chairman of the Board
Rubius Therapeutics
Executive Partner
Flagship Pioneering


Aaron Graff
Chief Executive Officer
Ferring Holding Inc.


Thomas N. Kendris
President
Novartis Corporation
US Country President



Douglas J. Langa
Senior Vice President, Head of North America Operations and President
Novo Nordisk Inc.


Kabir Nath
President and CEO
North American Pharmaceutical Business
Otsuka America, Inc.


Shaji Procida
President and
Chief Operating Officer
Eisai, Inc.