New England Chapter

Young Leadership Committee

The Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a group of passionate and motivated young professionals who believe in JDRF’s efforts to cure T1D while finding ways to improve the lives of people with T1D today.

The YLC is dedicated to supporting and raising awareness for JDRF through various fundraising, networking and social events that attract young professionals in the Boston area. Members have a special connection to T1D—whether they live with the disease every day or are connected through a friend or family member.

YLC Leadership:

                  Co-Presidents:                      Maggie Berkeley

Chris Smith


November 2017

11/14 Celebrate World Diabetes Day w/YLC


113 Dartmouth Street

6:30 p.m.

See below for details


December 2017

12/4 YlC Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Barnes & Noble

Prudential Center Boston

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

More details to follow


12/9 YLC Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Barnes & Noble

Prudential Center Boston

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

More details to follow


Grab a Drink w/ YLC to Celebrate World Diabetes Day!

Join us for a Grab a Drink w/YLC on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD)! WDD is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community. The day raises awareness of diabetes and shows support for the 415 million people currently living with diabetes.

We’ll meet at Clerys for drinks and apps to network with YLC members and friends. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, November 14


113 Dartmouth Street

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


YLC Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Help spread cheer and raise funds for JDRF this holiday season. YLC will be participating in the annual Barnes & Noble – Prudential Center Charity Gift Wrap. Barnes & Noble’s holiday wrapping table is set up outside the store throughout the holiday season. Nonprofits are able to choose two dates to wrap gifts and receive voluntary donations from customers who are shopping at Barnes & Noble and the other stores in the Prudential Center.

We need volunteers to help wrap gifts and spread awareness about JDRF and Type 1 Diabetes during two days this holiday season. The wrapping table must be staffed by at least two people at all times. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at to sign up. There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit!


Monday, 12/4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday, 12/4, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, 12/10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Sunday, 12/10, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.


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