Many donors discover the ultimate way to support JDRF research is by including a gift in their will, trust or retirement account. Donors who make this important commitment to JDRF are invited to become a JDRF BETA Society member, a group of supporters who have made a lasting commitment to T1D research by naming JDRF in their estate plans.
In the two decades since the founding of the society, JDRF has received over $100 million from contributions so generously included in the estate plans of thousands of supporters. Without this generosity, significant research instrumental to tremendous progress toward better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) would not have been funded.
Today, there are more than 2,000 BETA Society members. But with so much to be done to find new treatments and a cure for T1D, we need to keep moving forward!
You’re invited to become a JDRF BETA Society Member
By joining the BETA Society, you will help ensure JDRF’s work continues until our mission is accomplished. To become a BETA Society member, you simply need to include JDRF in your estate plans and let us know by completing the Beta Society member profile form . Becoming a BETA Society member allows us to thank you and honor you as a visionary supporter who will provide the present and future financial energy needed for diabetes research. Your involvement in the JDRF BETA Society may also inspire generosity in others!
Benefits of Membership
- Invitations to research update events
- A distinctive lapel pin
- Listing in JDRF publications (unless anonymity is preferred)
Requirements to Join
- Communicate JDRF is a beneficiary in estate plans
- No minimum commitment (you do not need to disclose amount)
Note: If you have already included JDRF as part of your estate plans, we extend a heartfelt thank you! It is important that you notify JDRF, so that we can keep you connected with JDRF’s progress over the long term and your commitment can inspire others to do the same. Please complete the Beta Society Member profile form to notify JDRF of your commitment.