Greater Bay Area Chapter

Young Leadership Committee (YLC)

The Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is comprised of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness and funds for JDRF. The committee hosts various fundraising, networking, and social events that attract hundreds of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, with a group in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

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Join the YLC!

Members of the YLC are asked to attend meetings where they are given the opportunity to take part in the inception, planning, and ultimately the success of several social functions throughout the year aimed at benefiting JDRF. Additionally, the committee hosts occasional networking and social gatherings to foster an environment of year-round involvement.

The funds raised through YLC events go to support JDRF and JDRF-funded research aimed at finding better treatments and a cure for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

YLC plays a large role in supporting JDRF’s commitment to providing social, emotional, and practical support to children and adults with T1D and their families. The primary goal is to provide information and support to anyone facing the daily challenges of living with T1D. The secondary goal is to encourage membership and participation in JDRF by demonstrating JDRF’s value to all who hope for better treatments and a cure for T1D and its complications.

Special Events

YLC hosts a “Walktoberfest” beer garden directly following the San Francisco and East Bay One Walk to continue the great spirit of the whole day! With tickets allowing guests unlimited food, drink, and lawn games, it is always a great time.

Monthly Happy Hours
We meet monthly to plan events and enjoy each other’s company.

Connect with us!

Visit our Facebook pages at and to see what’s happening.

For more information please contact:

  • San Francisco- Qiana Wylie at
  • Silicon Valley- Sarah Ceraldi at

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