Accelerating Mission and Becoming More Volunteer-Powered

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In light of recent organizational changes, we wanted to share news from our chapter.

This year, in the midst of great mission progress came a global pandemic, which disrupted our event-based fundraising model and forced us to reimagine many of our annual fundraisers to keep our community safe. During this time, it became clear that to continue funding critical, life-changing research, we would have to make some significant changes to our organization. JDRF is now fast-tracking new strategies to drive mission momentum in the current challenging fundraising environment.

As part of these efforts, our chapter footprint will operate more efficiently and become a more “volunteer-powered” organization.

Moving forward, we will be a leaner organization with fewer staff and chapters sharing resources across larger geographic areas. The Greater CT/Western MA chapter office will remain in Farmington, CT and will oversee the same territory as in the past.

The staff dedicated to Greater CT/Western MA chapter are as follows:

  • Jon Muskrat, Executive Director
  • Jennifer Gallagher, Development Operations Manager
  • Lindsey LaFemina, Senior Development Manager
  • Cheryl Colucci, Senior Development Coordinator

In the coming weeks, you will see updated website content and social media pages, as well as more details on how Greater CT/Western MA plans on accelerating our mission.  We invite you to read more about JDRF’s vision for the future and should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly to Jon Muskrat, jmuskrat@jdrf.org

Thank you for your support of our T1D community and JDRF.