Leadership Giving

We are in a unique period of scientific progress in type 1 diabetes (T1D), a renaissance where promising science is advancing at an unprecedented pace.

At JDRF, we have been fighting to create a world where no one has to worry about T1D. We have invested 50 years of innovative research to understand and defeat this complex disease. Our investments have now led to turnkey opportunities from which we can make extraordinary gains toward our goal of curing T1D. Our loved ones with T1D deserve nothing less.

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Now we are at a special time. Our aim and sense of urgency have not changed. Today, the difference is that we understand so much more about what drives T1D, our immune system and autoimmunity. We also now have new tools in research that didn’t exist even a few years ago. These advances add up to our ability to accelerate cures.

However, bold scientific strategies need bold philanthropic investments to propel into reality. Our Leadership Giving team works with individuals, family and private foundations, as well as corporations, to identify major gift opportunities that would allow major gift donors to reach their charitable goals and accelerate our shared goal of creating a world without T1D.

We have established several research initiatives. These efforts include innovating technologies and glucose control strategies, as well as addressing the behavioral health and psychology impact of T1D, to improve lives today and tomorrow.

Backed by JDRF supporters, T1D research has led to critical advances toward two open windows in the development of cures: beta cell therapies and immune therapies. We are also launching the Centers of Excellence, creating new research and funding models to further drive our progress. The innovative JDRF T1D Fund is helping to accelerate translation of laboratory breakthroughs into commercialization. Importantly, we have increased our Advocacy efforts to ensure that we can expedite the delivery of scientific advances into the hands of people who need them, while promoting healthcare access and affordability.

In 2020, to protect the progress of our mission activities, we launched the JDRF Hero Campaign. Meet our Heroes.

Together, we will make T1D history. Connect now with a member of our Leadership Giving team or contact us at 800-533-2873 and leadershipgiving@jdrf.org, to learn more about our major gifts program and explore how you can maximize your impact to change the lives of people with T1D and their loved ones.

Meet Your Leadership Giving Partners

Meet Your Leadership Giving Contact by State

Alabama

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Alaska

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Arizona

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Arkansas

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

California

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Colorado

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Connecticut

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Delaware

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Florida

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Georgia

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Hawaii

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Idaho

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Illinois

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Indiana

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Iowa

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Kansas

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Kentucky

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Louisiana

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Maine

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Maryland

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Massachusetts

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Michigan

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Minnesota

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Mississippi

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Missouri

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Montana

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Nebraska

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Nevada

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

New Hampshire

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

New Jersey

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

New Mexico

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

New York

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

North Carolina

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

North Dakota

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Ohio

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Oklahoma

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Oregon

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Pennsylvania

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Rhode Island

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

South Carolina

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

South Dakota

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Tennessee

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Texas

Peter Roche
Associate Vice President, Leadership Giving
proche@jdrf.org

Utah

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Vermont

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Virginia

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Washington

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Washington, DC

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Wisconsin

Heidi Fisher
Director, Donor Relations
hfisher@jdrf.org

Wyoming

Carol Yannuzzi
Director, Donor Relations
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org