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.

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.

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

Alabama

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Alaska

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Arizona

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Arkansas

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

California

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Colorado

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Connecticut

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Delaware

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Florida

Michael Macleod
Leadership Giving Director mmacleod@jdrf.org

Georgia

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Hawaii

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Idaho

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Illinois

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Indiana

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Iowa

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Kansas

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Kentucky

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Louisiana

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Maine

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Maryland

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Massachusetts

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Michigan

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Minnesota

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Mississippi

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Missouri

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Montana

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Nebraska

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Nevada

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

New Hampshire

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

New Jersey – Northern

Eileen Jear
Leadership Giving Director
ejear@jdrf.org

New Jersey – Southern

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

New Mexico

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

New York – Upstate

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

New York – New York City, Long Island, Rockland County and Westchester

Eileen Jear
Leadership Giving Director
ejear@jdrf.org

North Carolina

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

North Dakota

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Ohio

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Oklahoma

Michael Macleod
Leadership Giving Director
mmacleod@jdrf.org

Oregon

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Pennsylvania

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Rhode Island

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

South Carolina

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

South Dakota

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Tennessee

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Texas

Michael Macleod
Leadership Giving Director
mmacleod@jdrf.org

Utah

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Vermont

Carol Yannuzzi
Leadership Giving Director
cyannuzzi@jdrf.org

Virginia

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Washington

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org

Washington, DC

Kelly Taranto
Leadership Giving Director
ktaranto@jdrf.org

Wisconsin

Heidi Fisher
Leadership Giving Director
hfisher@jdrf.org

Wyoming

Linda Riley
Leadership Giving Director
lriley@jdrf.org