Kuckelman is recognized for his strong commitment to, and support of, the JDRF Kansas City Chapter
New York (July 11, 2018)— JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, celebrates Craig Kuckelman’s noteworthy contributions as a volunteer supporter with the Erwin Lurie Award.
Named after the late Erwin Lurie, who helped found JDRF in 1970 with his wife Carol and others, the Erwin Lurie Award is annually presented to chapter volunteers whose commitment to the volunteer/staff partnership has significantly advanced the mission and strategic priorities of JDRF over the past year. Kuckelman’s work with the JDRF Kansas City Chapter exemplifies his devotion to the local T1D community.
“It is with great pride that we present this award to Craig Kuckelman. He is a strong leader who partners with staff and volunteers to move JDRF’s mission forward,” explains Derek Rapp, JDRF President and CEO. “Craig has been instrumental in educating supporters about JDRF’s T1D Fund and he is a respected volunteer partner for the JDRF Kansas City Chapter.”
Kuckleman is an active member of the JDRF Kansas City Chapter board and co-chair of the corporate development committee for the chapter’s annual gala. Leading by example, he has an innate ability for sharing JDRF’s mission in a way that is compelling to others. As a strong advocate for the JDRF T1D Fund, Kuckleman’s support has been paramount in cultivating transformational gifts that yield a high impact to the T1D community.
JDRF recognizes and appreciates all of the dedicated volunteers and supporters who commit their lives to the worldwide effort to end T1D. Award recipients received their awards at the annual JDRF One Conference.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF