Pinnacle Society: Giving Levels and Benefits

Pinnacle Society membership is a strong demonstration of commitment to support our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

If you would like to join us, please call Donna Palmer, Vice President, Research Foundation and Individual Giving, at 800-676-4065 ext. 2023. Or please review the Pinnacle Society pledge form and follow its instructions for submittal. 

A donor may become involved in the Pinnacle Society in a variety of ways by giving a donation of $10,000 or more outright, or pledging a gift over 3-5 years. The following Pinnacle Society giving membership tiers include specific benefits for each level:

Pinnacle Apex: $1,000,000 and above

A customized stewardship plan that includes all Pinnacle Society benefits and:

  • Named Association-funded program or research project with special Request For Application (RFA) on a targeted research area
  • Yearly update on projects by National Vice President of Research Programs
  • Personal updates from scientists
  • Announcement in Diabetes Forecast
  • Special recognition/announcement at various Association events and meetings
  • Invitation to an international diabetes conference

Pinnacle Crest: $500,000 to $999,999

  • Request For Application on a targeted research area beginning at $600,000 level
  • Named Association-sponsored program or research project at the $500,000 level
  • Invitation to ADA Scientific Sessions, special reception
  • All of the following Crown benefits

Pinnacle Crown: $250,000 to $499,999

  • Full sponsorship of a named Association-sponsored program or research project
  • Invitation to facility or laboratory tour
  • Web site and annual report recognition for the duration of the sponsorship
  • All of the following Spire benefits

Pinnacle Spire: $100,000 to $249,000

  • Partial or full sponsorship of an Association-sponsored program or research project
  • Press releases on gift
  • Acknowledgment in scientific journal articles
  • Invitation to research update event
  • Annual report recognition for the duration of the sponsorship
  • All of the following Plus benefits

Pinnacle Plus: $50,000 to $99,999

  • Partial sponsorship of an Association-sponsored program or research project
  • Special thank you letter from selected program director or researcher
  • Annual project report from selected program director or scientist
  • All of the following Pinnacle benefits

Pinnacle: $10,000 to $49,999

  • Recognition in the American Diabetes Association publications
  • Invitation to annual Pinnacle Society meeting
  • Pinnacle pin presentation at Pinnacle Society meeting or other appropriate opportunity