Donors Committed to Research
As some of the most influential and inspirational Pinnacle Society and Summit Circle members, the following individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations are key to the American Diabetes Association’s past and current successes.
These groups have given major gifts that have made a positive impact on the lifesaving work the Association does each day. Please take a look at the following donor profiles to read about their philanthropic story and why they chose to give to the American Diabetes Association and its Research Foundation.
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Amaranth Diabetes Foundation
Its 30,000 members engage in big and small grassroots fund-raising events.
A Civil-Servant Supports Diabetes Research
Arnie and Nilene Chase
Arnie and Nilene Chase donate in honor of their son, Ben.
Joe and Judy Cook
Philanthropy as a Long-standing Tradition
Linda and Pearson "Pete" C. Cummin
Philanthropy in Motion- Setting the Pace
Fighting Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the Name of Family
Aimee and David Greenholtz
Philanthropic and entrepreneurial couple carry on a legacy of giving
A First-person Look at Being a Type 1 Parent and Donor
Early experiences with others' diabetes left a lifelong impression on this generous donor.
Orville Kolterman, MD
Returning the favor to the Association.
Davida F. Kruger
A family history leads to a lifetime passion for diabetes for Davida F. Kruger.
Making Great Strides in Commitment to Care
Wendell Mayes, Jr.
“When you live long enough, it's bound to happen!"
Bud and Gayle Nakano
Investing in the Health of Fellow Japanese Americans
A businessman invests in diabetes research
Smith Family Foundation
Business entrepreneur began a family foundation that would ultimately impact the lives of millions of people who struggle with illness.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Takeda avidly supports the careers of young scientists through the Research Foundation
Karen Talmadge, PhD
Supporting Research in Honor of Her Daughter
An Endocrinologist Gives Back to her Community
Warren/Soden/Hopkins Family Foundation
Creating a Family Foundation
Debbie and Mike Zeiden
On a mission to honor their loved one and improve the lives of those living with diabetes