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.

To join one of our major gift societies, please fill out and submit our Pinnacle Society Form or Summit Circle form.


Michael Bond
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


Kathy Eno
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


Louise Hoffman
A First-person Look at Being a Type 1 Parent and Donor


Ann Juster
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.


Karmeen Kulkarni
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


Order of the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation
Its 30,000 members engage in big and small grassroots fund-raising events.


Peter Seidler
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


Laurie Tom
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