Why You Should Join the Pinnacle Society

Together, we can fight diabetes. Thousands of donors, volunteers and staff have worked in concert to help the American Diabetes Association achieve our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

In 1994, the Association created the Research Foundation to encourage giving to life-saving scientific projects aimed at preventing and curing diabetes and its complications.  The Pinnacle Society is the prominent giving society of individuals, families and foundations which honors those who have made a major gift of $10,000 or more to the Research Foundation.

Today, the Pinnacle Society now incorporates all groups and individuals who donate any major gift to the Association, including (but not limited) to areas like Advocacy, Programs, and the general fund, in addition to the Research Foundation.  Texan John Griffin, Jr., Esq., Chair of the National Board, speaks of his experience giving to the Association:

“I joined the Pinnacle Society by becoming the first person to donate to the Diabetes Legal Advocacy Fund. As a Diabetes Legal Advocacy lawyer and a member of the Society, I am able to assist the Association’s efforts to fight discrimination.”

John has since gone on to support the Research Foundation and other programs through additional Pinnacle Society gifts.   

The Association is proud to honor our donors who generously donate to save lives. Our ability to fund research, advocacy and other programs depends upon people like you.  If you would like more information on how to “Stop Diabetes” by becoming part of this group of philanthropic leaders, please call or email your local Executive Director, Quin Neal, at 1-800-676-4065 ext. 6006 or qneal@diabetes.org. Thank you!