Leadership Giving

We are in a unique period of scientific progress in type 1 diabetes (T1D), a renaissance where promising science is advancing at an unprecedented pace.

However, bold scientific strategies need bold philanthropic investments to propel into reality. Our Leadership Giving team works with individuals, family and private foundations, as well as corporations, to identify major gift opportunities that would allow major gift donors to reach their charitable goals and accelerate our shared goal of creating a world without T1D.

Donors at this level help JDRF make a larger impact on strategic areas of emphasis. When you join us as with a leadership gift, you can help us:


  • Invest in life-saving research through our commitment of $100 million over 5 years to advance scientific discovery through our Campaign to Accelerate.
  • Accelerate critical T1D advances in the development of cures through two main areas: beta cell therapies and immune therapies.
  • Launch the Centres of Excellence, creating new research and funding models to further drive our progress.
  • Translate laboratory breakthroughs into commercialization through the innovative JDRF T1D Fund.
  • Increase our Advocacy efforts to ensure that we can expedite the delivery of scientific advances into the hands of people who need them, while promoting healthcare access and affordability.
  • Fill gaps in care by creating a holistic framework for addressing mental health as it relates to T1D in Canada

Join a dynamic community

Benefits of being a Leadership donor include:

Your generosity will accelerate research that makes a profound difference for the close to 300,000 people in Canada living with T1D.


All Leadership donors who make a gift of $5,000 or greater will be welcomed into our One Society — a community of donors uniquely stewarded and recognized for their significant contribution.

Special Invite

You’ll get exclusive access to our Gratitude Series, a virtual research update event that takes place three times a year and gives you a sneak peek into the latest breakthroughs in T1D.

Connect now with a member of our Leadership Giving team or contact Vice President Leadership Giving & Partnerships Nicole Robson at [email protected], to learn more about our major gifts program and explore how you can maximize your impact to change the lives of people with T1D and their loved ones.

Meet Your Leadership Giving Partners

Please contact the representative in your region to learn more about leadership giving.
British Columbia & Yukon

Jen Bavli, Director, Leadership Giving
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Jen Bavli, Director, Leadership Giving
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Central Canada

Tammy Bucci, Director, Leadership Giving
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Tayler Taglione, Manager, Leadership Giving
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Eastern Canada

Claire Guiard-Marigny, Director, Leadership Giving
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