While Schneider Downs is proud of our history of contributing resources to numerous charitable organizations in both of our market areas, we are equally proud of our firm’s commitment to donating our time as volunteers.
One of the organizations to which Schneider Downs donates it’s time is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). SD has donated the computers for more than six years, and the printers for the past two years, for the “Rainbow Gala” fundraising event held every spring. In addition, we also recruit SD employees to work at the Gala. I have had the privilege to participate – along with more than 20 co-workers – for the past five years. This year the event was held on April 24th at the Pittsburgh Hilton and $1.1 million was raised for this cause.
The JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. The JDRF sets the global agenda for diabetes research and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for diabetes science worldwide. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, the JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including $101 million in 2009. In FY2009, the JDRF funded research projects in 22 countries throughout the world, including more than 40 human clinical trials.
It is an exciting and worthwhile opportunity to volunteer time and services to deserving organizations. I encourage everybody to take advantage of volunteer opportunities in your area.
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