Pulse: ProFile: Amy Franze, JDRF
We are working to overcome these tough times by deepening connections with our donors. We’re redoubling our efforts to make sure our donors know the impact their donations provide, while thanking and appreciating them more than ever. Communications is critically important at this time.
FS: What do you like most about working in the sector, and JDRF in particular?
AF: Volunteers. JDRF was founded by volunteers, people who have diabetes themselves or who have a family member with the disease, and as a result, bring an incredible amount of passion and a clear vision to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. The continued commitment of the volunteer base is a key aspect of what makes my job so rewarding. I have the opportunity to connect with some of the most intelligent and committed people in the world who do this because they care, [not] for a paycheck or for personal acclaim. It is a pretty spectacular and moving environment.
FS: Any dislikes?
AF: That we are still in business — we are all frustrated that a cure for Type 1 diabetes hasn’t been discovered yet. All joking aside, JDRF has a clear mission to improve the lives of those living with diabetes and to put an end to this disease. There is no other organization or institution more focused on curing diabetes than JDRF. FS
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