Ways to Give

The Striker Society

Join The Striker Society today and make a difference. The Striker Society recognizes all individuals who contribute $5,000 or more cumulatively within a calendar year.

To make life better for people with diabetes, you give. We fight.
About Us

What is the Striker Society?

The Striker Society, named in honor of Cecil Striker, one of the founders and the first president of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), is an exclusive national giving community that celebrates the impact of dedicated philanthropy and the significance of individual donors in accomplishing the strategic mission and vision of the ADA. 

Together, we lead the fight for all of those affected by diabetes until we achieve our vision—a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.


Join Us

If you’ve been supporting the ADA through local events and donations, you may be closer to joining The Striker Society than you think. The Striker Society recognizes all individuals who contribute $5,000 or more cumulatively within a calendar year.

Member Benefits

Members of The Striker Society are given exclusive access to engagement opportunities and benefits that will demonstrate the impact of their giving, including:

  • Unique networking opportunities and deeper connections with ADA leadership and volunteers
  • Honored guest experiences at Scientific Sessions and the Clinical Update Conference
  • Early registration to State of Diabetes events
  • A personal introduction to the Standards of Care in Diabetes
  • Society-specific email communications that will highlight the impact of your giving
  • Virtual donor town hall events where you will hear directly from researchers and ADA executive staff
  • An elegant Striker Society pin and other gifts to recognize your giving society status

The Impact of Your Philanthropy

Diabetes care has changed significantly since the ADA was founded in 1940, with new medications, devices, or technologies emerging practically every year. Here are a few of the notable events over the years.




Diabetes By-the-Numbers

The numbers are staggering. diabetes isn't just a disease—it's an epidemic, affecting over 37 million Americans with devastating consequences.


Americans are diagnosed each year


of Americans had diabetes in 2019


American adults are living with prediabetes

But there's hope.

Join us as we continue the fight against diabetes and work to find a cure. Learn more about our impact in communities, advocacy, research and more. 

The Striker Society Member Spotlight

Marilyn Stiglitz

“Supporting the American Diabetes Association isn't just about charity for me; it's my investment in a healthier future, a gesture of compassion that echoes louder than currency, and a step towards a world wherein diabetes is just a memory. Being a member of The Striker Society represents my way of transforming a personal challenge into a meaningful opportunity for my contributions to act as a beacon of hope­­—for a future where my son and countless others can thrive without the shadow of diabetes looming over their lives.” 

Marilyn Stiglitz, Member, The Striker Society


Contact Us

To learn more about how you can become a member of The Striker Society, please contact Jennifer Rensch, national director, donor relations & stewardship at jrensch@diabetes.org.