May 13, 2019
(Pictured above, left to right: Granite’s Robert Maziarz, JDRF Ambassador Matt Howe, JDRF Board Member Tom How, Granite’s Tom Cheney, Granite’s Angela Cedrone and JDRF Executive Director Mimi K. Crabtree at the presentation of Granite’s donation to JDRF.)
Granite Telecommunications, a $1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, donated $10,000 to JDRF to fund diabetes research at the annual TBI BIG Event , Thursday, May 9, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and a philanthropic sponsor of TBI’s BIG Event. Granite, a BIG Event Gold Sponsor, presented a ceremonial check to JDRF representatives during the BIG Event.
“TBI gives a platform and voice to organizations like JDRF to promote their initiatives, drive awareness and secure the donations they need continue their life-changing research,” said Mike Onystok, senior vice president of TBI and a JDRF board member. “We are grateful to our friends at Granite for placing a priority on giving back and making a substantial contribution in support of JDRF’s mission.”
JDRF’s vision is for a world without T1D and its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To date JDRF has funded more than $2 billion in research.
“We’re pleased to join TBI in supporting JDRF’s life-changing treatments and therapies for people living with Type 1 diabetes,” said Brad Dupee, head of channel development at Granite. “Their good work is helping millions every day, and we’re happy to play a small part in their efforts to find a cure.”
Channel Partners’ Channel Surfing series spotlights the community involvement/service efforts of individuals and organizations in the channel.
Every dollar that JDRF puts toward T1D research comes from donors like TBI and Granite. Join TBI and Granite, donate to JDRF today.
“Granite is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of TBI’s BIG Event,” said Dupee. “We’re looking forward to meeting with TBI partners and talking about opportunities to bring game-changing technology solutions to their customers.”
Granite has been sponsoring veterans attending Channel Partners conferences since 2017, to provide U.S. military veterans with an introduction to potential jobs in technology and the channel. The company has donated more than $210 million dollars to hundreds of charities through its Granite Cares initiative. Earlier this year, the company raised $6.5 million for pediatric cancer research with its sixth annual “Saving by Shaving Event.”
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