Jessica Diniz

Chief Development Officer

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Jessica Diniz

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Chief Development Officer

Jessica Diniz is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in strategic fundraising and leading high-performance teams. Jessica joined JDRF in 2015, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes research where she has led the strategy and pivoted the organization from an events-based structure to a highly impactful, effective fundraising shop. Most recently, Ms. Diniz launched JDRF’s largest major gift campaign to-date, the JDRF’s $100M Campaign to Accelerate in 2020, shifting the organization to a donor-centred fundraising model. One of the pillars of this campaign, is the T1D Fund, one of the largest disease-focused venture philanthropy funds in the world. The T1D Fund, was established to create a market in type 1 diabetes (T1D) by using capital and expertise to convince venture capital, biotech and pharma to make the investments needed to cure T1D.