GATE Foundation Raises $30,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Customers at GATE Convenience Stores purchased $1 paper icons and rounded up their change.

June 10, 2022

The Gate Foundation donates to Juvenile Diabetes Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The GATE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Jacksonville-based GATE Petroleum Company, has raised $30,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Funds were raised in GATE convenience stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina through the company’s semi-annual paper icon campaign.

Between May 1 and May 21, customers could donate $1 and sign their name on a JDRF paper icon displayed in the GATE store. Customers could also donate by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar. Funds were allocated to local JDRF chapters where collected.

“We are very grateful to GATE customers for supporting our fundraising efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,” said Kathy Brady, executive director of the GATE Foundation. “Raising $30,000 in just three weeks is a testament to their generosity.”

In addition to corporate giving, the GATE Foundation conducts two paper icon and two coin box collection campaigns each year to benefit organizations that align with its mission to support efforts and services that nurture and protect the well-being of family and community.

“JDRF is so grateful to the GATE Foundation, GATE store employees and customers for their support of the type 1 diabetes community through their recent in-store fundraiser,” said Brooks Biagini, JDRF market director. “Funds raised will fund critical research that will help advance scientific breakthroughs and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes.”

The GATE Foundation has contributed tens of millions of dollars to support efforts and services that nurture and protect the well-being of family and community.

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