ABOUT THIS YEAR'S HONOREE:
Mark Lamping serves as president of the Jacksonville Jaguars where he oversees all business operations for the team. A veteran of more than 20 years as an executive in professional sports, Mr. Lamping’s career highlights include 13 years as a marketing executive with Anheuser-Busch, 14 seasons as president of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals and four years as CEO of New Meadowlands Stadium Company, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. He is one of few sports executives to have received both a Super Bowl ring and World Series Championship ring.
Mark serves in various community leadership positions, including on the board of directors for the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Heart Association, Jacksonville Civic Council, Jacksonville Sports Council, JAXUSA Policy Council, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc., and Special Olympics Florida Advisory Council. Now, Mr. Lamping is contributing his time and talent to help JDRF in our efforts to improve lives and cure Type 1 Diabetes by serving as Honoree for the 2017 JDRF Miracles Gala, where it is our honor to present him with the Living and Giving Award.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.