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SAF Donates $15,000 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Donation, Sponsorship of Annual Gala to Support Type 1 Diabetes Research

Publish Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

ATLANTA, GA (April 21, 2022) - SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher is pleased to make a donation of $15,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This contribution follows a generous donation to JDRF in 2021 to commemorate SAF’s 75th anniversary in business. The gift will correspond with SAF’s corporate sponsorship for the JDRF Hope Gala in Atlanta, GA, on May 7, 2022.

JDRF strives to promote advocacy, fund research, and provide a support network for those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The annual gala celebrates the tenacity and courage of the T1D community while raising funds for diabetes research. The $15,000 donation will help fund critical research and bring life-changing treatments to millions living with T1D.

“Type 1 diabetes is a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of the SAF family,” said Penn McClatchey, CEO at SAF. “Anything we can do to drive this mission forward means a lot to us. We are proud to be a sponsor for JDRF’s annual gala and hope our donation will help raise awareness and make a difference in the worldwide effort to find a cure to end type 1 diabetes.”

SAF’s continued support for JDRF is marked by numerous donations throughout the company’s history.

The Hope Gala will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel in SAF’s hometown, providing an excellent opportunity for the organization to have a presence at the event.

To learn more about the JDRF Hope Gala, visit:

About SAF:

For 75 Years, SAF has served as one of the nation’s most complete resources for metals distribution, finishing, and fabrication. SAF is a mill-direct aluminum buyer, an approved fabricator for major aluminum composite pane; (ACM) manufacturers, and a mill-direct buyer of aluminum coil and extrusions. In addition to providing custom fabrication, painting, and anodizing, SAF Fabrication engineers aluminum, panel, and column systems for commercial building projects worldwide. For more information, visit