AMARANTH DIABETES FOUNDATION, INC.
raises funds for diabetes research. Since no administrative
expenses are withheld, all monies raised are passed directly to the
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation
(ADARF) for specific research
projects with 100% of funds donated being used for research grants.
Honored Lady Marie
Waters, Past Supreme Royal Matron, of Connecticut, began the
Amaranth Diabetes Foundation. It was Honored Lady Marie’s desire to
give the Order of the Amaranth a specific charity to be associated
with and a vessel for the funds raised by Amaranth members. By
establishing this Foundation, Honored Lady Marie felt the Order
would obtain greater recognition for its charitable efforts and
adopted the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc at the 1979 Supreme
Assembly and established an irrevocable Trust Fund for this purpose.
ALL Members of the Order are automatically members of this
Since 1979 the
Amaranth Diabetes Foundation has donated in excess of $14.0 million
dollars to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Research
In 1996, the ADA
presented the Supreme Council Order of the Amaranth the "Charles H.
Best" Medal for distinguished service in the fight to find a cure
for diabetes. Supreme Royal Matron, Honored Lady Sara Ann Seibert
and Supreme Royal Patron, Sir Knight Richard D. "Ned" Kelly were
honored to accept the award on the behalf of Supreme Council.
Order of the Amaranth, Inc. had milestone years in 2002 and 2003.
Supreme Council gave donations of $554,000 and $514,000
respectively. This allowed ADA to award 5 research grants to
researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Georgetown
University Medical Center, University of Iowa, Washington University
School of Medicine, and the University of Washington & VA Puget
Sound Health Care System.