Ambassador Program

Announcing the IgA Nephropathy Foundation’s Ambassador Program!

The IgA Nephropathy Foundation Ambassador Program will bring together and train a select group of “expert” and inspired patients and caregivers. 

Our IgAN Ambassadors will extend the voice and geographic reach of the Foundation, helping to grow our IgAN family, push for better treatments, and reach patients and caregivers earlier in their journey, empowering them to take charge of their kidneys and overall health. 

Ambassadors will rally around four core focus areas: 

Peer support

Awareness & Education

Community Outreach & Partnerships

Patient Empowerment & Advocacy

Our Kick-Off

The Ambassador Program will formally launch in late 2022 when our first cadre of “expert” volunteer leaders convene for a one-day kick-off and training. This and subsequent training will equip our Ambassadors with the skills, How-to resources, and template materials to:

  • Share their stories to inspire and give hope to others 
  • Raise awareness of IgA Nephropathy  
  • Educate and engage others, including nephrology care providers
  • Provide peer support and vetted tools and resources    
  • Empower patients to advocate for themselves and for better treatments

Harnessing the power of the IgA Nephropathy community to engage, inspire, support, and activate patients and caregivers, near and far. 

Want to make a difference and be a defining part of our future? 

Apply to be a Co-Chair or Ambassador today. 

We are in search of:

  • Two dedicated, forward-thinking volunteers to help co-lead the program
  • Volunteers willing to serve as Ambassadors for our cause 

Your stories and our shared connections are at the heart of the Ambassador Program. Anyone affected by IgA Nephropathy – especially patients or parents who care for a child with the condition – with the passion and time to make a difference is encouraged to apply.

Become an IgAN Ambassador

Apply to Serve as Co-Chair

  • Read the co-chair job description; terms are 2 years
  • Fill out an application and submit it to info@igan.org
  • Take part in a 30 to 45-minute interview 

For planning purposes, applications for our 2022 kick-off will be accepted until September 18.

Learn more

For more information about the Ambassador Program, read our program description or send an email to info@igan.org.

Ambassador Program

Co-Chair Job Description

Program Application