Services & Programs


Chris Dudley is currently CEO and founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation, which was established in 1994 in order to help children with diabetes pursue their dreams. The Chris Dudley Foundation is dedicated to kids with diabetes, and provides educational programs, advocacy, and supports diabetes research. Through the foundation, Chris also established the only basketball camp in the country for children with diabetes. Chris has been a role model on and off the court and was diagnosed at the age of 16 with Type 1 diabetes. Chris at 2008 JDRF Walk

Chris has not only been a leader in generating funds for diabetes research and education, but an outspoken advocate for all kids & young adults. In 2005 and 2006 Chris was invited to address the U.S. Senate committees on the topics of diabetes funding and research. Chris has supported Providence Child Center by serving as Honorary Co-Chair for the NBA/NFL Celebrity Golf Challenge in 2003.

Speaking Events and Interviews


The Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit, Clackamas, Oregon

Speaking engagement

The Breakdown Show with Dave & Audley interviewed Chris on February 20. Check out the video highlight below and click here for the full interview.


Chris Dudley is a Diabetes Trailblazer

Transforming Diabetes is a radio show that airs every Wednesday at 11:30am PST. Click here to listen to their interview with Chris on November 2, 2011.


  • Les Schwab Invitational - Key Note Speaker
  • Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center - Key Note Speaker
  • JDRF - Walk to Cure Diabetes - Celebrity Emcee
  • JDRF - Hope Gala -Celebrity Master of Ceremony Emcee

  • Children With Diabetes - Friends for Life - Key Note Speaker
  • JDRF Heart of Gold Gala - Celebrity Master of Ceremony Emcee (2 years)
  • JDRF Walk - Oregon/SW Washington Chapter- Celebrity Master of Ceremony Emcee (2 years)


Chris & the Chris Dudley Foundation have supported:

  • "I have a Dream Foundation"
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)
  • American Diabetes Associations (ADA)
  • Providence Child Center
  • Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center
  • Diabetes Research Institute(DRI)
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Gales Creek Camp
  • Many other national and local organizations

Chris Dudley

Occupation: Former 16-year NBA veteran, CEO of the Chris Dudley Foundation, Partner and Wealth Strategist of Filigree Advisors

Travels from: Portland, Oregon, and San Diego, California

Event type or topic: Diabetes awareness, motivational/inspirational, teamwork, open forum

Fee: Please contact our office 503.349.0073 or email us at

General Credentials:

Spokesperson, Roche - 2007

Spokesperson, Hi-Tech Pharmacal

Board of directors, SEI 

Board of directors, ADA

Board of directors, JDRF

Spoke for The Iacocca Foundation

Media Credentials:

PSA for JDRF Walk

PSA for ADA Walk

Appeared on "Heroes America," (with Robin Leach)

AM Northwest television show

Fox Sports broadcaster

Sports Illustrated, 2004

Featured in "Not The Ordinary NBA Center" (Associated Press)

"Countdown for kids, Nothin' but Net", 1999,2002, 2004

"I can't be stopped," Inside Stuff NBA, 1999

Diabetes interview, 1999

Awards: speaking

  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
  • USA Today's Most Caring Athlete Award
  • I have a Dream Program Award
  • "A star in the fight" Award (ADA)
  • Hero Night award (JDRF Children's Congress)
  • Confidence Award (Whittier Institute)
  • Governor Barbara Roberts Quality of Life Award
  • Non-Partisan US Freedom Corp Award for community service (presented by President Bush)
  • ADA Father of the Year


For more information about Chris Dudley speaking engagements, contact the Chris Dudley Foundation.

Phone: (503) 349-0073
Fax: (503) 743-2536