Helix Fund

The Helix Fund is the engine behind JAX’s cutting-edge research, advanced scientific technologies, and educational programs. Support the Helix Fund today to help us shape the future of human health through lifesaving research.

The Helix Fund Signature Societies recognize Helix Fund donors who give $1,000 or more in cumulative current use gifts each year to the Laboratory. The Signature Societies are named after distinguished JAX scientists whose groundbreaking discoveries improved our understanding of disease and led to better treatments for patients today.

Named after Douglas Coleman, who greatly increased our understanding of the genetic and hormonal bases for obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Your privileges include: View privileges…
  • Special invitation to Forum for Discovery events to hear directly from JAX researchers and leaders how we are shaping the future of precision medicine.
  • Invitation to JAXtaposition speaker series, featuring talks with leading JAX scientists on diseases and their impact on our lives.
  • Printed copy of the JAX Annual Report which includes research highlights, philanthropic milestones and financials.
  • Printed version of Search magazine three times per year with in-depth articles that showcase how JAX research is advancing the biomedical field.
  • Monthly Leading the Search e-newsletter with information about how the Laboratory is finding more effective ways to treat, prevent and cure diseases.
  • Your name featured alongside other donors on JAX’s online donor honor roll and interactive donor walls in Bar Harbor, Maine and Farmington, Connecticut.
Learn more about Douglas Coleman
Douglas Coleman Donor Honor Roll View Douglas Coleman Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (4)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Adair
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adelman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Curtis G. Anderson
  • Mr. Matthew R. Andruchow
  • Dr. Karen Artzt
  • Patty Bacon
  • Dr. David Baltimore and Alice S. Huang
  • Jean Marc and Marian Bara
  • Betsy Shack Barbanell
  • Mrs. Lydia Barnes
  • Lavon Bartel and David Struck
  • Bass-Grossman Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
  • Bruce and Martha Bauer
  • Norman Beisaw
  • Ms. Stefani Berkey and Mr. Daniel F. Tandy
  • Gail W. Berry, M.D.
  • Fred Bieber
  • Robert and Genie Birch
  • Otis W. Brawley, M.D.
  • James and Lee Broder
  • Pamela Brown '71
  • Stuart '57 and Jean Brown
  • Mr. Richard H. Bullock and Ms. Carol E. Woolman
  • Dr. Carol Bult
  • Charles B. Cairns, M.D.
  • Sandra D. Carpenter
  • Richard and Pat Carr
  • Coleman H. and Jo Champlin Casey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Chalk
  • Dr. and Mrs. Hsin Cheng Chao
  • Harry Charlston and Mary Ann Charlston
  • Donna and Mark Clare
  • Tom Craig
  • Mrs. Edith LaC. Dabney
  • Ms. Jeanne Cahill Davis
  • Mr. Michael P. Dilworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Doss
  • Alexandra and William Dove
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wells B. Dow
  • John M. and Carolyn B. Eckert
  • Bill and Helen Elkins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gordon I. Erikson Jr.
  • Greg and Judith Fergin
  • John and Jacqueline Fitzpatrick
  • Robert J. and Margaret A. Flynn
  • Denis M. Forster
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Foulke Jr.
  • Paul and Carol Fremont-Smith
  • Dr. Jeffrey Friedman
  • Peggie Geiger
  • Thomas Gelehrter '54
  • Margolia Gilson
  • Paul A. Godley, M.D.
  • Esther '61 and William Gorman
  • Anne Gould
  • Dr. Ralph J. '65 and Mrs. Millicent Graff
  • Kevin and Karen Greene
  • Aimee Smith and Tracy Harding
  • Penelope P. Harris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Harwood III
  • Julia Helms
  • Randy and Janis Henry
  • Andrew Hirschberg
  • Kevin Hogan
  • Mr. Leo A. Holt
  • Susan J. Hunter and David H. Lambert
  • Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall
  • Anthony Johnson
  • William and Jeanne Johnson
  • Thomas P. Jones
  • Herbert Juli
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marshall J. Kaiser
  • Ed and Ann Kania
  • Mrs. Jacquelynn Kaufman
  • Jack and Maggie Kelley
  • Chris and Kathleen Koch
  • Larry and Marilyn Kopke
  • Julius and Patricia Krevans
  • Mr. Robert James Kriss
  • Dr. Mark H. Kryder and Dr. Sandra L. Kryder
  • David '66 Kyner
  • Sam and Nancy Ladd
  • Haley and Steve Laken
  • Michelle and Steve Lando
  • Kate and Rick Lannamann
  • Charles Lee, Ph.D.
  • Mr. Dwight E. Lee
  • Edward Leiter
  • Ms. Louise Lopez
  • Drs. Diane Louie and Paul Rothenberg
  • John and Tamara Lundgren
  • Dr. Brobson Lutz '64
  • Kathryn MacLeod
  • Baxter and Barbara Maffett
  • Mr. and Mrs. David McClellan
  • Ms. Elizabeth McMullan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Metz
  • Thea Michailides
  • Charles and Judith Micoleau
  • Nancy Milliken, M.D.
  • Leonard and Renee Minsky
  • George J. and Heather M. Mitchell
  • Michael '80 and Katharine '80 Morley
  • Stephanie B. Rubin Morris '83
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel W. Motley
  • David D. Myers, D.V.M., Ph.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Noyes
  • Stuart and Roslyn Orkin
  • Mr. John B. Overton and Dr. Ruth Overton
  • Virginia E. Papaioannou '67
  • Mr. Michael A. Papale III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm E. Peabody
  • Joyce and David Peterson
  • R. Anderson Pew
  • Stephen Pilder and Susan Waddington-Pilder
  • Mary and William Purdy
  • Lloyd and Lee Reynolds
  • Tom Reynolds '76 and Mariluz Villa
  • Priscilla E. Richardson
  • Jeanne Riggs
  • Sarah Ritter
  • Bill and Sonnie Robb
  • C. Ruth Roberts
  • Elizabeth S. Roberts '64
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller
  • Richard W. and Linda Jackson Roeckelein
  • Eric and Rebecca Rolfson
  • Yijun Ruan, Ph.D.
  • Anne Russell
  • Robert and Anne Sargent
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Tom Sawyer, Jr.
  • Jeffrey and Amie Schantz
  • Elizabeth C. Schermerhorn-Apgar, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Rosalind A. Segal '74
  • Dave '91 and Suzanne Serreze
  • David Sewall
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Shand
  • Warren L. Simpson Jr.
  • Ms. Swati Sinha and Mr. Davanum Srinivas
  • Ms. Ingrid Solomon
  • Grace K. Stanek
  • Irwin and Arlyn Stein
  • Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D.
  • Donald Stern '71
  • George Strawbridge, Jr.
  • Raymond H. Taylor
  • James and Elizabeth Taylor
  • Patricia Tipton
  • Rocco P. and Anne Marie Triolo Charitable Gift Fund
  • Linda and Hubert Van Peenen
  • Bill and Kathy Vandegrift
  • Drs. Candace and Edward Walworth
  • Ms. Paula Renee Webster
  • Dr. Nancy Weiland '60
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven H. Weinberger
  • Erica and George Weinstock
  • Andrew Weisenfeld
  • Peter and Pam Wellin
  • Ms. Barbara West '55
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Wheeler Jr.
  • Pam and Mark Whittaker
  • Bill and Debbie Wight
  • Jonathan and Sydney Winthrop
  • Yuan-Lin Yang
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dana R. Younger
  • Karl and Dian Zeile
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen W. Zern
  • Karen Zielinski and Constance Crocker
Named after Margaret Green, who maintained and expanded a comprehensive map of the mouse genome over a period of more than 20 years.

Your privileges include all Douglas Coleman Signature Society privileges, plus:

  • Preferred seating at the JAXtaposition speaker series, featuring talks with leading JAX scientists on diseases and their impact on our lives.
  • Access to intimate meet-the-researcher lunches and behind-the-scene tours of JAX campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine, or Farmington, Connecticut.
Learn more about Margaret Green
Margaret Green Donor Honor Roll View Margaret Green Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Arthur Aleshire
  • Robert B. Binswanger, Ph.D.
  • Bruce and Susan Birren
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Burks
  • Mr. and Mrs. David E. Burks
  • Mr. James V. Burks
  • Irv and Barbara Cohen
  • Mr. Marvin L. Conney
  • R & V Cushman Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
  • L. William and Marie H. Demaso
  • Mr. Jeff D. Emerson
  • Mr. William E. Fowler and Ms. Mary C. Wolf
  • Peter and Susan Geiger
  • Suzie and Arthur Gowie
  • Mr. Phil Harriman
  • Ms. Christine G. Hayworth
  • Leslie A. Houghton, Ph.D. '77
  • Rue Judd
  • The Kerchner Family
  • Mr. Fred Kilfoil
  • Laurin and Dr. Norman Kleiman
  • Allan and Joan Kleinman
  • Michael Lebel
  • Gregory Leet and Albie Micklich
  • Bob and Lois McKown
  • Mr. I. Wistar Morris III
  • Auro and Priya Nair
  • Mr. Benjamin R. Neilson
  • Rosemary G. O'Brien and Joanne Schindelheim
  • Kylie Rosenstock
  • Mary Rumpho-Kennedy
  • John and Nancy Ryan
  • Mr. Louis B. Schatz
  • Mary W. Schley M.D. '50
  • Mr. Winthrop A. Short
  • Dr. and Mrs. William S. Sly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Speers
  • Kathleen M. Sutton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tedone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Vittorini
  • Rebecca and Rhys Williams
Named after Elizabeth "Tibby" Russell, who performed the first successful bone marrow transplant in mice.

Your privileges include all Margaret Green Signature Society privileges, plus:

  • Exclusive quarterly update from the Vice President of Research on the latest JAX research and faculty news.
  • An annual written report on the important impact of your gift on JAX research and programs.
  • Preferred seating at Forum for Discovery events, where you hear directly from JAX researchers and leaders how we are shaping the future of precision medicine.
Learn more about Tibby Russell
Tibby Russell Donor Honor Roll View Tibby Russell Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Robert Alvine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Denison Bacon
  • Carolyn Bennett
  • Richard and Susan Bingham Fund
  • Michael J. Blessing, Esq.
  • Mark and Recia Blumenkranz
  • Frank and Barbara Boyle
  • Nancy Brown
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Cabot
  • Ronald and Marlene Carpenter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel M. Chamberlin
  • Dr. Diane B. Cloud and Sanford Cloud, Jr. Esq.
  • Joseph M. Cohen
  • Kathleen and Randy Corbet
  • Ms. Linda M. Cote
  • J Taylor and Suzanne Crandall
  • Lise DeSimone
  • Ms. Josephine Detmer
  • Rogie Dickey
  • Mr. Ross Dworman
  • Mr. Paul Emple
  • Jacqueline Fawcett, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Feith
  • Heidi and David Fitz
  • Stephen Fletcher
  • Ms. Pamela Gleichman and Mr. Karl Norberg
  • JoAnne Goodnight
  • Mrs. Francoise M. Haasch-Jones and Mr. Rhett L. Jones
  • Ms. Moreen Halmo
  • Anthony '75 and Linda Helstosky
  • Ms. Jean Hoffman
  • GayLynn and Mel Jackson
  • W. R. and Anne Jackson
  • Weslie R. Janeway
  • Mr. and Mrs. David E. Johnson
  • Samantha Knowlton, M.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kogod
  • Patrice Krant and Richard Rosenbloom
  • Fernand and Nicole Lamesch
  • Marion H. Lavy
  • Mr. Sam R. Little
  • Dr. and Mrs. Edison T. Liu
  • Katy Longley
  • Drs. Diane Louie and Paul Rothenberg
  • Barry and Teresa Luke
  • Jane C. MacElree
  • Susan Mathews and Stephen Hoffing
  • Reginald McManus
  • Lusia Milch
  • Carolyn Hansen Montgomery
  • George Montgomery
  • Ginger More
  • Dorothy Suzi Osher
  • Nancy C. Page Blackburn
  • Dennis and Peggy Paustenbach
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peck
  • Lou and Joan Perry
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius B. Prior Jr.
  • Charles M. Rice
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Robinson
  • Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe
  • David E. Shaw
  • Irving I. Silverman
  • Geoffrey W. Smith, J.D.
  • Janice Stanton
  • Howsie Stewart
  • Mr. Carl W. Stiewe and Ms. Maike Rohde
  • Peter Stogis
  • Miguel Browne and Silvija Strikis
  • The Alexis and Susan Te Charitable Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of The Renaissance Charitable Foundation
  • Nick and Joan Thorndike
  • Ms. Pamela M. Thye
  • Tom and Beth Volpe
  • Ms. Hedda W. Von Goeben
  • Paul and Helen Weaver
  • Mr. Caspar Weinberger Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert S. Wheatley
  • Diana and Bill Wister
  • Ms. Mary Kate Wold
  • Mr. Brian F. Wruble
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees
Named after Nobel Prize winner George Snell, who is considered the father of immunogenetics.

Your privileges include all Tibby Russell Signature Society privileges, plus:

  • Personalized Presidential correspondence on the latest developments at JAX.
  • Private event or dinner with JAX President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D. and special JAX guests.
  • An exclusive invitation to one of the JAX Board of Trustees private dinners with special guest speaker.
  • Complimentary webcast participation in the prestigious McKusick Short Course on Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics ($650 value).
Learn more about George Snell
George Snell Donor Honor Roll View George Snell Donor Honor Roll…
  • Mr. Thomas Barry
  • Mrs. Lizabeth Becton-Read
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Byrd
  • Jane C. Carr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lou J. D'Ambrosio
  • Julie Daum
  • Anthony DeChellis/Fortunata Foundation
  • Gillian E. Ehrich
  • Steven B. Fink, J.D.
  • John and Carole German
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Gerrity
  • John A. Gibbons Jr.
  • Cynthia S. Johnson
  • Mrs. Christine Kiernan
  • Dr. Donna A. King '75
  • Richard and Theresa Lubman
  • Mrs. Marla W. McCurdy
  • Neal Milch
  • Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust
  • Frank and Kimberly Moss
  • Paul A. and Dartha C. Reid
  • David and Barbara Roux
  • Hon. and Dr. Warren M. Silver
  • Dr. Willys K. Silvers '49, '50
  • Mrs. Priscilla E. Smith
  • Mr. Donald H. Swan
  • S. Tucker Taft and Phyllis R. Yale
  • Sonny and Christine Whelen
  • Roger A. Williamson
  • Suzanne and Berton Zbar

Catalyst Circle members are Helix Fund donors who have chosen to advance JAX’s mission through ongoing monthly gifts. By giving just $30, $20 or even $10 a month, you are fueling revolutionary genetics and genomics research at JAX – all to help people live longer, healthier lives.

As a Catalyst Circle member, you will receive:

  • Special communications
  • A Catalyst Circle charter membership card
  • Your name listed in the Catalyst Circle honor roll
  • An exclusive JAX luggage tag, so that you can share your commitment to finding cures with your friends and family.
  • Less mail from JAX (because we’ll know we can rely on your consistent support).

Additional Information

  • Your gift may be designated to a particular disease or educational program.
  • The Helix Fund does not include gifts to endowments or capital funds.