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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…

Events with JAX leaders

  • Invitations to exclusive Forum for Discovery events, where you can hear directly from JAX researchers and leaders how we are shaping the future of precision medicine and accelerating the discovery of new ways to prevent, treat and cure heart disease, immune disorders, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more diseases.

  • Invitation to the private JAXtaposition speaker series, featuring TED-style talks on diseases and research advances from leading JAX scientists.

Exclusive communications

  • Receive the JAX Annual Report.
  • Receive our magazine, Search, three times per year and enjoy articles that showcase the ways in which, together, we are advancing biomedical research to improve human health.
  • Receive Leading the Search e-newsletter. These updates will keep you informed on how JAX is finding more effective, precise and personalized ways to treat, prevent and cure diseases.

Public recognition

Learn more about Douglas Coleman
Douglas Coleman Donor Honor Roll View Douglas Coleman Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Adair
  • Paul and Leigh Albert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Curtis G. Anderson
  • Dr. Karen Artzt
  • Patty Bacon
  • Dr. David Baltimore and Alice S. Huang
  • Jacques F. Banchereau, Ph.D.
  • Robert and Betsy Shack Barbanell
  • Bass-Grossman Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
  • Bruce and Martha Bauer
  • Mrs. William M. Blackwell
  • Susan Boss
  • Pamela Brown '71
  • Stuart Brown '57
  • Mr. Richard H. Bullock and Ms. Carol E. Woolman
  • Dr. Carol Bult
  • 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
  • Barbara and Irving Cohen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tristram C. Colket Jr.
  • Tom Craig
  • Mrs. Edith LaC. Dabney
  • Mrs. Jeanne Cahill Davis
  • Carol Dennis
  • Mr. Michael P. Dilworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Doss
  • Alexandra and William Dove
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wells B. Dow
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr.
  • Bill and Helen Elkins
  • Penelope S. Evans
  • Jean and John Eysenbach
  • Gregory and Judith Fergin
  • Heidi and David Fitz
  • John and Jacqueline Fitzpatrick
  • Denis M. Forster
  • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Foulke Jr.
  • Dr. '59 and Mrs. Richard R. Fox
  • Paul and Carol Fremont-Smith
  • Peggie Geiger
  • Peter and Susan Geiger
  • Thomas Gelehrter '54
  • John and Carole German
  • Ms. Pamela Gleichman and Mr. Karl Norberg
  • Paul A. Godley, M.D.
  • Dr. Ralph J. '65 and Mrs. Millicent Graff
  • Denise Hall
  • John Hardiman
  • Aimee Smith and Tracy Harding
  • David J. Harris, M.D. '58,'74
  • Penelope P. Harris
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett Harwood III
  • Ms. Christine G. Hayworth
  • Julia Helms
  • Randy and Janis Henry
  • Andrew Hirschberg
  • Daniel Hodes
  • Marc and Deborra '70 Howard
  • Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hutz
  • Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall
  • William and Jeanne Johnson
  • Thomas P. Jones
  • Rue Judd
  • Herbert Juli
  • Ed and Ann Kania
  • Mrs. Jacquelynn Kaufman
  • Jack and Maggie Kelley
  • The Kerchner Family
  • Chris and Kathleen Koch
  • Larry and Marilyn Kopke
  • Leonard Kreisler
  • Julius and Patricia Krevans
  • Mr. Robert James Kriss
  • Sam and Nancy Ladd
  • Michelle and Steve Lando
  • Charles Lee, Ph.D.
  • Mr. Dwight E. Lee
  • Donna Levy/Richard Leroy Family Fund
  • Thomas and Maureen Litwin
  • Ms. Louise Lopez
  • Florence J. Lotrowski, J.D.
  • Baxter and Barbara Maffett
  • Hector Marmolejo
  • Susan Mathews and Stephen Hoffing
  • Ms. Elizabeth McMullan
  • Richard Metz
  • Auro and Priya Nair
  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Noyes
  • George O'Neill
  • 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 and Susan Pilder
  • Mary and William Purdy
  • Tom Reynolds '76 and Mariluz Villa
  • Priscilla E. Richardson
  • Jeanne Riggs
  • Bill and Sonnie Robb
  • Elizabeth S. Roberts '64
  • David and Susan Rockefeller
  • Yijun Ruan, Ph.D.
  • Edward and Marthann Samek
  • Robert and Anne Sargent
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Tom Sawyer, Jr.
  • Dr. Rosalind A. Segal '74
  • Dave '91 and Suzanne Serreze
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Shand
  • Dr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Shubert
  • Swati and Davanum Sinha
  • Paul Slaunwhite and Catherine Shields
  • Hopestill and Paul Spillane
  • Grace K. Stanek
  • Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D.
  • Donald Stern '71
  • Bayne B. Stevenson
  • Kathleen M. Sutton
  • Raymond H. Taylor
  • Patricia Tipton
  • Rocco P. and Anne Marie Triolo Charitable Gift Fund
  • Clare T. Tully, J.D.
  • Bill and Kathy Vandegrift
  • Drs. Thomas Vogt '79 and Gwen Guglielmi
  • Drs. Candace and Edward Walworth
  • Ms. Paula Renee Webster
  • Dr. Nancy Weiland '60
  • Peter and Pam Wellin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Wheeler Jr.
  • Pam and Mark Whittaker
  • Bill and Debbie Wight
  • Jonathan and Sydney Winthrop
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dana R. Younger
  • 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:

Tours of JAX facilities

  • Access to behind-the-scenes tours of our JAX campuses in both Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Connecticut.
Learn more about Margaret Green
Margaret Green Donor Honor Roll View Margaret Green Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (1)
  • Arthur Aleshire
  • Jean Marc and Marian Bara
  • Robert B. Binswanger, Ph.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. David E. Burks
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Burks
  • Mr. James V. Burks
  • Dr. Diane B. Cloud and Sanford Cloud, Jr. Esq.
  • Mr. Marvin L. Conney
  • R & V Cushman Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
  • L. William and Marie H. Demaso
  • Mr. William E. Fowler and Ms. Mary C. Wolf
  • Richard Gilder
  • Suzie and Arthur Gowie
  • Mr. Phil Harriman
  • Anthony '75 and Linda Helstosky
  • Leslie A. Houghton, Ph.D. '77
  • Mr. and Mrs. John N. Kelly
  • Laurin and Dr. Norman Kleiman
  • Allan and Joan Kleinman
  • Michael Lebel
  • Mr. Gregory Leet and Mr. Albie Micklich
  • Bob and Lois McKown
  • Ginger More
  • Mr. I. Wistar Morris III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Neilson
  • Rosemary G. O'Brien and Joanne Schindelheim
  • Kylie Rosenstock
  • John and Nancy Ryan
  • Mr. Louis B. Schatz
  • Mary W. Schley M.D. '50
  • Dr. and Mrs. William S. Sly
  • Geoffrey W. Smith, J.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tedone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Vittorini
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:

Events with JAX leaders

  • Invitation to four Discovery lunches with faculty and leadership covering different disease and research program areas, including Alzheimer’s, addiction, cancer, diabetes, rare diseases and more.

Exclusive communications

  • Receive periodic round-up news emails highlighting JAX research reported in the media.
Learn more about Tibby Russell
Tibby Russell Donor Honor Roll View Tibby Russell Donor Honor Roll…
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adelman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bass
  • Mrs. Lizabeth Becton-Read
  • Carolyn Bennett
  • Richard and Susan Bingham Fund
  • Robert and Genie Birch
  • Michael J. Blessing, Esq.
  • Frank and Barbara Boyle
  • Nancy Brown
  • Jean Bybee
  • David and Susan Cabot
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Cabot
  • Ronald and Marlene Carpenter
  • Jane C. Carr
  • Dr. Margaret S. Coffey '76 and Dr. Tom K. Coffey
  • Joseph M. Cohen
  • J Taylor and Suzanne Crandall
  • Mr. Daniel J. 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
  • Stephen Fletcher
  • JoAnne Goodnight
  • Douglas Grahn
  • Mrs. Francoise M. Haasch-Jones and\ Mr. Rhett L. Jones
  • Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., and Jacqueline K. Hewett
  • GayLynn and Mel Jackson
  • Richard W. and Nancy Jackson
  • W. R. and Anne Jackson
  • E. Thomas Johnson and Joyce M. Sullivan
  • Mrs. Christine Kiernan
  • Samantha Knowlton, M.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kogod
  • Fernand and Nicole Lamesch
  • Kate and Rick Lannamann
  • Marion H. Lavy
  • Mr. Sam R. Little
  • Katy Longley
  • Drs. Diane Louie and Paul Rothenberg
  • Jane C. MacElree
  • Carolyn Hansen Montgomery
  • Dorothy Suzi Osher
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peck
  • Lou and Joan Perry
  • John Reny
  • Charles M. Rice
  • Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe
  • Hilda K. Roderick and Family
  • Paul Russell
  • David Sandberg, M.D.
  • David E. Shaw
  • Sophie Nicholson and Tarek Sherif
  • Mr. Winthrop A. Short
  • Hon. and Dr. Warren M. Silver
  • Irving I. Silverman
  • Janice Stanton
  • Howsie Stewart
  • Mr. Carl W. Stiewe and Ms. Maike Rohde
  • Peter Stogis
  • Miguel Browne and Silvija Strikis
  • Mr. Donald H. Swan
  • The Alexis and Susan Te Charitable Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of The Renaissance Charitable Foundation
  • Sally Thomas
  • Nick and Joan Thorndike
  • Ms. Pamela M. Thye
  • Tom and Beth Volpe
  • Ms. Hedda W. Von Goeben
  • Mrs. Elisabeth L. Walts
  • Paul and Helen Weaver
  • Mr. Caspar Weinberger Jr.
  • Constance S. White, M.D.
  • Diana and Bill Wister
  • Roslyn and George Wright
  • James and Helen Wright
  • 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:

Events with JAX leaders

  • Access to JAX online curricula for in-depth scientific learning experiences.
  • Invitation to join other George Snell Signature Society members for dinner with JAX President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D., in Bar Harbor, Maine, or Farmington, Connecticut.
  • Invitation to a private event in New York City or Boston with President and CEO Edison Liu, M.D.
Learn more about George Snell
George Snell Donor Honor Roll View George Snell Donor Honor Roll…
  • Robert Alvine
  • Mrs. Lydia Barnes
  • Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust
  • Mr. Thomas Barry
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Byrd
  • Kathleen and Randy Corbet
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lou J. D'Ambrosio
  • Timothy D. Dattels
  • Julie Daum
  • Gillian E. Ehrich
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Gerrity
  • John A. Gibbons Jr.
  • Mr. Leo A. Holt
  • Weslie R. Janeway
  • Cynthia S. Johnson
  • Dr. Donna A. King '75
  • Dr. and Mrs. Edison T. Liu
  • Richard and Theresa Lubman
  • Neal Milch
  • Dennis J. Paustenbach, Ph.D.
  • Paul A. and Dartha C. Reid
  • David and Barbara Roux
  • Dr. Willys K. Silvers '49, '50
  • Tallwood
  • Ann S. Smythe
  • S. Tucker Taft and Phyllis R. Yale
  • Mr. and Mrs. William F. Vogler III
  • Mr. and Mrs. George W. 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.