Why I Give

Meet JAX’s loyal supporters – people like you who truly make a difference through contributions to scientific research and breakthroughs.

Carolyn Hansen Montgomery with family membersA Legacy of Lifelong Learning

"Some 60 years ago I spent my summer at a grand old cottage at Highseas, and to this day I still appreciate the independence the experience taught me."Read More

Leslie and Rainey NorinsJAX: A Sound Investment in the Future

My acquaintance with The Jackson Lab began in a rather unusual way. After graduating Duke Medical School in 1962, I had received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study immunology in Melbourne, Australia with Sir Macfarlane Burnet, Nobel Laureate, at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.Read More

The RudolfsFamily Connection Leads to JAX Gift

For more than 45 years my family has been involved with The Jackson Laboratory! Our connection to the Lab began when both of our children participated in its outstanding Summer Student Program.Read More

Janet D. BrandMaking an Impact on the Future

My introduction to The Jackson Laboratory came through a Verrill Dana luncheon. What an exciting and enthusiastic group of researchers! I found stimulating scientists who would speak with such enthusiasm about their specialties. Their talks were very enlightening and understandable.Read More

Jean R. BybeeJean R. Bybee '68: Celebrates Her 50th Anniversary as a JAX Summer Student

Fifty years ago, I was selected for one of the coveted positions in the College Student Summer Program. There were 450 applicants at that time. It was my lifetime dream to be a tiny part of the cancer and genetics research at The Jackson Laboratory.Read More

Kathleen CorbetFueling Current Research Through Life Insurance

I have been a Trustee of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for over a decade, and it's important to me to champion the organization in every way I can. That's why I decided to add planned gifts to the ways in which I support the Laboratory.Read More

Deborah and Joel ShlianWhy I Give Back to Young Scientists

As a college junior in 1967, I participated in The Jackson Laboratory's Summer Student Program in Bar Harbor, working on a research project with the support of a renowned scientist.Read More

Patricia Albano-GoulettePatricia Albano-Goulette: An Enduring Commitment to Saving Lives

While enjoying their retirement in Colorado, Patricia Albano-Goulette and her husband, Richard, volunteered their time to help save lives, often with their loyal golden retrievers.Read More

Mary StieritzBill Stieritz: Son of Mary Stieritz, Gift Annuitant

Bill Stieritz is thankful for The Jackson Laboratory and the impact on his mom.Read More

Bill HarwoodBill Harwood Shares His Love of JAX

For the past 40 years, Bill Harwood has been inspired by what The Jackson Laboratory has contributed to science and decided to give back in return.Read More

Gail GutradtA Life and Legacy of Purpose: Gail Gutradt’s Story

Where there is a will there is a way. Gail Gutradt believed this until the moment she passed away from cancer in February 2016. Even then, she chose to leave a legacy that would benefit people she will never meet.Read More