It’s wonderful to see thoughtful, well-executed philanthropy at work.
– Ralph James
We are thrilled to announce that the Robert & Ardis James Foundation has offered a generous matching challenge to FRAXA Research Foundation for the second year!
Every donation made to FRAXA during December 2022 will be doubled by the James Foundation up to $100,000!
All dollars raised will be used to fund new research aimed at finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X.
Siblings Ralph and Cathy James have long supported numerous nonprofits and educational institutions through their family foundation, the Robert & Ardis James Foundation. An introduction made by longtime FRAXA family friend and advocate, William (Ted) Truscott, laid the groundwork for Ralph and Cathy being invigorated by what they saw as FRAXA’s “thoughtful, well-executed philanthropy at work.”
FRAXA's Mission Brings Hope to Families
Armed with this generous grant from the Robert & Ardis James Foundation, we can now increase the number of FRAXA research fellowships we offer, and this will help us bring top new talent to Fragile X research.
President and Co-founder
FRAXA Research Foundation
The FRAXA community is grateful to and energized by people like Cathy James, Ralph James, and Ted Truscott who — while not personally impacted by Fragile X — understand that the work we do now will also advance treatments for individuals who live with autism and intellectual disabilities beyond Fragile X syndrome. This trust and understanding is what drives us to succeed.
Since 1994, FRAXA Research Foundation has efficiently invested millions in biomedical research with the goal of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome. FRAXA funds research grants and fellowships at universities around the world, partnering with biomedical and pharmaceutical companies, large and small, to bridge the gap between research discoveries and actual treatments.