Posted at February 22, 2013 | By: | Categories: Fundraiser,Texas - Houston,Texas - San Antonio,Texas Association | 2 Comments

February Focus on Fundraisers

New Jersey Dad Makes Good on His Promise!

Big-hearted, generous and all-around great guy Lou Barbera delivered the good news recently that  his employer, ICAP chose the NFXF as one of the recipients of their 2012 Charity Day. Each year, the company donates 100 percent of its profits from one day in December to outstanding charitable organizations. Lou joined the firm in 2012, not long after his first successful fundraising Awareness Day efforts, when former colleagues generously wrote checks in response to the story he shared about his son. He promised ICAP would deliver similar support, and they did—a check for $15,000! Thank you Lou and family for making good to great!

Texas: Big Gift from a Big State

Everyone knows Texans like to think big—and our Texas LINKS groups are no different! Last fall, three of them organized the first-ever state-wide awareness and fundraising walks in their respective communities—San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. The result: increased awareness through local media coverage, and fundraising successes for everyone! Special thanks to the Fragile X Alliance of Texas (San Antonio & Houston) for their generous donation of proceeds to the NFXF. We like the way you think!

Virginia Girl Makes “Grande” Gesture!

Nine-year-old Georgia Grande celebrated her December birthday with friends, but rather than unwrapping gifts, they made gingerbread houses together. Why? Because Georgia asked for donations to the NFXF in honor of her brother Jimmy instead. These young philanthropists definitely have a tender heart for Jimmy and the cause of Fragile X!

Got a Special Day Coming Up?

Ask for or give a gift that makes a real difference: a donation to the NFXF!

  • Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries
  • Congratulations (e.g., graduation, retirement, new baby, new job, etc.)
  • Thank-you & get well wishes

Such tax-deductible gifts are a perfect “fit” for multiple circumstances, and they will be put to good use—making hope possible for everyone impacted by Fragile X.

Remembering a Loved One…

Keep the memory of a loved one alive by giving a gift in memoriam. The NFXF can always provide remittance envelopes for services and memorials.

Thanks for Giving Hope!

Every day, we work to make hope possible for everyone impacted by Fragile X. Our grateful thanks to all of you who donated so generously to our 2012 Journey to Hope Annual Fund campaign. Special shout-out to Melissa Welin and Holly Usrey-Roos, who reached out to their networks for online contributions to this campaign. We appreciate their enterprising enthusiasm!

And for those of you who have not gotten around to it, we’re going to ask one more time: Please make hope possible! Give to the Annual Fund today!


  • hi.. i am a mom of two adults (22 &20) living in Brownsville, Tx. I am very interested in being in contact with families around, if it possible for us to join the groups here in our State. Thanks for cooperation. Have a wonderful day..

    • Sorry Martha!
      I looked up Browning instead of Brownsville! The closest group to you would be in San Antonio. Here is the contact information for Tina and Mike Makris in San Antonio!

      Tina Makris
      Director FXAT-SA
      Phone: (210) 441-8566

      Mike Makris
      Chairman FXAT
      Phone: (210) 468-2922

      Thanks –

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