Leave a Legacy - Tribute Gifts

Making a donation in honor or in memory of someone is an extremely meaningful way of advancing the mission of HudsonAlpha, while paying tribute to a loved one. Tribute gifts provide important support to our scientists in their journeys of DISCOVERY, accelerating their efforts to improve human health and quality of life. When you make a gift in honor of a friend, family member, colleague or neighbor, we send the honoree a card advising him or her of your thoughtful gift. If yours is a memorial gift, we send a similar card to the person’s family.

Tributes gifts can be made in honor or memory of someone or they can be get well or birthday wishes. If you would like to give a different type of tribute, please let us know and we can create a card for your special gift. There are three ways you can make a tribute gift:

  • Online
  • By calling the HudsonAlpha Foundation at 256.327.9446
  • Mail a check and tribute information to:

HudsonAlpha Foundation

601 Genome Way

Huntsville, AL 35806


Below are some of the stories brought to us by individuals who have chosen to pay tribute to loved ones through a commemorative gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation.

In Honor of Jane Jones

“Now that we have seen personally with Buddy’s mother how difficult ovarian cancer is to treat, we felt the need to support HudsonAlpha in its quest to find a cure. Jane’s unfailing positive attitude is a testament to everyone who battles an illness. Our donation is given in her honor with hope that she will benefit directly from the research at HudsonAlpha.”  Buddy and Carole Jones

In honor of Shirley Fugit, Libby Brown, Rebekah McKinney and Alice

WilliamsThese are smart, strong women who had breast cancer. They fought for their lives and won. Shirley, Libby, Rebekah and Alice are truly courageous and shining examples of how all of us should live. — Jim and Liz Kennedy

In Memory of Baila B. Block

Cindy and Ronnie Gray made a donation in memory of Baila B. Block, the mother of their friend, Dana Averbuch, who passed away in April 2014. Baila was diagnosed with breast cancer years earlier. Dana’s maternal grandmother also died from this disease. Dana has three daughters and is understandably worried about the genetics in her family. Both Dana and her mom were tested for the BRCA gene and tested negative. She would be very encouraged by all research in this area.

The HudsonAlpha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the supporting entity for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Tax-deductible contributions to the foundation are for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. 

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