Your Donation Matters!

FAST’s scientists know the underlying cause of Angelman syndrome. A single nonfunctional or missing gene. They have reversed the symptoms of the disorder in mice and rats using multiple strategies. A cure is no longer a matter of if, but when.

To this end, FAST is driving translational research and supporting the advancement of therapeutics for animal models to humans living with Angelman syndrome. This includes not only supporting 9 different disease of gene-modifying therapeutic strategies, but also exploring the benefits of downstream drug targets, while working rigorously to create the foundation for human clinical studies.  Through robust investments in clinical endpoints and biomarkers, the development and characterization of animal models, and supporting novel tools for platform testing of different therapeutic candidates, FAST is deeply invested in bringing promising interventions to clinical trials. We live each day with the goal to bring practical treatments for every individual living with Angelman syndrome into current medical practice, as safely and quickly as possible, and we will not stop until that is achieved.

Your donation today will get us closer to finding a cure for Angelman syndrome. All it takes is the click of a button. To learn more about our donor privacy policy, click here

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Other Ways to Donate

Create a Cure Angelman Now (CAN) Fundraiser

We understand that asking for money is not always easy, and everyone’s experience with fundraising is different. A great way to get started is by creating your own campaign page, which can make things feel both fun and personal. You can also start brainstorming event ideas that you think would resonate with your specific friends and family. Just don’t be intimidated or nervous! We are here if you need help with any of it. Email us at and we’ll help get you started. 

Matching Gifts

One of the smartest ways to increase your donation to FAST is through a Corporate Matching Gift Program. Many companies, and some individuals, will match your donation dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable-donation power. Some match even more. Johnson & Johnson, for example, matches 2:1 and Grainger contributes 3:1.

Click to find a list of companies with matching gift programs. If you don’t see your employer on the list, check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. If they don’t, ask them to start one.

To add FAST to their list of charities, have your Human Resources office contact FAST via:

Phone 630.852.FAST
Fax 630.852.3270
FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Planned Giving

A planned gift provides a way to leave a lasting investment in the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, advancing our mission to cure Angelman syndrome and ensuring our ability to provide resources and opportunities to our AS community. Wills, retirement plans, IRAs, life insurance policies and charitable gift annuities can each be an effective and convenient vehicle for including FAST as a beneficiary. By leaving a legacy gift, you can make a tremendous impact in advancing the most promising research to cure Angelman syndrome.

If you are interested in any of these options, we want to work with you to create a gift that best fits your circumstances and helps support our critical research program. Please contact us today at or 630-852-FAST.

Endowment Gift

FAST welcomes and provides the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy through support of an endowment fund. A gift to an endowment is invested, and the return on investment supports AS research and initiatives. The endowment may be named for an individual, a family, or for anyone the donor wishes to honor. Your gift of an endowment secures your legacy of curing Angelman syndrome. To arrange your endowment gift, please contact a FAST representative or email

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to FAST once you nominate us as your preferred charity

Tango Card

The Tango Card is a very special reward card. Value on a Tango Card can be redeemed for other popular gift cards, donations and local business options — all without any fees or expiration dates. It is part of Tango Card’s Rewards as a Service product suite, helping customers create loyalty, employee engagement and program participation by providing employees true flexibility in how and when they use their rewards

Read about how FAST were selected be become a charity partner – “FAST, a new Non Profit Partner – A Personal Story”