The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), a non-profit charity, exempt from federal taxation. Additionally, donors making charitable donations to a 501(c)(3) will generally receive a deduction for federal income tax purposes.
FAST is run by an all volunteer staff and board who dedicate their time and expertise towards finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome. Operating expenses are generated through our annual Gala and through donations specifically for that purpose. We do not have any paid staff. Donations otherwise generated throughout the year go directly to supporting research aimed at finding a cure.
Our goal is to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible. It is our hope that grants we fund will lead to additional research support from government agencies and other funding sources.
There are many diseases and disorders that will not be cured in our lifetime, with your help, Angelman Syndrome will not be one of them.