The Wheaten Health Endowment is happy to announce the creation of the “Red Hat Challenge Fund” — a collaboration with the SCWT Genetic Research Foundation (“GRF”), a certified non-profit corporation. Proceeds will aid with the funding of the Wheaten Health Database at and continue to bring attention to projects dedicated to SCWT genetic research.


This Fund has been created to honor Jackie Gottlieb and the late Carol Carlson whose dedication and commitment to the betterment and health of the SCWT helped create the two research funding organizations. For decades, Jackie and Carol collaborated in numerous fundraising and research efforts on behalf of Wheatens. At the same time, Jackie led the GRF for many years while Carol led the Endowment.

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The collaboration has established a goal amount for the fund of $40,000. The GRF will donate an initial $10,000, and through October 2022, they will match the next $15,000 in donations to the Endowment for a total GRF contribution of $25,000. This will further expand our community's commitment to Wheaten genetic research and for the continued expansion, support and maintenance of the SCWT Database.

To donate* to the Red Hat Challenge Fund:

  • Check out with PayPal. Please check the box on PayPal to share your address with us so we can provide a receipt for tax purposes.

  • Use our Donation Form to send a check (in US funds only) made payable to "SCWTCA Endowment Inc".
*We do not share or sell your information.

The SCWT Genetic Research Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit corporation, which has raised thousands of dollars for genetic research, created and maintained the website and pedigree database made available to Wheaten lovers and researchers around the world from 2007 through 2018 and looks forward to continued collaboration with the Wheaten Health Endowment.

The Endowment and the GRF offer the Red Hat Fund, which will foster continued collaboration towards the longevity of the SCWT, as symbolized in the poem "When I Am Old, I Shall Wear Purple" adapted for the GRF.

Updated 3/20/2013