Our Donors

The XEL FOUNDATION is continuing to grow and create positive momentum thanks to the generous donations of people like you. Learn more about our donors!

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Difference Makers & The LEX GO! Club

Automatically recurring donors are a part of our LEX GO! Club

A single instance donor is one of our Difference Makers.

Donations over $5,000 within the last 365 days are further classified as a Top Donor.

Affiliations are for donations within the last 365 days.



Donor Glyphs

Generosity Knows No Bounds with the Francis Family

In 2017, the CEO of the R&R Family of Companies, Richard S. Francis’ grandson Lex was diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. As a grandfather he knew he had to do something, as a business owner he knew he could do more.

In November of 2021, Rich and his wife Kathie donated $100,000 to form an autism foundation, The XEL Foundation, for research and inclusion. That year the rate of autism was 1 in 54. That same day, Rich asked R&R employees to consider donating $.54 for every load moved, which the R&R Family of Companies would match. 

Everyone at The XEL FOUNDATION is forever grateful for the continued generosity of the Francis family. 




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Rich & Kathie Francis

Special Thanks to the Donors from the R&R Family of Companies

Donors from the R&R Family of Companies in the transportation industry are committed to funding autism research and inclusion. Employees have voluntarily pledged that 54 cents of every truckload they move will be donated to The XEL FOUNDATION. 54 cents represents the 1 in 54 children diagnosed with autism based on CDC statistics in 2021 when the foundation was established. The R&R Family of Companies also matches the 54 cents of those participating. 

If you are interested in a donation program for your company, please reach out us.


Other Corporate Donors

Thank you to our corporate donors over $1,000.


We appreciate every single donor!

We have received numerous donations from families and friends of The XEL FOUNDATION. We’d like to thank each of these individuals for their generosity.

Another thank you to our volunteers! We wouldn't be here without you.



In-kind Donors

Marketing strategy, creative consulting, project management

Forward Solutions LinkedIn

Website design, development, hosting


XEL brand identity, marketing design & development

EJC LinkedIn

Copywriting, search engine marketing




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