Inspired by a Boy Named Merlin
Who We Are
Inspired by the story of a remarkable boy born with an extra 47th X chromosome, My XXY | Chromodiversity™ Foundation was established in 2020 in Tempe, AZ as a US non-profit organization.
We have rapidly become one of the most trusted and effective charitable foundations dedicated to raising positive awareness of common but underdiagnosed genetic differences, working hard to improve lives and unlock futures.
Supported by a global team of Brand Ambassadors and a US Advisory Board of visionary leaders, our foundation was made possible thanks to a start up endowment made by The Elsje Werner-Polak Memorial Fund "in memory of our niece, gassed by the Nazis in 1943 at age 5", established by Ernest and Ghislaine Polak in 2004.
Change the way the world considers and supports common genetic difference.
Our mission is simple: raise awareness, improve lives and unlock futures of people with common genetic differences around the world.
What They Say
"Terrific people, important initiative."
Eric Siebert, Global Healthcare Marketing Executive
"Celebrating difference as enriching us, not deficiency. Keep up the good work!"
Eric Endlich, PhD, Psychologist & Top College Consultant
"Absolutely love the life changing work My XXY Chromodiversity Foundation is doing."
Manal Sayid, MBA, Facilitator, Consultant & Trainer
"Flipping the script from deficit to difference: how important is this!"
Amy Cramb, Autistic Business Owner & Researcher
"This is a great initiative part of a big cause: celebrating diversity for more innovative cultures."
Fons Trompenaars, Thought Leader & Bestselling Author