FXB Foundation

The story of FXB started in 1986, when Albina du Boisrouvray’s only son François-Xavier, a rescue pilot, was killed in a tragic helicopter accident when he was just 24. This life-changing loss prompted Albina to walk away from a successful career as a film producer and dedicate her life to champion the cause of the tens of millions of vulnerable women and children left in the wake of the devastating AIDS pandemic. In 1989, Albina give away most of what she had to found the FXB Foundation and the FXB Association (FXB International) in honor of François-Xavier, to perpetuate the values of generosity and compassion that had guided his life, and to keep his mission alive by also seeking to rescue people – some of the poorest on the earth.

Click here to read more about Albina du Boisrouvray’s life and click here to read about François-Xavier Bagnoud, her inspiration.

The FXB Foundation has invested in many of the things that fascinated François-Xavier and inspired his life: a love of the Valais and the Alpine region where he worked, a fascination with flight and space, his academic studies and the promotion of human rights and public health around the world.

What we have created

Washington DC

Washington DC

FXB House in Washington DC Since the creation of the FXB Foundation and FXB Association, Albina du Boisouvray, Founder and President, wished to focus on supporting orphans and vulnerable children left in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. FXB opened the first FXB House in...

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland: Community Life in Le Valais The Canton of Valais is one of Switzerland’s 26 cantons. Its coat of arms is composed of thirteen red and white stars symbolising the thirteen districts of the canton. The Rhone River has its headwaters in Valais and flows...

Sion

Sion

Sion – Centre Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Born from Albina du Boisrouvray’s desire (Founder,Chair and President Emerita of FXB) to give people who wish to die at home the possibility to do so, the Foundation created the Centre Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (CFXB) for palliative...

Salvan

Salvan

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Home at Salvan The François-Xavier Bagnoud Home is a therapy center focused on addiction and attendant disorders. The principal objective is to offer its residents the means to recover their health in the fullest sense of the word:...

Saint-Luc

Saint-Luc

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory at Saint-Luc Perched at an altitude of more than 7,000 feet, the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory is located above the village of Saint-Luc in the Valais Alps, not far from the town of Sierre. Built on a site renowned for the...

Panossière, Verbier

Panossière, Verbier

Panossière, Verbier From the starting point at Fionnay in the Val de Bagnes, three good hours of walking are needed to reach the eagle’s nest overlooking the Corbassière glacier in the Combins range at an altitude of more than 8,500 feet. Designed by architects Michel...

Michigan

Michigan

Michigan The exploration of space and development of aviation and aeronautical safety stimulate human imagination around the world. In order to further develop these activities engineers as well as scientists specialized in this sector should be able to work in an...

Hérémence

Hérémence

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Water Mill at Hérémence The village of Hérémence, perched at an altitude of 4,000 feet on the side of the Dixence Valley, unites a venerable traditional style with the modern character of recent constructions. Typical Swiss chalets jostle...

Sion Airport

Sion Airport

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Rescue House Through his rescue work, François- Xavier lived out his two great passions: his love of flying and his love for his colleagues. He had imagined a rescue house at the Sion Airport that would bring together all the human and...

Paris

Paris

Paris The project arose from the desire of Albina du Boisrouvray – Founder and President of the Association François-Xavier Bagnoud – to offer people who are willing to, the possibility to die at home. Firstly, in 1992, the Association created a care center in...

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey In 1990, FXB established the François-Xavier Bagnoud Chair in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers), and Dr. James Oleske became the first FXB Professor of Pediatrics....

Boston

Boston

Boston  In 1991, the FXB Foundation funded the Global AIDS Policy Coalition (GAPC*) at the Harvard School of Public Health, with Dr. Jonathan Mann as its Founding Director. Before coming to the School as professor in 1990, Dr. Mann was the first head of the Global...

FXB International News & Updates

Gaza – Philosophy and culture of Non-Violence as a way of life

Gaza – Philosophy and culture of Non-Violence as a way of life

Gaza – Philosophy and culture of Non-Violence as a way of life In 2017, Albina, Founder & President Emerita of FXB International, got the idea to develop a pilot program in Gaza in order to spread the concept, culture, and principles of non-violence within the...

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