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ScullyCoffee4NF - "Scullaaay!" on February 23rd

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What is #ScullyCoffee4NF?

In the summer of 2016, I noticed that coffee shop baristas yelling out names reminded me of Mulder yelling out “Scullaaay!” on my favorite show, The X-Files. So I gave my name as Scully for a laugh, shared the picture with some other fans, and encouraged them to try it, too. I even promised to donate a dollar to the Neurofibromatosis Network for everyone who did it. I didn’t raise a whole lot of money, but the idea to have a #ScullyCoffee4NF day on Scully's birthday was born.

Gillian Anderson rose to fame on The X-Files playing Dana Scully. She continues to delight her fans with memorable roles in The Fall and most recently, Sex Education. Ms. Anderson has also been a longtime supporter of the NF Network & an advocate for neurofibromatosis research funding. As fans of Gillian, we thought this would be a fun way to support the work of the NF Network & celebrate her iconic character’s birthday.

Since 2017, fans have donated over $7000 to the NF Network on #ScullyCoffee4NF day! Thank you to everyone who’s donated in the past and thank you Gillian Anderson for inspiring generosity in your fans!


How to participate on February 23rd:

1. Use the name “Scully” at your favorite coffee shop.

2. Take a picture or video and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag #ScullyCoffee4NF.

3. Make a donation to the NF Network in honor of ScullyCoffee4NF day. Be sure to select ScullyCoffee4NF from the dropdown menu under ‘contributing towards.’  Every $10 donated gets you a chance in our donor prize drawing - prizes pictured below.

If you can’t get to a coffee shop or you don’t drink coffee, no problem! Feel free to be creative!  The important part is to make the donation at the NF Network - the coffee part is just for fun!



Open to everyone, even international fans!  One prize per person.


Donor Prize #1: Original artwork for #ScullyCoffee4NF 2020

Donated by the artist, Piper Maru


Donor Prize #2: Program from All About Eve, signed by Gillian Anderson

Donated by Blanca Rodriguez


Donor Prize #3: X-Files promotional 8x10, autopen-signed

Donated by Kristin Sauter, and

Annabeth Gish & Robert Patrick signed 8x10

Donated by Melanie Thomas


Donor Prize #4: X-Files artist's proof by J.J. Lendl, signed by Mitch Pileggi

Donated by Melanie Thomas


Donor Prize #5: Mulder and Scully quotes mugs, by CWB Letters

Donated by Melanie Thomas

You can also purchase these online! A portion of the profits for the Scully mug will be donated to the NF Network.


Donor Prize #6: Magazines, cards and comics lot

Donated by Karen Jones, Joani Diego and Melanie Thomas


We’ll draw the winners at random sometime after February 23 and announce them on social media. Remember, each $10 donated gets you chance to win! If you donate $20, your name is entered twice. Donate $50, and you’re in 5 times! One prize per person, international donors are welcome.

Odds of winning depend on how many donations are received. You will need to contact us at to claim your prize. The NF Network will keep your full name and contact information private.


Thank you again, X-Philes and Gillian fans!
Questions? Contact us via email


ScullyCoffee4NF is a fan fundraiser, 'expertly' coordinated by Melanie Thomas, Alicia Peaker, Karen Magnussen Sarna & Priscilla Sarah Morse.