Alfred Adler laid the foundation for modern psychology. The first pioneering community psychologist, Adler was the first to practice and promote group counseling, family counseling, public mental health education, and systemic/structural community intervention. Adler articulated the construct of gemeinschaftsgefühl, or social interest, to explain people, guide work with people, and describe our responsibility to each other.
This responsibility extends to participation in philanthropy. The Alfred Adler Society represents philanthropic leaders who best understand and support Adler’s vision and who play a pivotal role in the life of our growing institution. Recognition for those in the top eight giving levels includes participation in the Society.
Without question, every gift is meaningful to the Adler School. Leadership gifts of $1,000 or more, however, are especially important because they address emerging and immediate opportunities. Such gifts provide critical support to scholarships and academic services for a diverse student body, community service initiatives on behalf of the marginalized and neglected, and campus improvements to enhance the learning environment.
The Alfred Adler Society
The distinctive Alfred Adler Society membership provides honor roll listing as well as an annual reception recognizing alumni and friends who have provided significant support to the Adler School. Additionally, members receive invitations to all Adler School special events. Benefactors beginning at the $25,000 giving level may name endowed positions and spaces at our new campus. Financial requirements for naming opportunities differ, and donors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Office for Institutional Advancement; please contact Rebecca Pellegrino by e-mail or call 312-662-4035.
If you would like to make a Leadership Gift, click here to make an online contribution, or go to our mail-in form and complete the requested information. To make gifts of securities or via wire transfer, please contact Rebecca Pellegrino at 312-662-4035.