Giving to the Clinical Child Psychology Program

Thank you for visiting the KU CCPP Endowment Funds page. Below, we have listed opportunities for you to partner with us to advance our mission of developing leaders in the research, dissemination, and practice of clinical science for children, adolescents, and families.

Our endowment account has been growing thanks to the generous support of our alumni and friends, and children, youth, and families have been reaping the rewards.  A gift of any amount will help us with our mission, and will help us continue our tradition of excellence. 

Please remember that all donations are tax-deductible. All money donated goes to your stated purpose and does not mingle with or supplant state funds. Funds are administered jointly by the Program faculty and KU Endowment. We appreciate your support.


The Pioneer Classes Dissertation Research Award

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The Clinical Child Psychology Program Pioneer Classes Dissertation Research Award was established in 2007 to facilitate the completion of exceptional dissertation research in clinical child and adolescent psychology. It was named in honor of the early classes of students in the Clinical Child Psychology Program (“the Pioneers”), who were instrumental in establishing the traditions of the program.

The Pioneer Classes Award is awarded annually to a doctoral student for their cutting edge projects leading to student publications and national presentations. The chosen research will demonstrate innovation, potential to impact clinical/developmental literature or practice, and methodological rigor.

This award is not yet endowed for lasting funds. Only once the Pioneer Award reaches $25,000, we will be able to provide this award in perpetuity using only the interest accrued. Save the Pioneer! Help us to continue this award for future generations of students.


Michael C. Roberts Colloquium Series in Clinical Child Psychology Fund

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The Michael C. Roberts Colloquium Series in Clinical Child Psychology Fund is an endowed fund that honors its name bearer’s contributions to the field as Founder and Director of the KU Clinical Child Psychology Program. We have all been touched by Michael's personal commitment to our professional development, as well as by his advocacy for graduate education at the national level.

The colloquium series will raise the national profile of the CCPP, enhance graduate training, allow invaluable networking opportunities for students, and offer opportunities for collaboration for faculty working on projects of vital importance for children, youth, and families.

The fund was established in May of 2012 with initial gifts from Dr. Sarah T. Trane, the family of Dr. Michael C. Roberts, and the faculty of the KU Clinical Child Psychology Program. The inaugural speaker for the Colloquium Series was Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D., ABPP, who presented in October of 2015.


General Giving - Unrestricted Account

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Contributions from loyal alumni and friends enable the Clinical Child Psychology Program to thrive. Consider donating to our Unrestricted Endowment Account so that we can apply your gift toward the current and sometimes unexpected needs of the program. Your contribution to the CCPP represents a gift to the development of interventions, prevention programs, and basic research to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and their families.


Endowed funds

Donors who wish to endow the Program can make larger donations for designated purposes. The principal cannot be expended from endowed funds; only the interest the fund accrues is spent for the donor's designated purpose. If you are interested in making a lasting impact on the Clinical Child Psychology Program by creating an endowed fund, please contact Tirzah Chesky at TChesky@KUEndowment.org  (785-832-7350), or Ric Steele (CCPP Program Director) at rsteele@ku.edu (785-864-0550). 


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